Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sodium Lactate USP 0.32 g, Sodium Chloride BP 0.60 g, Potassium Chloride BP 0.04 g, Calcium Chloride BP 0.027 g



Sodium Lactate USP 0.32 g, Sodium Chloride BP 0.60 g, Potassium Chloride BP 0.04 g, Calcium Chloride BP 0.027 g


Composition :

Each 100 ml of solution contains Sodium Lactate USP 0.32 g, Sodium Chloride BP 0.60 g, Potassium Chloride BP 0.04 g, Calcium Chloride BP 0.027 g.


Description :

Hartmann’s Solution is a sterile, non-pyrogenic, multiple electrolyte solution, which is isotonic to blood plasma. It corrects metabolic acidosis and normalizes the electrolyte and fluid balance of the body. Hartmann’s Solution contains bicarbonate ions, which are present in solution as lactate. Sodium lactate of the solution is converted in the liver into bicarbonate, which in turn involve in neutralizing acidity of blood. Hartmann’s Solution is adequate to prevent drop in blood pressure and possibly shock in the following conditions.

Indications :

• Surgery • Burn • Bleeding • Shock • Enteric Fever • Cardiac weakness • Uremia • Colitis • Dehydration • Peptic Ulcer • Hemorrhagic Viral fever.

Dosage and Administration :

Hartmann’s Solution can be administered in adults at the rate of 50 to 70 drops per minute intravenously or as advised by the physician.


Side effects :

Thrombosis of the chosen vein is always a possibility with intravenous infusion, if infusion is protracted then another vein should be selected after 12–24 hours.
Contra-indications :

• Alkalosis • Hypoglycemia • Impaired renal function • Heart failure.


Precaution :

Not to be used if any turbidity observed in the solution or any leakage in the bottle.

Presentation :

Hartmann’s Solution is available in 500 ml & 1000 ml polyethylene bottle.

Storage :

Store at controlled room temperature in dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

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