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Drug Guide

Compound Sodium Lactate (Hartmanns)

    Compound Sodium Lactate (Hartmanns)

  • Pharmacology

  • More physiologic than 0.9% sodium chloride, resulting in less metabolic acidosis.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Maintenance fluids
  • Dehydration
  • Fluid replacement for burns patients (via Parkland formula)
  • Contraindications
  • Fluid overload - congestive cardiac failure, severe renal impairment, excessive IV fluids
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Adverse Effects

  • Fluid overload - electrolyte abnormalities, oedema
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