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Plasma-Lyte 148

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Plasma-Lyte 148

Plasma-Lyte 148 Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 6/16/2016

Plasma-Lyte 148 and 5% Dextrose Injection (multiple electrolytes and dextrose) is a source of fluid and electrolyte replenishment. Common side effects of Plasma-Lyte 148 include:

  • fever
  • injection site reactions (infection, swelling, blood clot, or fluid leakage), or
  • increase in blood volume (hypervolemia)

Dosage of Plasma-Lyte 148 depends on the age, weight and condition of the patient. Plasma-Lyte 148 may interact with corticosteroids or corticotropin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you take. Plasma-Lyte 148 should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Plasma-Lyte 148 and 5% Dextrose Injection (multiple electrolytes and dextrose) Side Effects 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.

Plasma-Lyte 148 FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


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 Plasma-Lyte 148 (Multiple Electrolytes Inj)

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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