- What is ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
- Is ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
- What are the uses for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
- What are the side effects of ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
- What is the dosage for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
- Is ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
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
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 is the dosage for ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
Adult dosing of Lactated Ringer's solution is as directed by the physician. Dosing is individualized based on the patient's age, weight, ongoing treatment, and clinical condition.
Safe and effective use of Lactated Ringer's solution in children is based on clinical practice.
Is ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
: There are no adequate studies done on Lactated Ringer's solution to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.
Use by women who are breastfeeding mothers has not been adequately evaluated.
What else should I know about ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous?
What preparations of ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous are available?
Lactated Ringer's solution is available in 250 ml, 500 ml, and 1000 ml in specific plastic containers.
- Lactated Ringer's is composed of sodium chloride 6 g/L, sodium lactate 3.1 g/L, potassium chloride 0.3 g/L, and calcium chloride 0.2 g/L.
- Lactated Ringer's contains ions of sodium 130 mEq/L, potassium 4 mEq/L, calcium 2.7 mEq/L, chloride 109 mEq/L, and lactate 28 mEq/L.
- Lactated Ringer's has an osmolarity of 273 mOsmol/L, pH of 6.5, and caloric content of 9 kcal/L.
How should I keep ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous stored?
Store Lactated Ringer's solution at room temperature of 25 C, avoiding excessive heat. Brief exposure to up to 40 C does not affect the product.
Daily Health News
Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium lactate and calcium (Lactated Ringer's Solution) is a sterile solution used to replace fluids and electrolytes in patients with unbalanced blood fluid, and it also is used for an alkalizing agent. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, storage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to using this medication.
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