What is Intravenous saline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Saline solutions are available in various formulations for different purposes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Orthostatic hypotension 7 3
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 7 2
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 6 1
Hypovolemia 5 3
Dysautonomia 3 4
Dehydration 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Intravenous saline

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal bloating 1
Anxious mood 1
Increased urination 1
Irritability 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Intravenous saline

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 hr weekly 1
27 mg monthly 1
1000 mL m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking Intravenous saline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Intravenous saline

Duration

Currently taking Intravenous saline

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Intravenous saline

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Intravenous saline.