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Lactated Ringer's

Side Effects


Allergic reactions or anaphylactoid symptoms such as localized or generalized urticaria and pruritis; periorbital, facial, and/or laryngeal edema; coughing, sneezing, and/or difficulty with breathing have been reported during administration of Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP. The reporting frequency of these signs and symptoms is higher in women during pregnancy.

Reactions which may occur because of the solution or the technique of administration include febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of infection, extravasation, and hypervolemia.

If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures, and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.

Read the Lactated Ringer's (lactated ringer's injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


Caution must be exercised in the administration of Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP to patients receiving corticosteroids or corticotropin.

Studies have not been conducted to evaluate additional drug/drug or drug/food interactions with Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/14/2008

Side Effects

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