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What is dextrose injection 5%?

Dextrose injection 5% is a prescription solution that provides the body with extra water and calories from sugar. Dextrose 5% solution is a sterile liquid administered at a hospital or clinic to replenish lost fluids and carbohydrates. Dextrose is another word for glucose sugars and the main energy source for the body. Your dosage depends on your age, weight and condition. Dextrose may be used for medical conditions that cause a person to be unable to get adequate water or calories from other sources.

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