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Lactated Ringers Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP is indicated as a source of water and electrolytes or as an alkalinizing agent. It is an electrolyte replenisher. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include allergic reactions, such as localized or generalized hives and itching, swelling of the eyes, face, or throat, coughing, sneezing, or difficulty breathing. Other reactions may include fever, infection at injection site or redness/red streaking and swelling from the site of infection.
The dose of Lactated Ringer's is as directed by a physician. Dosage is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations. Lactated Ringer's may interact with corticosteroids or corticotropin. Other drugs may affect Lactated Ringer's. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP should be given to a pregnant woman only if prescribed. It is not known whether this drug is passed in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP 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.
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Lactated Ringers FDA Prescribing Information: 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.
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