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5% Dextrose

    5% Dextrose

  • Pharmacology

  • Taken up by cells, resulting in expansion of intracellular fluid.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypernatraemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis, in conjunction with insulin
  • Co-administration for insulin infusion
  • Adverse Effects
  • Electrolyte disturbances - hyponatraemia, hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia, hypophosphataemia
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Dehydration
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