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Carbohydrate depletion, dehydration, energy source, fluid depletion, hypoglycaemia, water replacement.

How it works

Dextrose provide calories and are a source of water for hydration. These solutions are capable of inducing diuresis depending on the clinical condition of the patient. Dextrose is readily metabolized, may decrease losses of body protein and nitrogen, promotes glycogen deposition and decreases or prevents ketosis if sufficient doses are provided.

Common side effects

Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Anaphylactic reaction, Convulsion, Diabetes, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Inflammation of vein due to blood clot in the blood vessels, Injection site pain, Water intoxication


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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)