What are Slow Sodium Tablets?
Slow Sodium Tablets are slow-release sodium tablets which are used to treat and prevent sodium chloride deficiencies. They contain the active ingredient sodium chloride (salt) in a format that is released slowly into the body. Each tablet contains 600mg of Sodium Chloride which is gradually released to avoid high concentrations of sodium chloride. If you’re looking for a simple and effective way to treat and prevent Sodium Chloride deficiencies, try Slow Sodium Tablets.
What is Sodium Chloride?
Sodium Chloride is the scientific name for salt and our body requires it for a variety of uses. One of the main uses is to maintain the electrolyte balance of fluid in our body. If levels of electrolytes become too low we can become dehydrated and if they become to high we can be over hydrated.
What causes a sodium chloride deficiency?
The causes of a sodium chloride deficiency isn’t usually a result of low intake in our diets, but is more likely to be caused by factors such as:
- Prolonged vomiting
- Prolonged diarrhoea
- Excessive sweating
- Use of some diuretics
- As a result of some kidney diseases
- Old age
Sodium disorders and deficiencies can be quite common, especially in hospital patients and the elderly, but it can be slowly corrected with medical attention and treatment.
How does slow sodium work?
Slow sodium tablets contain the active ingredient sodium chloride (salt). The effective formula is slowly released into the body over a period of time to gradually increase levels of sodium chloride whilst preventing high concentrations from occurring. They work to prevent salt depletion to treat and prevent sodium chloride deficiencies.
How to use this product
Always take this product exactly as instructed by your doctor. Seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist if you are unsure. The tablets should be swallowed whole with around 70ml of water per tablet - do NOT chew.
Slow sodium dose
Adults to prevent sodium chloride deficiency: 4 - 8 tablets per day.
For cases of severe salt loss: up to 20 tablets per day may be required.
To control muscle cramps during haemodialysis (treatment with a kidney machine): 10 - 16 tablets
Children: speak to your doctor for suitable dose
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you:
- Have fluid retention
- Have heart disease
- Have heart failure
- Have aldosteronism (a condition where too much aldosterone is produced)
- Are having treatment to produce salt and water loss, usually, if you have fluid retention, heart failure or high blood pressure
Seek advice from your doctor when using this product if you:
- Have a condition of the intestines where narrowing may occur
- Think you may have a problem drinking enough water
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding
Can I take this product with other medicines?
Seek advice from your doctor if you are taking or have taken any medication, including those obtained without a prescription especially:
This is because Slow Sodium may affect the efficacy of these drugs.
Can Slow Sodium cause side effects?
No side effects have been reported when using this product at the recommended doses. If you notice any side effects when taking slow sodium, seek advice from your doctor.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- Sodium Chloride
The active substance is sodium chloride. Each tablet contains the equivalent of 600mg of sodium chloride.
The other ingredients are: cetostearyl alcohol, gelatin, magnesium stearate, hypromellose phthalate (E464), hydroxypropyl cellulose (E4630), talc and titanium dioxide (E171)
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