LACTATED RINGERS Lifestyle Interactions

Lactated Ringers, Topical solution for irrigation

Foods high in potassium

· Severity: Severe

· Notes for Consumers: Do not take Potassium Salts together with dietary salt substitutes or low salt milk products which contain potassium. Taking these can increase the level of potassium in the blood. If the potassium level is too high, you may experience muscle weakness or an abnormal heart rhythm. If you experience extreme muscle weakness, chest pain, pounding heartbeat, or an unusually fast or slow heart beat, contact your health care provider immediately. While taking Potassium-containing medicines, your prescriber may order a blood test to check the level of potassium in your blood. DO NOT take potassium-containing nutritional supplements with this medicine unless they are approved for you by your health care provider.

· Notes for Professionals: Foods, seasonings, or medicines containing high potassium or sodium content, such as dietary salt substitutes, 'low salt' milk products (which contain potassium), or tomato juice (which has high sodium content), could increase the risk of complications of hyperkalemia or sodium excess. Regularly monitor the serum potassium and/or sodium concentration in patients taking food or medications with high potassium and/or sodium content. Muscle weakness, chest pain, or an abnormal heart rhythm can indicate hyperkalemia. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, metabolic alkalosis, nausea, vomiting, and seizures can indicate sodium excess.

Lactated Ringers, Topical solution for irrigation

Foods high in sodium

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: Avoid taking Sodium Lactate with foods or beverages which contain a high sodium content (such as tomato juice or processed foods). Sodium Lactate contains a significant amount of sodium in the oral solution. Talk to your health care provider about any dietary restrictions which are important in improving your health conditions.

· Notes for Professionals: Food or medicines containing a high sodium content (e.g., tomato juice) could increase the risk of complications of sodium excess when given with sodium lactate (see Adverse Reactions).

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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