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Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and Dextrose

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Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP have value as a source of water, electrolytes, and calories. It is capable of inducing diuresis depending on the clinical condition of the patient.

Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP produce a metabolic alkalinizing effect. Lactate ions are metabolized ultimately to carbon dioxide and water, which requires the consumption of hydrogen cations.

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/29/2008
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