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50% Dextrose

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    50% Dextrose

    • Pharmacology
    • A strongly hypertonic fluid containing a high concentration of dextrose.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Severe hypoglycaemia
    • Raised intracranial pressure
    • Contraindications
    • Intracranial / intraspinal haemorrhage
    • Hyperglycaemia
    • Adverse Effects
    • Electrolyte disturbances – hyponatraemia, hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia, hypophosphataemia
    • Hyperglycaemia
    • Dehydration
    • Thrombophlebitis
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