This page is dedicated to providing more information on the intravenous fluid 0.45% sodium chloride (half normal saline). More information on other intravenous (IV) fluids can be found here.
WHAT IS IT?
0.45% sodium chloride (commonly called half normal saline) is a very commonly used IV fluid in medicine. It has the following features:
- Osmolarity (hypotonic): 154 mOsmol/L (contains 0.45 g/L of sodium chloride)
- Sodium concentration: 77 mEq/L
- Chloride concentration: 77 mEq/L
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
In order to give water and volume
WHEN DO WE AVOID USING IT?
Page Updated: 01.09.2017