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PlasmaLyte R

Plasma-Lyte R Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 6/16/2016

Plasma-Lyte R (multiple electrolytes injection, Type 2) is an electrolyte solution used as a source of water and electrolytes or as an alkalinizing agent. Plasma-Lyte R is available in generic form. Common side effects of Plasma-Lyte R include:

  • fever
  • injection site reactions (infection, blood clotting, swelling), or
  • increase in blood volume

Dosage of Plasma-Lyte R is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations. Plasma-Lyte R may interact with corticosteroids or corticotropin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Plasma-Lyte R should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Plasma-Lyte R (multiple electrolytes injection, Type 2) 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 R 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 R (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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