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PlasmaLyte A

Plasma-Lyte A Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

PlasmaLyte A Injection pH 7.4 (Multiple Electrolytes Injection, Type 1, USP) is an isotonic solution used as a source of water and electrolytes or as an alkalinizing agent. Common side effects of PlasmaLyte A include fever, and infection or swelling at the injection site.

Talk to your doctor about your individual dosage recommendation of PlasmaLyte A. Corticosteroids and cortotropin may interact with PlasmaLyte A. Before taking PlasmaLyte A tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, severe renal insufficiency, swelling with sodium retention, or elevated potassium levels. If you are pregnant only take PlasmaLyte A if clearly needed. Exercise caution if taking PlasmaLyte A and you are breastfeeding.

Our PlasmaLyte A Injection pH 7.4 (Multiple Electrolytes Injection, Type 1, 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.

What is Prescribing information?

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

Plasma-Lyte A 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 A (Multiple Electrolytes 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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