Dextrose (By injection)
Parenteral Solution (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Dextrose injection is a sterile solution used to provide your body with extra water and carbohydrates (calories from sugar). It is used when a patient is not able to drink enough liquids or when additional fluids are needed. Dextrose is used in many different medical conditions.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
If you do not need to use all of the medicine in a package, throw away the leftover medicine. Do not save any to use later.
If a dose is missed:
Call your doctor, pharmacist, treatment clinic, or home health caregiver for instructions. The exact instructions depend on the reason you are receiving this medicine.
Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
If you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine, containers, and other supplies. Throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not add anything to the dextrose solution unless your caregiver tells you to. Dextrose is often used with other medicines or nutrients (such as vitamins and minerals), but not all medicines and nutrients are safe to mix together and must be done using a special technique to prevent contamination.
When Not To Use
You should not receive blood through the same tube that you are receiving dextrose through.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments. This is especially important if this medicine is being given to a baby.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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