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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Lactated Ringers
Manufacturer:Baxter Healthcare Corporation
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Indications and Usage
Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP is indicated as a source of water and electrolytes or as an alkalinizing agent.
Contraindications
None known
Warnings

Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP should be used with great care, if at all, in patients with congestive heart failure, severe renal insufficiency, and in clinical states in which there exists edema with sodium retention.Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP should be used with great care, if at all, in patients with hyperkalemia, severe renal failure, and in conditions in which potassium retention is present.Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP should be used with great care in patients with metabolic or respiratory alkalosis.

The administration of lactate ions should be done with great care in those conditions in which there is an increased level or an impaired utilization of these ions, such as severe hepatic insufficiency.Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP should not be administered simultaneously with blood through the same administration set because of the likelihood of coagulation.The intravenous administration of Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP can cause fluid and/or solute overloading resulting in dilution of serum electrolyte concentrations, overhydration, congested states, or pulmonary edema.

The risk of dilutional states is inversely proportional to the electrolyte concentrations of the injections.

The risk of solute overload causing congested states with peripheral and pulmonary edema is directly proportional to the electrolyte concentrations of the injections.In patients with diminished renal function, administration of Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP may result in sodium or potassium retention.Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP is not for use in the treatment of lactic acidosis.

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