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5% Dextrose

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    IV
    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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