Dextrose 5% Infusion
Dextrose 5% Infusion is a sterile solution injected through the vein into 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.
The appropriate dose of Dextrose 5% Infusion depends on several factors such as the patient’s age, health, and several other conditions.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
A patient can suffer from the following side effects:
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult a 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.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medicine is used when there is a considerable decrease in blood sugar and is hence, used to elevate blood glucose levels. 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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