Sodium Lactate

March 21, 2017

Sodium Lactate injection

What is sodium lactate injection?

SODIUM LACTATE can correct the normal acid-base balance in patients whose blood has become too acidic. It can also help treat overdoses of certain medications by increasing removal of the drug from the body. Generic sodium lactate injections are available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive sodium lactate?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart problems

  • high blood level of sodium

  • kidney or liver disease

  • shock

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to sodium lactate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

How should I use this medicine?

Sodium lactate is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What drug(s) may interact with sodium lactate?

  • aspirin and aspirin-like medicines

  • chlorpropamide

  • dextroamphetamine

  • ephedrine or pseudoephedrine

  • lithium

  • quinidine

  • tetracycline antibiotics

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What should I watch for while taking sodium lactate?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive sodium lactate.

What side effects may I notice from receiving sodium lactate?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • chest pain

  • confusion

  • difficulty breathing

  • muscle spasms or twitches

  • pain, redness, swelling, or irritation at the injection site

  • unusual swelling

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature below 40 degrees C (104 degrees F); do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


March 21, 2017


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