DEXTROSE 5%/ RINGER LACTATE, 500ml, flex. bag, PVC free


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The product is supplied (and stored) sterile, it must remain sterile until its use. Sterile = state of being free from all living microorganisms.
Article is intended to be used with children (<12 years) ONLY.
26.2 - Parenteral
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The product is part of at least one Kit. A kit is a collection of products (medical and/or logistic) that are needed for a certain intervention in emergency. The choice and quantity of the articles reflects the MSF protocols for this specific situation. The use of Kits allows to start an intervention without a detailed evaluation.
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Full Name

Synonym: Dextrose / Sodium lactate

Therapeutic Action

Hypertonic solution of electrolytes and dextrose


Infusion solution of choice for paediatric patients

Instructions for use

Must be given as IV infusion.

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


Below 25ºC


It is important to pay attention to stack-piling, handling and internal transport conditions to 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