BACTERIOSTATIC 0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE Injection, USP
Multiple-dose Plastic Vial
Multiple-dose LifeShield® Plastic Vial
NOT FOR INHALATION
WARNING: NOT FOR USE IN NEWBORNS.
This preparation is designed for parenteral use only after addition of
drugs that require dilution or must be dissolved in an aqueous vehicle
prior to injection.
Bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP is a sterile, nonpyrogenic,
isotonic solution of sodium chloride in water for injection. Each milliliter
(mL) contains sodium chloride 9 mg and 0.9% (9 mg/mL) benzyl alcohol added
as a bacteriostatic preservative. May contain hydrochloric acid for pH
adjustment. It is supplied in a multiple-dose container from which repeated
withdrawals may be made to dilute or dissolve drugs for medication. The
pH is 5.0 (4.5 to 7.0).
Sodium Chloride, USP is chemically designated NaCl, a white crystalline
powder freely soluble in water.
The semi-rigid vial is fabricated from a specially formulated polyolefin.
It is a copolymer of ethylene and propylene. The safety of the plastic
has been confirmed by tests in animals according to USP biological standards
for plastic containers. The container requires no vapor barrier to maintain
the proper drug concentration.