GENERIC NAME: sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium lactate and calcium chloride
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
- chest pain,
- abnormal heart rate,
- decreased blood pressure,
- troubled breathing,
- itching, and
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).
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