Ringer Lactate Infusion is a sterile, nonpyrogenic solution for fluid and electrolyte replenishment in single dose containers for intravenous administration. It contains no antimicrobial agents.
It is used for fluid resuscitation after a blood loss due to trauma, surgery, or a burn injury. It has been used to induce urine output in patients with renal failure.
Ringers Lactate solution is used because the by-products of lactate metabolism in the liver counteract acidosis, which is a chemical imbalance that occurs with acute fluid loss or renal failure.