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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Ringers, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Ringers side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Ringers.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Ringers side effects are:
Vomit (1 reports)

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Ringers Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Ringers reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Ringers on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

Chest Pain, Feeling Abnormal
on Feb 04, 2013 Female from US , 41 years of age, was treated with Ringers. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ringers side effects: chest pain, feeling abnormal. Ringers dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Premature Baby, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
Patient was taking Ringers Injection In Plastic Container. Patient felt the following Ringers side effects: neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, premature baby, maternal exposure during pregnancy on Aug 29, 2011 from AUSTRIA Additional patient health information: Patient , weighting 4.41 lb, was diagnosed with and. Ringers Injection In Plastic Container dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Arthralgia, Mobility Decreased, Condition Aggravated, Dysphagia, Muscle Rigidity, Pain In Extremity, Myotonia
Adverse event was reported on Mar 01, 2011 by a Female taking Ringers Acetate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: JAPAN , 24 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, After Ringers was administered, patient encountered several Ringers side effects: arthralgia, mobility decreased, condition aggravated, dysphagia, muscle rigidity, pain in extremity, myotonia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Oxytocin (5 Iu, Intravenous)
  • Methylergometrine Maleate (methylergometrine Maleate) (0.2 Mg, Intravenous)
  • Acetazolamide
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Pressure Increased, Chills, Pyrexia
on Mar 03, 2008 Male from POLAND , 68 years of age, weighting 198.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ringers Injection In Plastic Container. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ringers side effects: blood pressure increased, chills, pyrexia. Ringers Injection In Plastic Container dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative RINGERS Names:DEXTROSE, SODIUM CH

Active Ingredient: CALCIUM C

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 4

Ringers safety alerts: 2014

Reported hospitalizations: 1

Lactated Ringers and 5 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 ML, Flexible Containers: Recall - Due to Non-Sterility

[Posted 01/28/2013]

AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Patient, Health Professional

ISSUE: Hospira, Inc. is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09. This action is due to one confirmed customer report where a spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution. Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot, and has not identified any quality issues with retention samples for this lot. If contaminated solution is used on a patient, this may cause thrombosis, phlebitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock and/or endocarditis, or result in a fatal infection in a broad array of patients.

BACKGROUND: The product is used as a source of water, electrolytes and calories or as an alkalizing agent and is packaged in a 1000 mL flexible container, lot number 05-019-JT, with an expiration date of May 1, 2013. The affected lot was distributed nationwide between June 2011 and January 2012 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies.

RECOMMENDATION: Anyone with an existing inventory should stop use and distribution, quarantine the product immediately, and call Stericycle at 1-888-965-5798 between the hours of 8am to 5pm EST, Monday through Friday, to arrange for the return of the product. Replacement product from other lots is available. For medical inquiries, please contact Hospira Medical Communications at 1-800-615-0187.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

[01/25/2013 - Firm Press Release - Hospira, Inc]

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