What is a dextrose sodium chloride injection?

Dextrose sodium chloride injection is a sterile mixture of dextrose and sodium chloride in water for injection. It is manufactured in several strengths intended for different conditions. A common strength, dextrose 5% sodium chloride 0.9%, is often used to quickly replenish fluid in the body while providing calories. It is often administered as a continuous intravenous infusion. The amount administered will be determined by your doctor according to your current medical condition. Drugs and electrolytes may be added to this fluid in order to administer then intravenously. The higher concentrations, like dextrose 10% and higher, are used depending on the severity of hypoglycemia.

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