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Lactated Ringer's in 5% Dextrose

Lactated Ringers in 5% Dextrose Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 11/5/2015

Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection is a fluid replacement used as a source of water, electrolytes, and calories. Lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose is available in generic form. Common side effects of lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose include itching, hives, swelling of the face, puffy eyes, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fever, and injection site reactions (infection, swelling, redness).

Your doctor will determine your individual dosage. Corticosteroids or corticotropin may interact with lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Exercise caution when taking lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose if you have congestive heart failure, renal insufficiency or failure, edema, sodium or potassium retention, diabetes, or are breastfeeding. If you are pregnant only take lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose if clearly needed.

Our Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Lactated Ringers in 5% Dextrose FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


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 and 5% Dextrose 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 injection, 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 entire FDA prescribing information for Lactated Ringers in 5% Dextrose (Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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