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ICU Medical Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Injection Solution

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Description

This Electrolyte Replacement Fluid is an injectable medication prescribed by vets to boost electrolytes in dehydrated pets, helping them to feel better after a decrease in fluid intake or other causes of dehydration. This liquid contains sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes and is typically administered when rapid rehydration is necessary. This item does not come with the tubing and needles needed for administration. Tubing and needles must be purchased separately.

Uses

For the correction of electrolyte depletion, metabolic acidosis and dehydration of dogs, cats and horses.

Possible Side Effects

Possible side effects may 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 pet, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures, and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.

Drug & Food Interactions

Inform your veterinarian of any other medications, vitamins and supplements your pet is currently taking before using Lactated Ringers. Some injectable medications are not compatible with this medication.

Precautions

This medication should be used cautiously in animals with heart disease, obstruction of the urinary tract, kidney disease, as this may lead to overhydration.

You can use the Jorvet Infusion Set for administration of this solution.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146743
  • Generic Name
    Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    ICU Medical
  • For Use With
    Dogs, Cats & Horses
  • Administration Form
    Injection
  • Product Form
    Injectable
  • Health Condition
    Dehydration
  • Drug Type
    Electrolyte
Ingredients
Ingredients

Each 100 mL contains Sodium Chloride 600 mg, Sodium Lactate, ANHYD. 310 mg; Potassium Chloride 30 mg; Calcium Chloride, Dihydrate 20 mg in Water. May contain HCI or NaOH for pH adjustment.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

May be injected intravenously, subcutaneously or intraperitoneally using strict aseptic technique.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

What is Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid?

Lactated Ringers is an injectable liquid that contains sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes. It is used in situations where rehydration is necessary. Examples of this include shock, decreased oral intake of fluid and food, illness such as kidney disease, and other problems. This solution can be given at home as necessary and your veterinarian can teach you the proper administration technique.

How is this medication given?

Lactated Ringers is an injectable liquid that can be given under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the vein (intravenously) as prescribed by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will determine the proper amount of fluid and route administration that is best for your pet so always follow his/her instructions. If you have trouble giving this medication or if you do not understand the directions, contact your veterinarian. If you forget to give a dose, try to give it as soon as you remember but do not give two doses at once. Your veterinarian may instruct you and teach you how to give Lactated Ringers at home. Your veterinarian can answer any questions you may have regarding the use of Lactated Ringers. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. Needles and drip sets are also available only when prescribed by a veterinarian.

How does this medication work?

It works to restore electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium, etc.) in situations where there is a loss of fluid. Lactated Ringers rehydrates the body and helps to maintain proper hydration. Hydration is necessary for normal body function. Electrolyte balance is important for certain actions including muscle contraction and nerve activity.

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