Shortage of Hartmann’s Solutions and Plasma-Lyte 148

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

Following the temporary loss of a manufacturing site there are severe shortages of Plasma-Lyte 148 and Hartmann’s Solutions. Trusts have been asked to use alternatives to Plasmalyte and to put local management plans in place to reduce Hartmann’s usage to approximately 60% of historical demand until mid-September at the earliest. This memo provides an overview of fluid resuscitation and use of intravenous fluid replacement.


Critical careNewsShortages and discontinuationsSodium chlorideSodium lactate