5% dextrose in 0.45% Sodium chloride (D51/2NS)

 

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INDICATIONS:

 

  • Heat exhaustion
  • Diabetic disorders
  • Impaired Renal Function (TKO)
  • Cardiovascular function (TKO)

 

ADMINISTRATION:

 

  • IV infusion, IO

 

DOSAGE:

ADULT:

 

  • Dependent upon patient condition and situation being treated

 

PEDIATRIC:

 

  • Used for Maintenance Only.
  • Dependent upon patient size and condition

 

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

 

  • Provides electrolyte and sugar replacement

 

RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS:

 

  • Need for Rapid fluid replacement indicated

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

 

  • Rare

 

SPECIAL NOTES / RESTRICTIONS:

CLASSIFICATION:

 

  • Slightly hypertonic sugar and electrolyte solution
  • Normal saline or lactated ringers is the preferred infusion solution during cardiac arrest, although D5W remains acceptable

Any combination of Dextrose and Sodium Chloride is approved. Some other combinations include:

  • 5% Dextrose in 0.9% Sodium Chloride (D5NS)
  • 5% Dextrose in 0.2% Sodium Chloride (D5 0.2NS)
  • 3.3% Dextrose in 0.3% Sodium Chloride