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

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

Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and Dextrose Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection is used as a source of water, electrolytes, and calories or as alkalinizing agents. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include fever, infection at the site of injection, blood clots or swollen veins extending from the site of injection, leakage of fluid into surrounding tissue, and an increase in blood volume.

Dosage of potassium chloride in lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose injection is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations. Potassium chloride in lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose injection may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, potassium chloride in lactated ringer's and 5% dextrose should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection 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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Potassium Chloride in Lactated Ringer's and Dextrose FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

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

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