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Dextrose is it bad?

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

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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do some vitamins contain dextrose?

As insert filler: Dextrose as a sugar is an inert filler. Products containing it are usually not high quality. ...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

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Is sucrose dextrose in gatorade good for children?

Is sucrose dextrose in gatorade good for children?

No: It is high caloric, low-to-no nutritional value empty calories. It is no better than a candy bar or soda-pop. If your child runs a half-marathon or more daily, it may be indicated to replenish depleted stores of electrolytes and sugars, but otherwise it is not good for children. It was designed with high-power college athletes in mind, not little kids playing around in the back yard. ...Read more

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A blood sugar level of 1000 requires you to have IV dextrose, why?

A blood sugar level of 1000 requires you to have IV dextrose, why?

IV insulin: A diabetic whose glu is 1000 is usually someone who is very ill and in the hospital, and this person will likely get IV insulin. Dextrose is glucose, and would not be given. However, once the Insulin lowers the glucose to about 150-200 the hospital doctors may want to continue the Insulin but then give extra glucose with the Insulin to reverse the abnormal metabolic condition, the acidosis. ...Read more

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Why is dextrose solution injected to patients suffering from insulin shock?

Sugar: Patients with hypoglycemia severe enough to require a hospital will receive sugar in the IV in the form of dextrose, which is pretty much the same thing as glucose. ...Read more

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If dextrose is added to NORMAL saline then does this make sodium retention more likely?

No but: Normal saline has a very large amount of salt so it will lead to some degree of fluid retention. The dextrose (sugar) is rapidly taken up and used. ...Read more

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What to do if patient with dehydration was given5% of dextrose what's the effect on his rbc?

What to do if patient with dehydration was given5% of dextrose what's the effect on his rbc?

Depends: Some patients with dehydration also have low glucose and might need some IV infusion. In adults we usually infuse D50 or D25, just enough to increase the glucose and usually does not affect the red cells. In Neonates and small infants we can give D5( 5%) that also do not affect the red cells. If you give a large amount of D5 it can decrease the osmolarity of the blood and cause damage to red cell ...Read more

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When is dextrose vs normal saline IV fluids given to patients? Whats, diff.Significance of each fluid?

When is dextrose vs normal saline IV fluids given to patients? Whats, diff.Significance of each fluid?

Sugar vs salt: Saline by itself is used to keep blood volume up. It doesn't contain any nutrients, unlike dextrose, which is essentially glucose. Every cell in the body depends on glucose for fuel. It may be given alone, though often it's combined with other solutions containing various concentrations of sodium and sometimes potassium as well as whatever else might be needed. ...Read more

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Co worker spilled a little dextrose 50% 50ml. I got some on my arm and didn't notice for a fee minutes. Can this absorb through skin?

Co worker spilled a little dextrose 50% 50ml. I got some on my arm and didn't notice for a fee minutes. Can this absorb through skin?

No worries.: A dextrose solution is just sugar water (dextrose is a sugar). Just like during handwashing, some of the water will get into the skin, but it doesn't go very far. This happens similarly with sugar water or salt water. ...Read more

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68 year-old female just told I have dextrose convex scoliosis. What can be done about it?? This the first time I have ever been told this

68 year-old female just told I have dextrose convex scoliosis.  What can be done about it?? This the first time I have ever been told this

Depends: Many people will develop a mild degree of scoliosis in their lifetime. The most common period is during the rapid growth years. Sometimes it is a transient finding in people with short term back pain. When growth stops, and the degree of curve does not interfere with breathing or the circulation, not much is considered necessary. When it's bad they can stick steel rods down the sides of the spine ...Read more