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Glucose 5% 500 ml
This product is administered by intravenous infusion for the treatment of dehydration, (in the absence of shock), in cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, dogs and cats. It is used to replace water when it cannot be taken or retained orally. It can also be used to correct hypernatraemia (by replacing lost water) and to aid the correction of hyperkalaemia (through the promotion of insulin production which in turn causes potassium to move from plasma into cells).
A glucose 5 g/100 ml infusion is not a significant calorie source but can provide transient improvement of hypoglycaemia.
Glucose 5% is a solution for infusion. The solution contains anhydrous glucose 5.0 g. The caloric value is 837kJ/l (200 kcal/l), the Theoretical osmolarity is 278 mOsm/l and the pH value is 3.5-5.5.
Administration of products by intravenous infusion may increase the risk of thrombosis.
Dosage and administration:
Intravenous use. Administer slowly via intravenous infusion. This product should not be administered at a rate in excess of 10 ml/kg/hour, otherwise glycosuria and osmotic diuresis may result. Infusion rates should be calculated according to the presenting condition, bodyweight and degree of dehydration of the animal being treated. The total fluid volume to be administered should consider existing deficits, maintenance requirements and ongoing losses. IV fluids should be warmed up to body temperature prior to administration.Maintain aseptic precautions throughout administration. For single use only. Do not use unless the solution is clear, free from visible particles, and the container is undamaged.