Lactated ringers is an electrolyte replenisher for adults and pedriatic patients. It serves as a source of water and electrolytes and alkanizing agent to keep the patient hydrated.

This medication is used to replenish water and other minerals in a patient.

Solutions containing lactate are not for use in the treatment of lactic acidosis. Solutions containing lactate should be used with great care in patients with:

  • Metabolic or Respiratory Alkalosis
  • Hepatic Insufficiency

Aside from the benefits, this drug may bring some unwanted effects. It is important to tell your doctor all the symptoms that you experience while using this drug, especially if any of the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Paresthesias of the Extremities
  • Areflexia
  • Muscular or Respiratory Paralysis
  • Mental Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Hypotension
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Heart Block
  • Electrocardiographic Abnormalities
  • Cardiac Arrest

This does not contain the complete list of side effects.


Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions



Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Salicylates
  • Barbiturates
  • Ephedrine
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Dextroamphetamine (Dexamphetamine) Sulfate
  • Potassium Sparing Diuretics (Amiloride, Spironolactone, Triamterene)
  • ACE Inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists
  • Immunosuppressants Tacrolimus
  • Thiazide Diuretic
  • Vitamin D

The dose of Lactated Ringer’s is as directed by a physician. Dosage is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations.

Available brand/s:

  • Endure Medical 5% Dextrose in Lactated
  • Endure Medical Lactated Ringer’s Solution
  • Euro-Med 5% Dextrose in Lactated Ringer’s Solution
  • Lactated Ringers solution

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