Dextrose 5% Infusion

Dextrose 5% Infusion

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Introduction

Dextrose 5% Infusion is used for short term fluid replacement. It works by replenishing fluid loss. Thus, it treats hypovolemia that can result due to dehydration, injury, or burns.

Dextrose 5% Infusion must be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You should not take it, if you have any known allergy from this injection. Your doctor may check your blood pressure and ask you to get regular blood tests done while you are using this injection.

The most common side effects include injection site reactions such as pain, swelling, and redness. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or suffering from kidney or liver diseases. In the case of breastfeeding mothers, this injection should be used with caution and it should be advised to hold breastfeeding till the time the treatment of mother gets completed and the content of this injection gets eliminated from the body.

Uses of Dextrose Infusion

  • Short term fluid replacement after trauma

Side effects of Dextrose Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dextrose

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Dextrose Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Dextrose Infusion works

Dextrose 5% Infusion works by replacing fluid loss.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dextrose 5% Infusion. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dextrose 5% Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CAUTION
Dextrose 5% Infusion should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Dextrose 5% Infusion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

UNSAFE
Dextrose 5% Infusion is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.

Liver

CAUTION
Dextrose 5% Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dextrose 5% Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.