How many milligrams of sodium chloride are in a 250ml bag of 0.9% NaCl?

by Cheyenne
(Kissimmee, Florida)

Sodium Chloride IV Fluids (250ml bag)

Sodium Chloride IV Fluids (250ml bag)

How many mg of sodium chloride are contained in a 250ml bag of 0.9% NaCl?

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How many milligrams (mg) of Na+ in Normal Saline
by: strum

As an MD, far more pertinent than "how many milligrams of NaCl" would be how many mg (milligrams) of sodium per liter of 0.9% NaCl?

There are 9 grams of NaCl in a liter bag of normal saline (NS), since NS is defined as 0.9% NS.

The molecular weight of Na+ is ≈ 23 and that of Cl is 35. Therefore sodium is 40% of the NaCl. That would mean in a bag of NS containing 9 grams of NaCl, 40% would be sodium or 3.6 grams = 3,600 mg. Patients on a Na+ restricted diet are therefore getting 3,600 mg of Na+ per liter or 360 mg Na+ per 100 ml of normal saline.

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IV Compounding Question 0.9% NaCl and Sodium Chloride
by: David

Great Question, Cheyenne!

Each 100 milliliters of 0.9% NaCl contains 900 milligrams of Sodium Chloride, USP.

For the 250ml bag of 0.9% NaCl, the amount of Sodium Chloride is 2.25 grams, or 2250 milligrams.

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how many mg of sodium chloride are contained in a 250ml bag of 0.9% NaCl?

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Sodium chloride
by: Anonymous

9 mg sodium chloride per mL
9 x 250 = 2250 mg

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