NDC 0990-7953 Lactated Ringers

Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, And Calcium Chloride

NDC Product Code 0990-7953

NDC CODE: 0990-7953

Proprietary Name: Lactated Ringers What is the Proprietary Name?
The proprietary name also known as the trade name is the name of the product chosen by the medication labeler for marketing purposes.

Non-Proprietary Name: Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Chloride, And Calcium Chloride What is the Non-Proprietary Name?
The non-proprietary name is sometimes called the generic name. The generic name usually includes the active ingredient(s) of the product.

Drug Use Information

Drug Use Information
The drug use information is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of a health care professional. Always ask a health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

  • This product is used to treat dryness inside the nose (nasal passages). It helps add moisture inside the nose to dissolve and soften thick or crusty mucus. In babies and young children with stuffy noses who cannot blow their noses, using this product helps to make the mucus easier to remove with a nasal bulb syringe. This helps relieve stuffiness and makes breathing easier. This product contains a purified gentle salt solution (also called saline or sodium chloride solution). It does not contain any medication.
  • This medication is a mineral supplement used to treat or prevent low amounts of potassium in the blood. A normal level of potassium in the blood is important. Potassium helps your cells, kidneys, heart, muscles, and nerves work properly. Most people get enough potassium by eating a well-balanced diet. Some conditions that can lower your body's potassium level include severe prolonged diarrhea and vomiting, hormone problems such as hyperaldosteronism, or treatment with water pills/diuretics.
  • Drug uses not available

NDC Code Structure

NDC 0990-7953-02

Package Description: 24 POUCH in 1 CASE > 1 BAG in 1 POUCH > 250 mL in 1 BAG

NDC 0990-7953-03

Package Description: 24 POUCH in 1 CASE > 1 BAG in 1 POUCH > 500 mL in 1 BAG

NDC 0990-7953-09

Package Description: 12 POUCH in 1 CASE > 1 BAG in 1 POUCH > 1000 mL in 1 BAG

NDC Product Information

Lactated Ringers with NDC 0990-7953 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by Icu Medical Inc.. The generic name of Lactated Ringers is sodium chloride, sodium lactate, potassium chloride, and calcium chloride. The product's dosage form is injection, solution and is administered via intravenous form.

Labeler Name: Icu Medical Inc.

Dosage Form: Injection, Solution - A liquid preparation containing one or more drug substances dissolved in a suitable solvent or mixture of mutually miscible solvents that is suitable for injection.

Product Type: Human Prescription Drug What kind of product is this?
Indicates the type of product, such as Human Prescription Drug or Human Over the Counter Drug. This data element matches the “Document Type” field of the Structured Product Listing.

Lactated Ringers Active Ingredient(s)

What is the Active Ingredient(s) List?
This is the active ingredient list. Each ingredient name is the preferred term of the UNII code submitted.

  • SODIUM CHLORIDE 600 mg/100mL
  • SODIUM LACTATE 310 mg/100mL
  • CALCIUM CHLORIDE 20 mg/100mL

Inactive Ingredient(s)

About the Inactive Ingredient(s)
The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product.


Administration Route(s)

What are the Administration Route(s)?
The translation of the route code submitted by the firm, indicating route of administration.

  • Intravenous - Administration within or into a vein or veins.
  • Intravenous - Administration within or into a vein or veins.

Pharmacological Class(es)

What is a Pharmacological Class?
These are the reported pharmacological class categories corresponding to the SubstanceNames listed above.

  • Osmotic Laxative - [EPC] (Established Pharmacologic Class)
  • Increased Large Intestinal Motility - [PE] (Physiologic Effect)
  • Inhibition Large Intestine Fluid/Electrolyte Absorption - [PE] (Physiologic Effect)
  • Osmotic Activity - [MoA] (Mechanism of Action)
  • Osmotic Laxative - [EPC] (Established Pharmacologic Class)
  • Increased Large Intestinal Motility - [PE] (Physiologic Effect)
  • Inhibition Large Intestine Fluid/Electrolyte Absorption - [PE] (Physiologic Effect)
  • Osmotic Activity - [MoA] (Mechanism of Action)
  • Potassium Compounds - [CS]
  • Potassium Salt - [EPC] (Established Pharmacologic Class)
  • Osmotic Laxative - [EPC] (Established Pharmacologic Class)
  • Increased Large Intestinal Motility - [PE] (Physiologic Effect)
  • Inhibition Large Intestine Fluid/Electrolyte Absorption - [PE] (Physiologic Effect)
  • Osmotic Activity - [MoA] (Mechanism of Action)
  • Blood Coagulation Factor - [EPC] (Established Pharmacologic Class)
  • Increased Coagulation Factor Activity - [PE] (Physiologic Effect)
  • Calcium - [CS]
  • Cations -
  • Divalent - [CS]

Product Labeler Information

What is the Labeler Name?
Name of Company corresponding to the labeler code segment of the Product NDC.

Labeler Name: Icu Medical Inc.
Labeler Code: 0990
FDA Application Number: NDA017641 What is the FDA Application Number?
This corresponds to the NDA, ANDA, or BLA number reported by the labeler for products which have the corresponding Marketing Category designated. If the designated Marketing Category is OTC Monograph Final or OTC Monograph Not Final, then the Application number will be the CFR citation corresponding to the appropriate Monograph (e.g. “part 341”). For unapproved drugs, this field will be null.

Marketing Category: NDA - A product marketed under an approved New Drug Application. What is the Marketing Category?
Product types are broken down into several potential Marketing Categories, such as NDA/ANDA/BLA, OTC Monograph, or Unapproved Drug. One and only one Marketing Category may be chosen for a product, not all marketing categories are available to all product types. Currently, only final marketed product categories are included. The complete list of codes and translations can be found at www.fda.gov/edrls under Structured Product Labeling Resources.

Start Marketing Date: 06-24-2019 What is the Start Marketing Date?
This is the date that the labeler indicates was the start of its marketing of the drug product.

Listing Expiration Date: 12-31-2021 What is the Listing Expiration Date?
This is the date when the listing record will expire if not updated or certified by the product labeler.

Exclude Flag: N What is the NDC Exclude Flag?
This field indicates whether the product has been removed/excluded from the NDC Directory for failure to respond to FDA’s requests for correction to deficient or non-compliant submissions. Values = ‘Y’ or ‘N’.

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Lactated Ringers Product Labeling Information

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Product Labeling Index


These products are sterile, nonpyrogenic solutions each containing isotonic concentrations of electrolytes (with or without dextrose) in water for injection. The solutions containing dextrose and electrolytes are hypertonic; those containing only electrolytes are isotonic. They are administered by intravenous infusion for parenteral replacement of extracellular losses of fluid and electrolytes, with or without minimal carbohydrate calories.Each 100 mL of Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP contains sodium chloride 600 mg, sodium lactate, anhydrous 310 mg, potassium chloride 30 mg and calcium chloride, dihydrate 20 mg. May contain hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment. A liter provides 9 calories (from lactate), sodium (Na+), 130 mEq, potassium (K+) 4 mEq, calcium (Ca++) 3 mEq, chloride (Cl−) 109 mEq and lactate [CH3CH(OH) COO−] 28 mEq. The electrolyte content is isotonic (273 mOsmol/liter, calc.) in relation to the extracellular fluid (approx. 280 mOsmol/liter). The pH of the solution is 6.6 (6.0 − 7.5).   Each 100 mL of Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP contains dextrose, hydrous 5 g plus the same ingredients and mEq values as Lactated Ringer's Injection, USP (contains only hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment). A liter provides 179 calories (from dextrose and lactate) and has a hypertonic osmolar concentration of 525 mOsmol (calc.). The pH is 4.9 (4.0 − 6.5).   The solutions contain no bacteriostat, antimicrobial agent or added buffer (except for pH adjustment) and each is intended only for use as a single-dose injection. When smaller doses are required the unused portion should be discarded.   The solutions are parenteral fluid, nutrient and/or electrolyte replenishers.   Dextrose, USP is chemically designated D-glucose, monohydrate (C6H12O6 • H2O), a hexose sugar freely soluble in water. It has the following structural formula:  Calcium Chloride, USP is chemically designated calcium chloride, dihydrate (CaCl2 • 2 H2O), white fragments or granules freely soluble in water.   Potassium Chloride, USP is chemically designated KCl, a white granular powder freely soluble in water.  Sodium Chloride, USP is chemically designated NaCl, a white crystalline powder freely soluble in water.    Sodium Lactate, USP is chemically designated monosodium lactate [CH3CH(OH)COONa], a 60% aqueous solution miscible in water.It has the following structural formula:    Water for Injection, USP is chemically designated H2O.  The flexible plastic container is fabricated from a specially formulated polyvinylchloride. Water can permeate from inside the container into the overwrap but not in amounts sufficient to affect the solution significantly. Solutions inside the plastic container also can leach out certain of their chemical components in very small amounts before the expiration period is attained. However, the safety of the plastic has been confirmed by tests in animals according to USP biological standards for plastic containers.

Clinical Pharmacology

When administered intravenously, these solutions provide sources of water and electrolytes with or without minimal carbohydrate calories. Their electrolyte content resembles that of the principal ionic constituents of normal plasma and the solutions therefore are suitable for parenteral replacement of extracellular losses of fluid and electrolytes, with or without carbohydrate calories.  Solutions containing carbohydrate in the form of dextrose restore blood glucose levels and provide calories.   Carbohydrate in the form of dextrose may aid in minimizing liver glycogen depletion and exerts a protein-sparing action. Dextrose injected parenterally undergoes oxidation to carbon dioxide and water.   Calcium chloride in water dissociates to provide calcium (Ca++) and chloride (Cl−) ions. They are normal constituents of the body fluids and are dependent on various physiologic mechanisms for maintenance of balance between intake and output. Approximately 80% of body calcium is excreted in the feces as insoluble salts; urinary excretion accounts for the remaining 20%.  Potassium chloride in water dissociates to provide potassium (K+) and chloride (Cl−) ions. Potassium is found in low concentration in plasma and extracellular fluids (3.5 to 5.0 mEq/liter in a healthy adult). It is the chief cation of body cells (160 mEq/liter of intracellular water). Potassium plays an important role in electrolyte balance. Normally about 80 to 90% of the potassium intake is excreted in the urine; the remainder in the stools and to a small extent, in the perspiration. The kidney does not conserve potassium well so that during fasting or in patients on a potassium-free diet, potassium loss from the body continues resulting in potassium depletion.   Sodium chloride in water dissociates to provide sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl−) ions. Sodium (Na+) is the principal cation of the extracellular fluid and plays a large part in the therapy of fluid and electrolyte disturbances. Chloride (Cl−) has an integral role in buffering action when oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange occurs in the red blood cells. The distribution and excretion of sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl−) are largely under the control of the kidney which maintains a balance between intake and output.   Sodium lactate provides sodium (Na+) and lactate (C3H503−) ions. The lactate anion is in equilibrium with pyruvate and has an alkalizing effect resulting from simultaneous removal by the liver of lactate and hydrogen ions. In the liver, lactate is metabolized to glycogen which is ultimately converted to carbon dioxide and water by oxidative metabolism. The sodium (Na+) ion combines with bicarbonate ion produced from carbon dioxide of the body and thus retains bicarbonate to combat metabolic acidosis (bicarbonate deficiency). The normal plasma level of lactate ranges from 0.9 to 1.9 mEq/liter.   Water is an essential constituent of all body tissues and accounts for approximately 70% of total body weight. Average normal adult daily requirement ranges from two to three liters (1.0 to 1.5 liters each for insensible water loss by perspiration and urine production).  Water balance is maintained by various regulatory mechanisms. Water distribution depends primarily on the concentration of electrolytes in the body compartments and sodium (Na+) plays a major role in maintaining physiologic equilibrium.

Indications And Usage

These solutions are indicated for parenteral replacement of extracellular losses of fluid and electrolytes, with or without minimal carbohydrate calories, as required by the clinical condition of the patient.


Solutions containing lactate are NOT FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF LACTIC ACIDOSIS.


Solutions containing calcium ions should not be administered simultaneously through the same administration set as blood because of the likelihood of coagulation.  Solutions which contain potassium should be used with great care, if at all, in patients with hyperkalemia, severe renal failure and in conditions in which potassium retention is present.  Solutions containing sodium ions should be used with great care, if at all, in patients with congestive heart failure, severe renal insufficiency and in clinical states in which there exists edema with sodium retention.   In patients with diminished renal function, administration of solutions containing sodium or potassium ions may result in sodium or potassium retention.   Solutions containing lactate ions should be used with great care in patients with metabolic or respiratory alkalosis. The administration of lactate ions should be done with great care where there is an increased level or an impaired utilization of lactate ions, as in severe hepatic insufficiency.   The intravenous administration of these solutions can cause fluid and/or solute overloading resulting in dilution of serum electrolyte concentrations, overhydration, congested states or pulmonary edema. The risk of dilutional states is inversely proportional to the electrolyte concentrations of administered parenteral solutions.  The risk of solute overload causing congested states with peripheral and pulmonary edema is directly proportional to the electrolyte concentrations of such solutions.


Clinical evaluation and periodic laboratory determinations are necessary to monitor changes in fluid balance, electrolyte concentrations and acid-base balance during prolonged parenteral therapy or whenever the condition of the patient warrants such evaluation.   Solutions containing dextrose should be used with caution in patients with known subclinical or overt diabetes mellitus.   Caution must be exercised in the administration of parenteral fluids, especially those containing sodium ions, to patients receiving corticosteroids or corticotropin.   Potassium containing solutions should be used with caution in the presence of cardiac disease, particularly in digitalized patients or in the presence of renal disease.  Solutions containing lactate ions should be used with caution as excess administration may result in metabolic alkalosis.  Do not administer unless solution is clear and container is undamaged. Discard unused portion.

Adverse Reactions

Reactions which may occur because of the solution or the technique of administration include febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation and hypervolemia.  If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.


In the event of overhydration or solute overload, re-evaluate the patient and institute appropriate corrective measures. See WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, and ADVERSE REACTIONS.

Dosage And Administration

The dose is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient.  As reported in the literature, the dosage and constant infusion rate of intravenous dextrose must be selected with caution in pediatric patients, particularly neonates and low birth weight infants, because of the increased risk of hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia.

Drug Interactions

Additives may be incompatible. Consult with pharmacist, if available. When introducing additives, use aseptic technique, mix thoroughly and do not store.  The presence of calcium limits their compatibility with certain drugs that form precipitates of calcium salts, and also prohibits their simultaneous infusion through the same administration set as blood because of the likelihood of coagulation.   Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. See PRECAUTIONS.

Instructions For Use

  • To Open: Tear outer wrap at notch and remove solution container. If supplemental medication is desired, follow directions below before preparing for administration. Some opacity of the plastic due to moisture absorption during the sterilization process may be observed. This is normal and does not affect the solution quality or safety. The opacity will diminish gradually.To Add Medication Prepare additive port.Using aseptic technique and an additive delivery needle of appropriate length, puncture resealable additive port at target area, inner diaphragm and inject. Withdraw needle after injecting medication.The additive port may be protected by covering with an additive cap.Mix container contents thoroughly.Preparation for Administration (Use aseptic technique) Close flow control clamp of administration set.Remove cover from outlet port at bottom of container.Insert piercing pin of administration set into port with a twisting motion until the set is firmly seated. NOTE: See full directions on administration set carton.Suspend container from hanger.Squeeze and release drip chamber to establish proper fluid level in chamber.Open flow control clamp and clear air from set. Close clamp.Attach set to venipuncture device. If device is not indwelling, prime and make venipuncture.Regulate rate of administration with flow control clamp.WARNING: DO NOT USE FLEXIBLE CONTAINER IN SERIES CONNECTIONS.

How Supplied

These solutions are supplied in single-dose flexible plastic containers as follows:NDC No.Product NameContainer Size (mL)0409-7953-02Manufactured by ICU Medical, Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045, USALactated Ringer's Inj., USP2500990-7953-02Lactated Ringer's Inj., USP2500409-7953-03Manufactured for ICU Medical, Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045, USALactated Ringer's Inj., USP5000990-7953-03Lactated Ringer's Inj., USP5000409-7953-09,Lactated Ringer's Inj., USP10000990-7953-09,Lactated Ringer's Inj., USP10000409-7929-03Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Inj., USP5000990-7929-03Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Inj., USP5000409-7929-09,Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Inj., USP10000990-7929-09,Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Inj., USP1000ICU Medical is transitioning NDC codes from "0409" to a"0990" labeler code. Both NDC codes are expected to be in the market for a period of time.Store at 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] Protect from freezing. Revised: April, 2018EN-4688

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