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D5W

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GENERIC NAME 5% dextrose in water
BRAND NAME D5W
CLASS Hypotonic dextrose-containing solution
MECHANISM OF ACTION D5W provides nutrients in the form of dextrose as well as free water.
INDICATIONS IV access for emergency drugs; for dilution of concentrated drugs for intravenous infusion.
CONTRAINDICATIONS D5W should not be used as a fluid replacement for Hypovolemic states.
ADVERSE REACTIONS Rare in therapeutic dosages.
NOTES ON ADMINISTRATION None
INCOMPATABILITIES/DRUG INTERACTIONS D5W should not be used with phenytoin (dilantin) or amrinone (inocor)
DOSE/ROUTE D5W is usually administered through a minidrip (60 drops/ml) set at a rate of “to keep open” (TKO)
ONSET OF ACTION N/A
PEAK EFFECTS N/A
DURATION OF ACTION Short term therapy
AZ DRUG BOX SUPPLY RANGE (1) 250 ml bag. (optional)
Created by: klindley