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Dextrose Injection 5%

Dextrose Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Dextrose (hydrous dextrose) Injection is used as a source of nutrition with water and calories. It is available in generic form. Common side effects of Dextrose include fever, blood clot, and infection or inflammation at the injection site.

Talk to your doctor about your individual dosage recommendation. Some drugs may interact with Dextrose. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Before taking Dextrose tell your doctor if you have diabetes. If you are pregnant only take Dextrose if clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about taking Dextrose if you are breastfeeding.

Our Dextrose (hydrous dextrose) Injection 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.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Dextrose FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Reactions which may occur because of the injection 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 (Hydrous Dextrose)


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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