What are the side effects of dextrose injection 5%?

Side effects of dextrose injection 5% may include blurred vision, fever, headaches, changes in skin color, cough, dizziness, fast or slow heartbeat, rapid breathing, swelling of the hands or feet and pain in the chest, groin or legs (especially in the calves).

Sudden side effects include: loss of coordination, slurred speech and vision changes. Infections at the injection site can occur, as can a clot in the blood vessel extending from the injection site. Dextrose injection 5% should be used with caution in people with diabetes and edema, as they may be at increased risk for overhydration or imbalanced electrolyte levels.

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