Ringer Lactate Infusion

Introduction

Ringer Lactate Infusion is a combination medicine used in short term fluid replacement after trauma. It replenishes the salt and electrolyte levels in the body.

Ringer Lactate Infusion is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

The medicine is generally safe with no common side effects. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have diabetes or kidney disease. Tell your doctor about pregnancy or breastfeeding before taking this medicine. Your doctor also needs to know what other medicines you are taking as there are many which interact with this medicine and affect the way it works. You may be asked for regular monitoring of changes in fluid balance, electrolyte concentrations, and acid-base balance during the treatment.

Uses of Ringer Lactate Infusion

  • Short term fluid replacement after trauma

Side effects of Ringer Lactate Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ringer Lactate

  • No common side effects seen

How to use Ringer Lactate Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Ringer Lactate Infusion works

Ringer Lactate Infusion is a combination of four medicines: Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Chloride and Calcium Chloride, which replenishes the salt and electrolyte levels in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ringer Lactate Infusion.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ringer Lactate Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ringer Lactate Infusion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Ringer Lactate Infusion is intended for use in hospitalised patients.

Kidney

CAUTION
Ringer Lactate Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ringer Lactate Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ringer Lactate Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ringer Lactate Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.