What is Dextrose (IV glucose)?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Dextrose (glucose) is an intravenous (IV) solution used to supply water and calories to the body. It is also used as a mixing solution (diluent) for other IV medications.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dextrose (IV glucose)

Side effect Patients
Loss of balance 1
Pain 1
Weight gain 1


Based on patients currently taking Dextrose (IV glucose)

Dosage Patients
1,000 mL every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Dextrose (IV glucose)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Dextrose (IV glucose)


Currently taking Dextrose (IV glucose)

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Dextrose (IV glucose)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Dextrose (IV glucose)

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acute intermittent porphyria)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I got one to two days of decreased neurologic dysfunction with weekly IV infusions of dextrose... but not enoughbenefit to actively integrate into mainstream society... not worth the "balooning" weight gain and increased "non alcoholic fatty liver disease" or "metabolic syndrome/ diabetes" risks.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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