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What should I know about sodium chloride before taking it?

Before taking sodium chloride (the chemical name for table salt), be aware that certain medical conditions may interact negatively with it. For example, you shouldn't take any form of sodium chloride treatment if you have high blood sodium levels. Likewise, sodium chloride may not be advised if you have other conditions, including heart failure, liver or kidney problems and high blood pressure. Certain medications may interact with sodium chloride, so talk to your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking. If you're using sodium chloride solution to dilute other medications, you must be careful when injecting it to avoid air bubbles that can cause serious complications, so talk to your doctor before starting treatment.

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