Kolosal IV Infusion
Kolosal contains different electrolytes which are usually depleted in various conditions e.g. diarrhea, vomiting, profuse sweating etc. So, Kolosal is indicated in cholera, also in diarrhea, vomiting, and fluid loss to replenish and restore the normal electrolyte balance of the body.
Dosage & Administration
The volume and rate of infusion of Cholera Saline depends upon the requirements of the patient and the judgement of the physician. It usually varies with age, weight and clinical condition of the patient.
- 1. Check infusion set and infusion solution prior to use
- 2. Pull moderately to tear off the protective cover of the Eurohead
- 3. Hold lightly the Eurohead but not the bag
- 4. Open the flow regulator fully and hold the giving set on the top white area, but not the membrane venting region
- 5. Insert the spike of the administration set to the Eurohead and fit the connector of the administration set firmly to the needle
- 6. Gradually allow the fluid to flow down to the needle tip and close
- 7. Remove the protective cover of the needle
- 8. Locate the venipuncture site and clean the site with an antiseptic solution, and then insert the needle
- 9. Securely tape the puncture site
- 10. Securely tape the wings and tubing
- 11. Start infusion while adjusting drip speed
Since Cholera Saline contains different electrolytes, it should be infused with caution in patients where electrolyte imbalance may cause detrimental effects, e.g. in pregnancy, renal impairment, heart failure, pulmonary congestion, head injury etc. or in patients receiving potassium sparing diuretics. In Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category B. Infusion of fluid should be immediately discontinued if rigor arises for any reason during the process. Do not use if the solution is cloudy, contains particles, or after expiry date.