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Addipak Saline Solution Unit Dose (Box of 100)

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 19 reviews
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    Sorry for any inconvenience! We are no longer stocking Addipak. See our Backorders and Known Shortages page for more information.

    About Addipak

    • Box of 100
    • Inexpensive preservative free 0.9% sodium chloride solution
    • Contains no buffers
    • Using with contacts is an "off label" use
    • See also our Preservative Free Saline Guide

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    To save on shipping, please try to avoid ordering just one box. The difference is huge! It's heavy because it's liquid. You might be paying shipping of $8 or more for one box depending where it's going, but only $1 or so more per additional box after that.  Use the shipping calculator in the cart to see for yourself.

    Description (Rebecca's)

    Updated May 2022

    Addipak is 0.9% sodium chloride, sold for inhalation therapy.

    Cost = cheap

    Addipak has been recommended by many doctors over the years for off-label use filling scleral lenses, because it is the cheapest unit dose preservative-free saline on the market. 

    Acidity 

    Addipak is quite acidic. Its pH is thought to be about 5.5, although this is not known for sure as manufacturers do not typically state the expected pH. 0.9% sodium chloride solutions are always acidic unless they are buffered. Buffering is when they add ingredients to raise and stabilize the pH. The pH of the human eye is about 7, so it is generally thought that using a saline in scleral lenses that matches our tears is a good thing. 

    Many people seem to find that the pH of their saline doesn't make any noticeable difference. For others, acidic salines can be uncomfortable, and even contribute to lens fogging. Some people remedy the acidity problem by switching to buffered saline (e.g. Nutrifill, Scleralfil, Purilens). Others add one or more drops of a preservative-free artificial tear (e.g. Refresh Celluvisc, Oasis Tears Plus - note that this is an off label use of those too!) to an unbuffered saline like Addipak. If you are trying these sorts of cocktails please make sure you always keep your eye doctor in the loop!

    "Off label" use of unbuffered salines

    Addipak and Modudose (which are closely similar) are not labeled (therefore not FDA reviewed) for use with any sort of contact lens. They are sold for inhalation therapy. We generally recommend that scleral lens users stick with salines that are reviewed, packaged and labeled specifically for use with scleral lenses, wherever possible.

    Compare: "On label" unbuffered sales

    There are now two brands of unbuffered saline that are labeled specifically for use with scleral lenses: Lacripure and VibrantVue.

    For more information about preservative free salines, please see our Product Guide to Preservative Free Saline Options.

    Description (Manufacturer's)

    • 5 mL Sterile 0.9% NaCl Solution for Inhalation USP
    • Non-Pyrogenic
    • Not for parenteral administration
    • No bacteriostatic agent or other preservative added
    • Storage conditions: Store at room temperature
    • Directions for use: Hold vial gently and twist off top. Squeeze vial to dispense. Discard after use.
    • Latex free
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    Reviewed by Dawn H., from United States
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    Reviewed by Roberta S., from United States
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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    saline unit dose

    just enough saline without waste, easy to use, cost effective

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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Good.

    The product is good. For me, the advantage of this particular brand over others I've used is that the top of the vial twists off evenly and allows the drops of solution to come out evenly - unlike others I've used that come off unevenly so the direction of the drop (or stream) of solution is unpredictable.

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    Reviewed by Mayra I., from United States
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    • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Great product!

    I had Stevens Johnson Syndrome 11 years ago and it really did a number on my eyes. Long story short it left me with scare tissue and severe dry eye. My eye doctor recommended using this product. The Addipak saline solution vials are a life saver and extremely needed. Once again great product!

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    Reviewed by Connie C., from United States
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    Was one of 2 Dr instructed to use

    Was what I needed.

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