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Dextrose 5% in 0.9% Sodium Chloride

Dextrose 5 in .9 Sodium Chloride Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 7/2/2015

Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Injection (dextrose and sodium chloride injection) is a combination of a sugar and a salt used as a source of water, electrolytes, and calories. Dextrose and sodium chloride injection is available in generic form. Common side effects of dextrose and sodium chloride injection include fever, infection at the site of injection, blood clot or inflammation surrounding the site of injection, leakage of fluid into the surrounding tissues (extravasation), and too much fluid in the blood (hypervolemia).

The dose of Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Injection is determined by a physician. Dosage is dependent upon the age, weight, and clinical condition of the patient. Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Injection may interact with diuretics (water pills), corticotropin, or corticosteroids. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Injection, USP should be given to a pregnant woman only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Brand Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Injection, USP (dextrose and sodium chloride inj) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. 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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Dextrose 5 in .9 Sodium Chloride FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Reactions which may occur because of the solution or the technique of administration include febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation and hypervolemia.

If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dextrose 5 in .9 Sodium Chloride (Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Inj)

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