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RINGERS/LACTATED RINGERS SOLUTION - INTRAVENOUS

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

RINGERS/LACTATED RINGERS SOLUTION - INTRAVENOUS

(RING-ers; LACK-tay-ted RING-ers)

Uses

This medication is an intravenous (IV) solution used to supply water and electrolytes (e.g., calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride), either with or without calories (dextrose), to the body. It is also used as a mixing solution (diluent) for other IV medications.

How To Use

Give this medication by vein (IV), as directed by you doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Follow all instructions for proper mixing with other IV medications. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the use of this medication. This medication should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects

Redness or pain at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, trouble breathing, swelling. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: diabetes, heart problems, kidney problems, liver problems, high levels of potassium (hyperkalemia), high levels of sodium (hypernatremia), acid/base problems (e.g., acidosis, alkalosis), swelling (edema), allergies (especially drug allergies). Caution is advised when using this drug in infants since they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: water pills (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, hydrocortisone), digoxin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing, or swelling.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor for side effects and response to treatment.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. If the dose is interrupted, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Consult your pharmacist for details about stability and storage after mixing with other IV medications. Discard any unused liquid.