DEXTROSE (GLUCOSE), 10%, 500ml, flex. bag, PVC free


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Former Code(s): DINFDEXT1N5 DINFDEXT151
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Therapeutic Action

Hypertonic solution of 10% dextrose


Treatment of hypoglycaemia

Instructions for use

Must be given by slow IV injection or IV infusion.

In case of local purchase, flexible bags are preferred to semi-rigid bottles. Contact your OC pharmacist for validation and approval.


    • Below 25ºC
    • Shelf life for flexible bag, PVC free: 18 months
    • The remaining shelf life at delivery should be at least 1/3 of the total shelf life.


    It is important to pay attention to stack-piling, handling and internal transport conditions prevent compression of the secondary packaging which could lead to micro-leakage of the bottle/bag (risk of microbial contamination).

    See Preliminary remarks on infusions