sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium lactate and calcium (Lactated Ringer's Solution)

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

What is ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

Lactated Ringer's is a sterile solution for fluid and electrolyte replenishment. It restores fluid and electrolyte balances, produces diuresis, and acts as alkalizing agent (reduces acidity). The FDA approved Ringer's solution in plastic containers in 1971.

What brand names are available for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?

Lactated Ringer's solution

Is ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?

Yes

What are the uses for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?

Lactated Ringer's is used for balancing fluid and electrolytes and as an alkalizing agent.

What are the side effects of ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?

Side effects of Lactated Ringer's solution are

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/2/2016

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