Milli-Sol HS

Description

This is a hypotonic crystalloid solution of sodium chloride dissolved in sterile water (unlike 0.9% Normal Saline which is isotonic, as mentioned above). This fluid is designed to treat cellular dehydration, caused by such conditions as hypernatremia or diabetic ketoacidosis. It is always avoided in patients with burns, trauma, or liver disease because of its tendency to deplete intravascular fluid levels. Infusing half normal saline, causes water to shift from the extracellular fluid compartment to the ICF compartment.