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Lactated Ringers IV Bags

CIA Medical is a leading provider of medical and surgical supplies. See our list of lactated Ringer's IV bags and prices below. Order online, call us at (312) 275-5850, or get a 2-hour custom quote by filling the form on this page.

What Is a Lactated Ringer’s IV Bag?

A lactated Ringer’s IV bag, otherwise known as a Ringer's lactate bag or sodium lactate IV bag, is a type of IV bag containing a special solution known as lactated Ringer’s, or LR, for short. This is a commonly-used IV fluid that aims to restore hydration and balance within the body, similar to saline solution.

Lactated Ringer’s is an isotonic fluid, which means that it has the same weight as blood. This allows it to flow in an even and smooth way through the bloodstream, without disrupting normal blood flow. It provides the body with essential nutrients to reduce levels of acidity, refuel energy sources, and restore the overall balance of fluids throughout the system.

Like other IV bags, lactated Ringer's IV bags are available in different sizes and have a range of different usage scenarios. They are commonly used to treat people who are dehydrated, to transport medications into the body during surgery, to restore fluids after blood loss or burn injuries, and so on.

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How Does a Lactated Ringer’s IV Bag Work?

As with any other kind of IV bag, a lactated Ringer’s IV bag is simply a bag, usually made of plastic and vinyl, which stores the LR solution. When it needs to be used, the bag is attached to a catheter and suspended so that the fluid can flow through the catheter tube. The catheter is connected to the patient’s bloodstream and LR solution flows straight through from the bag into the blood vessel.

Lactated Ringers IV Bag Sizes 

There are different sizes of lactated Ringer's IV bags, as some patients may require a larger dose or extended treatment with this solution than others. The most commonly-used sizes of LR IV bags are 250ml and 500ml.

Lactated Ringers IV Bag Types

There is only one main type of lactated Ringer's IV bag. These bags may be made of slightly different materials and have different sizes, but they all have the same basic design and structure, with a pouch-like container to store the fluid and a connector at the base for attaching the bag to the catheter or IV line.

Lactated Ringers IV Bag Uses

There are various situations in which lactated Ringer's bags may be used. They're commonly used as an alternative to saline solution IV bags and may help to replenish fluids and balance in patients who are extremely hydrated due to sun exposure, lack of fluids, excessive exercise, or illness. They're also used to facilitate the flow of medications into the body during operations, as well as for treating patients with various injuries, like open wounds or burns.

Lactated Ringers IV Bag Suppliers

Baxter is one of the top suppliers of Lactated Ringers IV bags.

Buy Wholesale Lactated Ringers IV Bags Online at CIA Medical

When it comes to quality lactated Ringer’s IV bags at fair prices, CIA Medical is a name you can trust. We’ve been in the business of wholesale medical supplies for many years, serving the needs of more than 25,000 customers during that time. We offer a wide range of products at the most competitive prices, guaranteed.