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D5 contains Dextrose which is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma. Dextrose is a source of calories and water for hydration. It helps to reduce loss of body protein and nitrogen. It also promotes glycogen deposition in the liver. Using with insulin, it stimulates the uptake of potassium by cells, especially in muscle tissue, thus lowering serum potassium levels.
Dextrose - 5%W/V
Direction to Use
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.
Side Effect of D5 is Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness).