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Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion

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SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Introduction

Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion is used for short term fluid replacement. It works by replenishing fluid loss. Thus, it treats hypovolemia that can result due to dehydration, injury, or burns.

Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion must be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You should not take it, if you have any known allergy from this injection. Your doctor may check your blood pressure and ask you to get regular blood tests done while you are using this injection.

The most common side effects include injection site reactions such as pain and redness. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from kidney or liver diseases.

Uses of Sodium Lactate Infusion

  • Short term fluid replacement after trauma

Side effects of Sodium Lactate Infusion

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Sodium Lactate Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Sodium Lactate Infusion works

Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion works by replenishing salt and electrolyte levels in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Sodium Lactate Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Sodium Lactate 5% Infusion, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Do not use sodium lactate for the treatment of lactic acidosis (characterized by low pH in body tissues and blood) or severe metabolic acidosis (condition when the body produces excessive quantities of acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body) or for treatment of severe potassium deficiency.
  • Seek immediate medical attention in case of fluid overloading resulting in electrolyte imbalances, overhydration, congested states, pulmonary edema or acid-base imbalance.
  • Exercise caution in patients with alkalosis or at risk for alkalosis (an excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues, which may cause weakness or cramp), patients with severe kidney impairment, hypervolemia (fluid overload), overhydration, or conditions that may cause sodium retention, fluid overload, or edema.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to sodium lactate or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if patients with hypervolemia, severe kidney insufficiency, uncompensated heart failure, hyperkalemia (high serum potassium concentration), hypercalcaemia ((high serum calcium concentration), metabolic alkalosis, ascitic cirrhosis (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity).
  • Do not take patients with conditions associated with increased lactate levels (hyperlactatemia) including lactic acidosis, or impaired lactate utilization, such as severe liver insufficiency and patients taking concomitant digitalis therapy.

Patient Concerns

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Whether she take lactate tablet continuously for nine months after delivery for lactation?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi PATIENT to 1mg. Lactate is given for lactation supplement. If mother has adequate milk for baby then no need to continue further. If baby need more milk then mother should continue as long as she desire. Many people use this for a year after delivery. Hope this information will help you.
Sleep is disturbed after 2-2.5 hours, re-get it after difficulty only for short durations
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
are u taking any medicine for any medical conditiondo some test-- HBA1c, CBC, Thyroid profile, Sodium & Potassium
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FAQs

Q. Is Sodium Lactate safe?

Sodium Lactate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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References
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