Dextrose 10% (D10)

 

Indications:

  • Suspected hypoglycemia
  • Altered LOC
  • Coma/seizure or unknown etiology

 

Contraindications:

  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Known CVA

 

Side Effects:

  • Local irritation may precipitate severe neurologic symptoms in alcoholics.

 

Adult Dose:

  • 250 mL IV; may repeat once if still unresponsive and low BGL