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BSS® (Balanced Salt Solution)

DESCRIPTION:
BSS
® is a sterile physiological balanced salt solution of Sodium Chloride (NaCl), Potassium Chloride (KCl), Calcium Chloride (CaCl2·H2O), Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2·6H2O), Sodium Acetate (C2H3NaO2·3H2O), and Sodium Citrate Dihydrate (C6H5Na3O7·2H2O). BSS is isotonic to the tissues of the eyes. It is a lint-free solution containing essential ions for normal cell metabolism.

Each mL contains: Sodium Chloride 0,64%, Potassium Chloride 0,075%, Calcium Chloride 0,048%, Magnesium Chloride 0,03%, Sodium Acetate 0,39%, Sodium Citrate 0,17%, Sodium Hydroxide and/or Hydrochloric Acid (to adjust pH), and Water for Injection.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY:
A physiologic irrigation solution.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
For irrigation during various surgical procedures of the eyes, ears, nose and/or throat.

WARNING:
Not for injection or IV infusion.

PRECAUTIONS:
This solution contains no preservative and should not be used for more than one patient. Use only if vacuum is present, and if container and seal are undamaged and solution is clear.
The addition of any medication to BSS may result in damage to intraocular tissue. There have been rare reports of corneal clouding or edema following ocular surgery in which BSS was used as an irrigating solution. As in all surgical procedures appropriate measures should be taken to minimize trauma to the cornea and other ocular tissues.

ADVERSE REACTIONS:
When the corneal endothelium is abnormal, irrigation or any other trauma may result in bullous keratopathy. Postoperative inflammatory reactions as well as incidents of corneal edema and corneal decompensation have been reported. Their relationship to the use of BSS has not been established.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
This ocular irrigating solution should be used according to standard format for each surgical procedure. Note: Use an administration set with an air inlet in the plastic spike since the bottle does not contain a separate airway tube. Follow directions of the particular administration set to be used. Grasp plastic ring on top of bottle and pull down along scored area. Then pull radially around the cap and remove. Remove the spike port protective cover by lifting up on the finger grip tab. Insert spike aseptically into the bottle through the center target area of the recessed membrane. Allow the fluid to flow and remove air from the tubing before irrigation begins.

HOW SUPPLIED:
In 250 mL and 500 mL bottle.

STORAGE:
Store at 46° to 80°F. (8° to 27°C)
Avoid excessive heat.

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        SURGICAL
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        Surrey Avenue - RANDBURG 2194

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