dextrose/sodium chloride solution-intravenous (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Redness or pain at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, trouble breathing, swelling. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: diabetes, heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), kidney problems, low levels of potassium (hypokalemia), high levels of sodium (hypernatremia), swelling (edema), allergies (especially drug allergies). This product contains aluminium which may build up with prolonged use and may have harmful effects in certain patients (e.g., patients with kidney problems including premature newborns). Consult your doctor for more details. Caution is advised when using this drug in infants since they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: water pills (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone), corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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