Lactated Ringers is a brand name for medication with the generic names known as sodium chloride, sodium lactate, potassium chloride and calcium chloride. Lactated Ringers belongs to a class of drugs known as intravenous nutritional products. Lactated Ringers is used in medicine as treatment for patients diagnosed with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Lactated Ringer’s, also known as Ringer-Locke’s is a solution that is isotonic with blood used for fluid resuscitation following loss of blood caused by trauma, burn injury or trauma. Lactated Ringer’s works by counteracting the effects of acidosis, a chemical imbalance that occurs with severe fluid loss or renal failure.
Lactated Ringer’s is grouped under a class of intravenous fluids called crystalloids such as dextrose and saline. Lactated Ringer’s is administered in a clinical setting by a qualified healthcare provider, and the dose is calculated by the estimated fluid loss and presumed fluid deficit in the body. It is given through an intravenous injection.