What Form(s) does Lactated Ringers Electrolyte Replacement Fluid come in
- Can be helpful in the treatment of multiple ailments where rehydration is necessary.
- Helps restores fluid balance when your pet loses fluid such as in times of dehydration, shock, and certain diseases such as kidney failure.
- Your veterinarian can teach you how to administer Lactated Ringers at home if needed.
- Can be used under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the vein (intravenously).
- Can be used in multiple species including dogs and cats.
It is available as a liquid that is injected either under the skin (subcutaneously) or in the vein (intravenously).Generic Name:
Injectable Electrolyte Solution (Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
Lactated Ringer's Injection (LRS)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.Possible Side Effects:
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.Drug and Food Interactions:
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.