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
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 8 2
Orthostatic hypotension 7 3
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 7 1
Hypovolemia 5 3
Dysautonomia 3 4
Chronic dehydration 2 0

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Intravenous saline

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

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Intravenous saline

Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 1
27 mg monthly 1
18 mg weekly 1
1,000 mL every other week 1
1other as needed 1
2 0.9% as needed 1
500ml as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Intravenous saline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Intravenous saline

Duration

Currently taking Intravenous saline

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Intravenous saline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$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.