- 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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Addipak is 0.9% sodium chloride, sold for inhalation therapy. It is often recommended by optometrists for off-label use filling scleral lenses, because it is the cheapest unit dose preservative-free saline on the market.
Addipak and Modudose are just about identical. They are very simple products. Their limitation is that they are not buffered, which means that they do not have additives to raise and stabilize the pH at a level that matches the eye. Addipak is acidic. For many users, that doesn't seem to matter, but for others, it can be uncomfortable, and even contribute to lens fogging. Some of them remedy the acidity and fogging by switching to buffered saline (e.g. Purilens, ScleralFil) while 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 the Addipak. If you are trying these sorts of cocktails please make sure you always keep your eye doctor in the loop!
Ingredients: Purified water and sodium chloride.
For more information about preservative free salines, please see our Product Guide to Preservative Free Saline Options.
On and off-label use: Please note that several preservative free salines that are routinely recommended by doctors for use with PROSE or sclerals are not labeled for ocular use by the manufacturer so for you this may constitute an 'off label' use. Please make sure your lens provider / eye care professional approves any solution you are using.
- 5 mL Sterile 0.9% NaCl Solution for Inhalation USP
- 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