electrolytes

5% Dextrose in Lactated Ringer’s Injection

5% Dextrose in Lactated Ringer’s Injection

5% Dextrose in Lactated Ringer’s Injection provides electrolytes and calories, and is a source of water for hydration. It is capable of inducing diuresis depending on the clinical condition of the patient. This solution also contains lactate which produces a metabolic alkalinizing effect.

Dehydration: excessive loss of body fluid

Volume deficit (Hypovolemia)

Extra cellular fluid (ECF) volume deficit is the most common fluid volume disorder in the surgical patient. The lost fluid is not water alone, but water and electrolytes in approximately the same proportion as they exist in normal extra cellular fluid.

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