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Neut (4% sodium bicarbonate additive solution) is indicated for use as an additive to raise the pH of acid solutions administered intravenously to reduce the incidence of chemical phlebitis and patient discomfort due to vein irritation at or near the site of infusion.
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Neut (4% sodium bicarbonate additive solution) is a sterile, nonpyrogenic solution of sodium bicarbonate in water for injection. It is administered by the intravenous route only after addition as a neutralizing agent to an acidic large volume parenteral solution. Each 5 mL contains sodium bicarbonate 0.2 g (2.4 mEq each of Na+ and HCO3‾ ); edetate disodium, anhydrous 10 mg added as a stabilizer. Total sodium (Na+) content of each 5 mL is 56.1 mg (11.2 mg/mL).
The solutions contain no bacteriostat, antimicrobial agent or added buffer; pH 8.0 (7.0 to 8.5).
Sodium Bicarbonate, USP is chemically designated as NaHCO3, a white crystalline powder soluble in water.