Who should not receive dextrose injection 5%?

Before receiving dextrose injection 5%, tell your doctor about any conditions you have, including diabetes, high blood sugar or potassium levels, peripheral edema and pulmonary edema. These conditions may prevent you from safely using dextrose injection 5% solution. Before using dextrose injection 5%, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to other medicines, foods, dyes, animals or preservatives. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have ever had a reaction to corn products. Give your doctor your complete medical history, and tell him or her about all of the prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking. If you drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, ask your doctor if you can do so safely while using dextrose injection 5%. Talk to your doctor about foods that are safe to eat when using dextrose injection 5%.

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