What is dextrose solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Dextrose monohydrate is sterile intravenous
solution for fluid replenishment. Intravenous administration of dextrose
solution provides a source of water and glucose ( sugar), giving patients fluid
What brand names are available for dextrose solution-intravenous?
Is dextrose solution-intravenous available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for dextrose solution-intravenous?
What are the side effects of dextrose solution-intravenous?
Side effects of dextrose are:
- increased blood sugar (hyperglycemia),
- injection site infection, and
- increased fluid volume.
What is the dosage for dextrose solution-intravenous?
Dosing of dextrose solution varies based on individual patient
requirements such as age, current medical conditions, and clinical state.
Which drugs or supplements interact with dextrose solution-intravenous?
Dextrose Solutions should not be used in the same IV line
as blood products.
Is dextrose solution-intravenous safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies done on dextrose to determine safe
and effective use in pregnant women.
What else should I know about dextrose solution-intravenous?
What preparations of dextrose solution-intravenous are available?
Dextrose 5% is available in water (D5W), normal saline (D5NS),
and ½ normal saline (D5 ½ NS). Dextrose is also available in 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%,
50% and 70% concentrated in water.
- 5% solution is available in 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml, 150 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, and
1000 ml plastic containers.
- 10% solution is available in 250 ml, 500 ml, and 1000 ml plastic containers.
- 20%, 30%, 40%, and 70% solutions are available 500 ml plastic containers and
50% is available in 1000 ml plastic containers.
How should I keep dextrose solution-intravenous stored?
Store dextrose solution at room temperature 25 C (77 F).