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50% DEXTROSE Injection, USP Concentrated Dextrose for Intravenous Administration

NOTE: This solution is hypertonicSee WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS.

50% Dextrose Injection, USP is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, hypertonic solution of dextrose in water for injection for intravenous injection as a fluid and nutrient replenisher.

Each mL of fluid contains 0.5 g dextrose, hydrous which delivers 3.4 kcal/gram. The solution has an osmolarity of 2.53 mOsmol/mL (caic.), a pH of 4.2 (3.2 to 6.5) and may contain sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment.

The solution contains no bacteriostat, antimicrobial agent or added buffer (except for pH adjustment) and is intended only for use as a single-dose injection. When smaller doses are required, the unused portion should be discarded with the entire unit.

Dextrose, USP is chemically designated C6H12O6 H2O (D-glucose monohydrate), a hexose sugar freely soluble in water.

Water for Injection, USP is chemically designated H2O.

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