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Sodium lactate

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Read time: 18 mins
Last updated: 30 Jun 2020
Published: 11 Aug 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Compound Sodium Lactate solution is used in the following indications:

- Restoration of extracellular fluid and electrolytes balances or replacement of extracellular fluid loss where isotonic concentrations of electrolytes are sufficient

- Short term volume replacement (alone or in association with colloid) in case of hypovolaemia or hypotension.

- Regulation or maintenance of metabolic acidosis balance and/or treatment of mild to moderate metabolic acidosis (except lactic acidosis)

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