What is an amino acid 5% in 25% dextrose injection?

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An amino acid 5% in 25% dextrose injection is a prescription nutritional supplement that is used to maintain balanced nitrogen levels in the body and prevent nitrogen loss due to health conditions that affect the absorption of amino acids by the gastrointestinal tract. Amino acid 5% in 25% dextrose injection can only be administered with the use of a catheter that is placed within a large vein. When receiving amino acid 5% in 25% dextrose injections, your doctor will also prescribe certain levels of supplemental electrolytes to be taken. Dosing will depend on the adults' health, daily caloric and protein requirements, and metabolic rate. Amino acid 5% in 25% dextrose injections are not for use with infants.

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