Sodium chloride is the chemical name for common salt. Sodium chlorideis an electrolytethat regulates the amount of water in the body. Apart from this, it also plays a role in muscle's contractions and nerve impulses in the body. Sodium chlorideis a drug used to treat loss of sodium through dehydration, excessive sweating and other causes that can lead to loss of water. It may also be used for other purposes that are not indicated above. Sodium chloride works by enhancing the amount of sodium in the body. Sodium chloride is a supplement used for a variety of purposes in clinical medicine. Sodium chloride is vital to many bodily processes including nerve impulses, muscle contractions, and the salt-water balance of blood pressure. Sodium chloride is used clinically to replace lost sodium due to dehydration or disease. Some patients may also lose excessive sodium through sweating. Replacing sodium chloride replenishes the body's stores of the compound to safe and effective levels. Sodium chloride is, however, associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and swelling, although most patients experience little or no side effects.
Drug Name: Sodium chloride