Hartmann's solution is abbreviated as "CSL". It is very similar--though not identical to--Lactated Ringer's solution, the ionic concentrations of which differ.
One litre of Hartmann's Solution contains:
- 131 mEq of sodium ion = 131 mmol/L.
- 111 mEq of chloride ion = 111 mmol/L.
- 29 mEq of lactate = 29 mmol/L.
- 5 mEq of potassium ion = 5 mmol/L.
- 2 mEq of calcium ion = 2 mmol/L .
Hartmann's solution is said to be contraindicated in patients with diabetes mellitus, as one of the isomers of lactate is gluconeogenic.
- D. J. B. Thomas AND K. G. M. M. Alberti, 'Hyperglycaemic effects of Hartmann's solution during surgery in patients with maturity onset diabetes', British Journal of Anaesthesia, (1978, 50, 185) - http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/50/2/185