Drug Information for 50% DEXTROSEInjection, USP (Hospira, Inc.): INDICATIONS AND USAGE

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  • 50% Dextrose Injection is indicated in the treatment of insulin hypoglycemia (hyperinsulinemia or insulin shock) to restore blood glucose levels.

    The solution is also indicated, after dilution, for intravenous infusion as a source of carbohydrate calories in patients whose oral intake is restricted or inadequate to maintain nutritional requirements. Slow infusion of hypertonic solutions is essential to insure proper utilization of dextrose and avoid production of hyperglycemia.

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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