What are the side effects of Plasma-Lyte 56 and Dextrose?

Side effects of Plasma-Lyte 56 and Dextrose include: overhydration, pulmonary edema, congestion, infection at the injection site, blood clots, extravasation (a condition in which urine leaks and collects in other body cavities), fever and diluting of electrolytes in your blood. In premature infants, too much of this medication can result in too many electrolytes in the blood and even hemorrhage. If you have any of the above side effects that are bothersome, tell your doctor right away.

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