dextrose/sodium chloride solution-intravenous


Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is an intravenous (IV) solution used to supply water, calories, and electrolytes (e.g., sodium, chloride) to the body. It is also used as a mixing solution (diluent) for other IV medications.

HOW TO USE: Give this medication by vein (IV), as directed by you doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Follow all instructions for proper mixing with other IV medications. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the use of this medication. This medication should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.

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