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. Lactated Ringers is administered as an injection either under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the vein (intravenously) as directed by your veterinarian. This solution can be given at home as necessary and your veterinarian can teach you the proper administration technique.
Formulated for: cats, dogs, and other species including horses and livestock.
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.
Uses: Lactated Ringers is an electrolyte solution this is used to maintain hydration or to rehydrate animals suffering from certain ailments including shock, decreased oral fluid intake, and certain illnesses such as kidney disease.
Generic Lactated Ringer's Injection 1000 ml contains concentrations of electrolytes that are intended for intravenous infusion in a single dose container. It is indicated for the replacement of extracellular losses of fluids and electrolytes. For animal use only.
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. For proper administration, you will also need a fluid drip set and a needle in addition to the bag of fluids. Your veterinarian will let you know what equipment is necessary. In general, Lactated Ringers can be administered as follows:
Side effects are unlikely if the proper dose is given. Abscesses or infection can occur at the injection site. It is, therefore, important to use a sterile needle and proper technique with each treatment. Certain signs of an allergic reaction to Lactated Ringers include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If your pet displays any unusual symptoms once he/she has been given Lactated Ringers, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Lactated Ringers is generally safe to use with many medications, vitamins, and supplements but always check with your veterinarian. Always consult your veterinarian before using Lactated Ringers with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, since interactions may occur. Some injectable medications are not compatible with the components in Lactated Ringers solution. Consult with your veterinarian before adding any medications to the bag of solution.
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. Lactated Ringers must be used with caution. Excess administration may result in metabolic alkalosis.
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.