Sodium chloride Abcur – Sodium chloride uses, dose and side effects


500 mg film-coated tablet
sodium chloride

What Sodium Chloride Abcur is and what it is used for

Sodium chloride Abcur is used to treat sodium deficiency that has arisen due to, for example, having a shortened bowel ( stoma ) or suffering from a disease called SIADH (inadequate ADH secretion ). The active substance in Sodium Chloride Abcur is sodium chloride, a substance that is important for the fluid balance in the body.

Sodium chloride contained in Sodium Chloride Abcur may also be approved for the treatment of other conditions not mentioned in this product information. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare professionals if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.

What you need to know before using Sodium Chloride Abcur

Do not use Sodium Chloride Abcur

  • if you are allergic to sodium chloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
  • if you have severe renal impairment
  • if you have symptoms of heart failure despite treatment
  • if you have fluid retention
  • if you have severe hepatic impairment ( liver cirrhosis )
  • if you have preeclampsia (a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid retention).

Warnings and cautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse before using Sodium Chloride Abdur

  • if you have heart failure
  • if you have impaired kidney / liver function
  • if you have high blood pressure
  • if you are taking medicines containing cortisone

Other medicines and Sodium Chloride Abcur

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines. Sodium chloride Abcur may affect or be affected by the use of any of the following:

  • antihypertensive drugs.
  • drugs containing lithium.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

No known risks at the recommended dose.

Driving and using machines

No effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been demonstrated.

You are responsible for assessing whether you are fit to drive a motor vehicle or perform work that requires sharpened vigilance. One of the factors that can affect your ability in these respects is the use of drugs due to their effects and/or side effects. Descriptions of these effects and side effects can be found in other sections. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

How to use Sodium Chloride Abcur

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.

The recommended dose is:

Adults: individual dosing, but not more than 20 tablets per day divided into several dosing occasions. The tablets should be swallowed whole.

If you use more Abcur Sodium Chloride than you should 

If you have ingested too much medicine or if, for example, a child has ingested the medicine by mistake, contact a doctor or hospital for risk assessment and advice.

If you take too much Sodium Chloride Abcur you may experience the following: thirst, decreased saliva, swollen tongue, palpitations, drop in blood pressure, accumulation of fluid in the brain or body, headache, restlessness, dizziness, stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Coma and respiratory arrest may occur in severe cases.

If you forget to use Sodium Chloride Abcur

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

If you stop using Sodium Chloride Abcur

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The following side effects have been reported (affects unknown users):

Nausea, vomiting

How to store Sodium Chloride Abcur

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents of the pack and other information

Content declaration

  • The active substance is sodium chloride.
  • The other ingredients are talc, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, macrogol.

What the medicine looks like and contents of the pack

Plastic jar with 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 98 or 100 tablets.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Abcur AB, Box 1452, 251 14 Helsingborg.


Viminco, Skælskør, Denmark.

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