Vetivex Hartmann's Solution for Dogs, Cats & Horses

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Description

Hartmann’s Solution, also known as Ringer's lactate solution or sodium lactate solution is a sterile, non-pyrogenic solution used to provide the body with a readily available source of bicarbonate for fluid and electrolyte replenishment. Vetivex Hartmann's has a slightly higher concentration of sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride and lactate. It comes in single dose bags and contains no antimicrobial agents.

Uses

Hartmann's Solution is indicated as a source of water and electrolytes or as an alkalinizing agent.

Possible 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.

Drug & Food Interactions

Based on experience from human medicine, some drugs should not be mixed with Hartmann's Solution. These include drugs containing oxalate, phosphate or carbonate/bicarbonate. Veterinarians should only add drugs to Vetivex Hartmann's if they are sure they are safe to mix. Incompatibility has been reported with novobiocin sodium, oxytetracycline hydrochloride, sodium bicarbonate, sodium calcium edetate, and sulphadiazine sodium when mixed with Hartmann's Solution.

Precautions

Clinical evaluation and periodic laboratory determinations are necessary to monitor changes in fluid balance, electrolyte concentrations, and acid base balance during prolonged parenteral therapy or whenever the condition of the patient warrants such evaluation. Hartmann's Solution must be used with caution. Excess administration may result in metabolic alkalosis. Do not administer unless solution is clear and seal is intact. 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.

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

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    181711
  • Generic Name
    Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, and Calcium Chloride
  • For Use With
    Dog, Cat & Horse
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Vetivex
  • Administration Form
    Injection
  • Brand
    Dechra
  • Product Form
    Solution
  • Health Condition
    Dehydration
  • Drug Type
    Electrolyte
Ingredients
Ingredients

Each 100 mL contains 600 mg Sodium chloride, 310 mg Sodium lactate, 30 mg Potassium chloride, 20 mg Calcium chloride.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

As directed by a veterinarian. Dosage is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations.

Storage Instructions

Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized. Avoid excessive heat. It is recommended the product be stored at room temperature (77° F); brief exposure up to 104° F does not adversely affect the product.

FAQ

What is Vetivex Hartmann's Solution?

Vetivex Hartmann's Solution is used to help replenish fluids and manage disorders associated with low pH in dogs, cat and horses.

How does Vetivex Hartmann's compare to Lactated Ringers Solution commonly sold in the United States?

Vetivex Hartmann's Solution has a slightly higher concentration of sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride and lactate. The osmolarity is very similar.

Why does Vetivex Hartmann's contain lactate?

The addition of lactate helps address conditions of metabolic acidosis by mimicking the body's normal level of bicarbonate ion and providing the body with a readily available source of bicarbonate. Metabolism of lactate by the liver consumes hydrogen ions and generates bicarbonate, and thus has an alkalinizing effect.

What drugs or other fluids should not be administered through the same infusion set as Vetivex Hartmann's?

Just like Lactated Ringers Solution, Vetivex Hartmann's should not be run through the same infusion set as blood products. The calcium in both Lactated Ringers Solution and Vetivex Hartmann's can cause clotting and the possible development of microthrombi.

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