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Sodium Lactate

Sodium Lactate Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 4/21/2016

Sodium Lactate Injection is an electrolyte replenisher and systemic alkalizer used as a source of bicarbonate for prevention or control of mild to moderate metabolic acidosis in patients with restricted oral intake whose oxidative processes are not seriously impaired. Common side effects of sodium lactate injection are essentially limited to overdosage of either sodium or lactate ions and may include:

  • dilution of other blood electrolyte concentrations
  • overhydration
  • congested states, or
  • pulmonary edema

Sodium Lactate Injection 50 mEq (5 mEq/ mL) dose is administered intravenously only after addition to a larger volume of fluid. Sodium Lactate Injection may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Sodium Lactate should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Sodium Lactate 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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Sodium Lactate FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Adverse effects of sodium lactate are essentially limited to overdosage of either sodium or lactate ions. See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Sodium Lactate (Sodium Lactate Injection in AVIVA)

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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