Normosol-R is a prescription solution that helps maintain hydration during the treatment of shock, decreased water intake, and to replace fluids lost due to an illness like kidney disease. Plus, it may help restore the decrease in circulatory volume in cases of moderate blood loss. The solution is administered by intravenous infusion for the replacement of acute fluid loss.
Normosol-R is indicated for replacement of acute extracellular fluid volume losses in surgery, trauma, burns or shock. Normosol-R also can be used as an adjunct to restore a decrease in circulatory volume in pets with moderate blood loss. Normosol-R is not intended to supplant transfusion of whole blood or packed red cells in the presence of uncontrolled hemorrhage or severe reductions of red cell volume.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects are unlikely if the proper dose is given. Abscesses or infection may occur at the injection site if a sterile needle and proper technique were not used during administration. If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Drug & Food Interactions
Consult your veterinarian before using Electrolyte Solutions with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, since interactions may occur. Some injectable medications are not compatible with the components in the solution.
Normosol-R should be used with caution in severe renal impairment because of the danger of hyperkalemia. As with all intravenous solutions, care should be taken to avoid circulatory overload, especially in pets with cardiac or pulmonary disorders. Normosol-R is not intended to correct acidosis or large deficits of individual electrolytes, nor to replace blood or plasma expanders when these are indicated.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
This item does not come with the tubing and needles needed for administration. Tubing and needles must be purchased separately.
You can use the Jorvet Infusion Set for administration of this solution.
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