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Compound Sodium Lactate

    Compound Sodium Lactate (Hartmanns)


  • Hartmann's solution, also known as compound sodium lactate (or Ringer's lactate in a research setting) is a crystalloid that is more physiologic than 0.9% sodium chloride; this results in less metabolic acidosis.
    • Composition

    • Sodium 131mmol/L
    • Chloride 112mmol/L
    • Potassium 5mmol/L
    • Calcium 2mmol/L
    • Lactate 28mmol/L

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 Reactions

    • Fluid overload – electrolyte abnormalities, oedema
  • Does not result in an appreciable increase in serum lactate.
Last updated on January 1st, 2017