Dextrose 5% Infusion
Dextrose 5% Infusion is a sterile solution injected into a vein in your body. It provides your body with fluids containing various amounts of sugars when you are unable to drink enough liquids.
Before starting the course of this medicine ensure that your doctor is well informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have confusion, memory problems, diabetes, bleeding in your head or spine or high levels of galactose in the blood. Inform your doctor about other medications, herbal products, vitamin or mineral supplements that you are taking. If you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances then let your doctor know.
Possible side effects of Dextrose 5% Infusion that may require immediate attention of a doctor are increased urination, severe allergic reactions, weakness, swelling of the hands or feet, pain, redness, confusion, muscle twitching, seizures or swelling at injection site. If you experience any of these side effects then stop taking this medicine right away.
The appropriate dose of Dextrose 5% Infusion depends on several factors such as the patient’s age, health, and several other conditions.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?D.n.s 5%/0.45% infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dextrose 5% Infusion , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Dextrose 5% Infusion is used to when there is considerable decrease of blood sugar and is hence, used to elevate blood glucose level. The ingested glucose is directly absorbed by the blood thereby, causing a quick surge in the level of glucose in the blood.
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