GENERIC NAME: sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium lactate and calcium
BRAND NAME: Lactated Ringer’s solution
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Lactated Ringer’s is used for balancing fluid and
electrolytes and as an alkalizing agent.
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Lactated Ringer’s solution are
MORE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS: These include:
- Infection at the site of injection,
- venous thrombosis or
- phlebitis at the site of injection,
- extravasation, and
- increased fluid volume (hypervolemia).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/2/2016
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