It is used because of lactate metabolism in the liver counteract acidosis, which is a chemical imbalance that occurs with acute fluid loss or kidney failure.
Pain at the IV location,allergic reaction to the solution,overuse of fluids,overdose of electrolytes, chloride, or potassium.
Contraindicated in renal compromised patients.
Solutions containing lactate are not for use in the treatment of lactic acidosis.
Use with caution in diabetes mellitus or carbohydrate intolerance.
An unexpected rise in blood glucose level in a stable patient may be an early symptom of infection; monitor for signs and symptoms of infection and laboratory parameters.
Increased serum osmolality and possible bleeding on the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage) may occur from rapid or excessive dextrose administration.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Some interactions with this drug include Lithium, Tolvaptan