What Is Dextrose Used For?
known as glucose, is found in the blood and used in various cellular processes,
such as cellular respiration and glycolysis. It is used in medical applications
when a patient is unable to consume enough liquids, or to help with the
injection of other medicines.
It is also
used as an artificial sweetener in some foods.
What Precautions Should I Be Aware Of?
intake of foods containing dextrose, as excessive use has been linked to:
- hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
- hyponatremia (a lack of sodium in the blood)
Be sure to tell your doctor
if you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or have diabetes. These conditions may
How Should I Use This Medicine?
occurs naturally in the body, but can be added to foods as a sweetener, or via
intravenous use, a nurse or other health professional will administer the
medication to you.
What Side Effects May I Experience?
people have reported allergic reactions to dextrose. Be sure to contact your
doctor if you experience the following symptoms:
- swelling of your appendages
- trouble breathing
How Should I Store This?
in a dry, cool place at room temperature.
Other Names/Brand Names
is also known as:
- grape sugar
- blood sugar
Older and overweight
people should take special precautions with their dextrose intake.