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Content of Common I.V. Solutions
Product

Electrolyte Composition (mEq/l)

Buffer Source (mEq/L) pH Caloric Value (per L) Indications
Na+ K+ Ca++ Mg++ Cl-
Lactated Ringer’s 130 4 3 -- 109 Lactate 28 6.5 9 To correct fluid and electrolyte deficits and mild acidosis
Plasma-Lyte A pH 7.4 140 5 -- 3 98 Acetate 27
Gluconate 23
7.4 18 All-purpose replacement fluid used to correct fluid and electrolyte deficits and metabolic acidosis
Normosol - R 140 5 -- 3 98 Acetate 27
Gluconate 23
6.6 18 All-purpose replacement fluid used to correct fluid and  electrolyte deficits and metabolic acidosis
0.9% Normal Saline inj, USP 154 -- -- -- 154 None 5.4 None To correct deficits of sodium and chloride and treat metabolic alkalosis
7.2 % Saline 1232 -- -- -- 1232 None 4.0 None To temporarily correct hypovolemia of shock
5% Dextrose in Water -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.0 170 To correct hypoglycemia; supply water; treat high potassium with insulin
5% Sodium bicarbonate injection, USP 595 -- -- -- -- Bicarbonate (HCO3 - ) 595 7.8 None Buffering solution to correct severe metabolic acidosis

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