Are there any risks in receiving sodium lactate?

As with many medications, there may be certain risks associated with receiving sodium lactate. It's possible to overdose or to have too much sodium lactate in your body. People with congestive heart failure and severe kidney problems are especially at risk for overdose and other negative reactions. Sodium lactate may also affect levels of certain substances in your body, so you may be at risk for excessive sodium retention or below-normal levels of potassium. Sodium lactate may also increase your risk for overhydration or fluid retention. To reduce these risks, doctors should carefully assess each patient's condition in order to determine the correct dosage, including how much the medication should be diluted for each individual.

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