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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dextrose (Definition)

Dextrose is a nutritional agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem): It probably reacts with dextrose, therefore recommended with normal saline. ...Read more

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Wy does invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) state "do not administer with dextrose"?

Wy does invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) state "do not administer with dextrose"?

Causes instability: Ertapenem (invanz) molecule becomes "unstable" in sugar solutions (mannitol, dextrose, etc.). Therefore, all the drug labels specifically point out to not infuse with dextrose. ...Read more

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Dextrose is it bad?

Dextrose: Is d isomer of glucose, or simple sugar. It is a necessary fuel source for humans. I suppose too much of it taken by mouth could be bad because it might raise blood sugar and Insulin requirements. But so are a lot of other things when taken in extreme amounts. ...Read more

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What does dextrose breakdown into?

Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body. Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells. ...Read more

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Is there any sickness that is is treated by giving dextrose?

Dextrose: We use that to treat diabetics with hypoglycemic reactions. Also starving kids with diarrhea and vomiting. There is no reason that anyone that can eat should use it--unless you want to sweeten your coffee. ...Read more

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Can dextrose 50% be used in bodybuilding?

It's sugar: I don't know how you would use it. It's sugar water. I guess if you wanted to recover your glycogen stores it might be useful. Otherwise I see no difference in that and drinking a gatorade after working out. ...Read more

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How does dextrose affect rbc?

See below: Glucose is essential as an energy source for RBC and other cells in the body. Excess glucose, as in diabetes, binds to proteins and alters their structure and function and at very high levels shortens the life span of red cells and of the person. ...Read more

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What are effects of dextrose powder?

It's sugar: And it's exactly the same as eating the same amount of table sugar. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of dextrose powder?

None.: Hi. Boy, THAT was easy! Dextrose is just glucose. Do YOU think powdered sugar does you any good...unless you're a diabetic treating hypoglycemia??? 4 calories/gram ...Read more

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Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they need. ...Read more

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Can dextrose prevent you from being intoxicated?

No but. . .: Avoiding alcohol & other mind altering medications will prevent you from being intoxicated. Yeah, I know, not the answer you wanted but hey, the truth sometimes hurts. With that said, having some (fatty) food in your stomach when you imbibe might slow down its absorption such that you're less likely to get drunk but you need to know your limit. Besides no benefit from exceeding 2 drinks/d in men. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

None: As long as you have a functioning pancreas (aka not diabetic) your body should handle dextrose just fine. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of taking creatine and dextrose?

Dextrose: There is no need to take dextrose, sugars are in everything you eat. Creatine is just a weight builders hype. You spent a lot of money when you could have had a good steak instead. Eat and enjoy what your body needs to pound yourself to death the next day. I am an experienced marathoner and triathelete. ...Read more

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Why does invanz (ertapenem) states "do not administer with dextrose"?

Not compatible: Invanz (ertapenem) is not compatible with dextrose containing solutions. ...Read more

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Can you have dextrose allergy?

Can you have dextrose allergy?

No: Dextrose is glucose. It would be distinctly unusual to have a dextrose allergy. ...Read more

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Is dextrose monohydrate gluten free? I

Yes: It is a sugar with one water- there was no mention of protein in it- gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. ...Read more

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Is dextrose just sugar, and is it gluten-free?

Yes: Dextrose is a sugar, made by processing starches (such as corn starch, rice starch, or wheat starch). Due to the extensive processing, dextrose is considered gluten-free. ...Read more