Drug Information for 5% Dextrose inLactated Ringer's Injection (B. Braun Medical Inc.): WARNINGS

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  • 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, and in those conditions in which there is an increased level or an impaired utilization of lactate, such as severe hepatic insufficiency.

    The administration of intravenous solutions can cause fluid and/or solute overload resulting in dilution of serum electrolyte concentrations, overhydration, congested states or pulmonary edema. The risk of dilutional states is inversely proportional to the electrolyte concentration. The risk of solute overload causing congested states with peripheral and pulmonary edema is directly proportional to the electrolyte concentration.

    Solutions containing sodium ions should be used with great care, if at all, in patients with congestive heart failure, severe renal insufficiency, and in clinical states in which there is sodium retention with edema.

    Solutions containing potassium ions should be used with great care, if at all, in patients with hyperkalemia, severe renal failure, and in conditions in which potassium ions retention is present.

    In patients with diminished renal function, administration of solutions containing sodium or potassium ions may result in sodium or potassium retention.

    Solutions containing calcium ions should not be administered through the same administration set as blood because of the likelihood of coagulation.

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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