## What sodium level is safe?

A normal blood sodium level is between 135 and 145 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L). Hyponatremia occurs when the sodium in your blood falls below 135 mEq/L. Many possible conditions and lifestyle factors can lead to hyponatremia, including: Certain medications.

## How fast should you correct sodium?

SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE. In patients with severe symptomatic hyponatremia, the rate of sodium correction should be 6 to 12 mEq per L in the first 24 hours and 18 mEq per L or less in 48 hours.

**How is sodium infusion rate calculated?**

Formula for Sodium Correction

- Fluid rate (mL / hour) = [(1000) * (rate of sodium correction in mmol / L / hr)] / (change in serum sodium)
- Change in serum sodium = (preferred fluid selected sodium concentration – serum sodium concentration) / (total body water + 1)

**What is critical low sodium level?**

The definition of a low sodium level is below 135 milliequivalents per liter (meq/l). Severe hyponatremia occurs when levels drop below 125 meq/l. Health issues arising from extremely low sodium levels may be fatal.

### How much sodium per day is healthy?

2,300 mg

Consider that 1 teaspoon of table salt, which is a combination of sodium and chloride, has 2,325 milligrams (mg) of sodium. That’s slightly more than the daily limit of 2,300 mg recommended by health experts.

### How fast is too fast to correct hyponatremia?

Overly rapid correction of hyponatremia is defined as a plasma sodium correction rate exceeding the recommended limits, but controversy still exists about what those limits are. Two common limits used are (1) >10–12 mEq/L in the first 24 hours and >18 mEq/L in the first 48 hours; and (2) >8 mEq/L in any 24-hour period.

**How fast can you infuse normal saline?**

Administer via central line ONLY; give in small (e.g., 30 mL) infusion aliquots over 2 to 30 minutes. Rates can vary from 75 to 150 mL/hour (1 to 2 mL/kg/hour).

**How fast can you infuse 3 saline?**

It is common practice at many institutions to allow only central venous catheter infusion of 3% HTS. Methods: Hospital policy was changed to allow the administration of 3% HTS via 16- to 20-gauge pIVs to a maximum infusion rate of 50 mL/h in patients without central venous access.

#### Is 129 sodium levels too low?

How low is too low? Your blood sodium level is normal if it’s 135 to 145 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L). If it’s below 135 mEq/L, it’s hyponatremia.