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Common Dextrose Side Effects


The most commonly reported Dextrose side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Pyrexia (30)
Chills (20)
Tremor (18)
Hypotension (14)
Death (13)
Anaphylactic Reaction (10)
Thrombocytopenia (9)
Hyponatraemia (9)
Dizziness (8)
Vomiting (8)
Nausea (7)
Dyspnoea (7)
C-reactive Protein Increased (7)
Convulsion (7)
Back Pain (6)
Bradycardia (6)
Infusion Related Reaction (6)
Chest Pain (6)
Haemoglobin Decreased (6)
Heart Rate Increased (5)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Dextrose Side Effects Reported to FDA



Dextrose Side Effect Report#9995781
Dizziness, Dizziness, Blood Pressure Decreased, Heart Rate Increased, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dextrose 5% In Lactated Ringers (dosage: ~800ml?once/continous?intravenous, start time:
Mar 05, 2014), combined with:
  • Acetamiophen/hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Metoclopramide
  • Pantoprazole
  • Sodium Chloride
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dizziness, Dizziness, Blood Pressure Decreased, Heart Rate Increased, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dextrose 5% In Lactated Ringers treatment in female patients, resulting in Dizziness side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9837889
Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, Hypercapnia
This report suggests a potential Dextrose/heparin Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary embolism and used Dextrose/heparin (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 12, 2013. After starting Dextrose/heparin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, HypercapniaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Dextrose/heparin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia, may still occur.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9772763
Infusion Site Pain, Infusion Site Extravasation, Infusion Site Necrosis
This Infusion Site Pain problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 34-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hyperkalaemia. On
Aug 31, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dextrose (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dextrose, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Infusion Site Pain, Infusion Site Extravasation, Infusion Site NecrosisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Infusion Site Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9716200
Thrombocytopenia, Pulmonary Embolism, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Tamponade
This Thrombocytopenia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 74-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: surgery.The patient was prescribed Dextrose/heparin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Oct 31, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dextrose/heparin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Thrombocytopenia, Pulmonary Embolism, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Cardiac TamponadeThese side effects may potentially be related to Dextrose/heparin.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9708343
Corneal Abrasion, Accidental Exposure To Product, Device Malfunction, Syringe Issue
This is a report of a 43-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dextrose (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 06, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Corneal Abrasion, Accidental Exposure To Product, Device Malfunction, Syringe Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dextrose treatment in male patients, resulting in Corneal Abrasion side effect.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9703929
Thrombocytopenia, Pulmonary Embolism, Haemorrhage
This report suggests a potential Dextrose/heparin Thrombocytopenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cardiovascular disorder and used Dextrose/heparin (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 31, 2013. After starting Dextrose/heparin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Thrombocytopenia, Pulmonary Embolism, HaemorrhageAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Dextrose/heparin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Thrombocytopenia, may still occur.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9675926
Peritoneal Dialysis Complication, Fluid Retention, Myocardial Infarction
This Peritoneal Dialysis Complication problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Dextrose (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dextrose, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Peritoneal Dialysis Complication, Fluid Retention, Myocardial InfarctionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Peritoneal Dialysis Complication, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9631639
Thrombocytopenia, Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
This Thrombocytopenia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 73-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: deep vein thrombosis.The patient was prescribed Dextrose/heparin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Sep 28, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dextrose/heparin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Thrombocytopenia, Heparin-induced ThrombocytopeniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Dextrose/heparin. The patient was hospitalized.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9607450
Blood Glucose Decreased, Syringe Issue, Infusion Site Extravasation, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dextrose (dosage: (not Otherwise Specified), start time: NS), combined with:
  • Normal Saline
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Glucose Decreased, Syringe Issue, Infusion Site Extravasation, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dextrose treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Glucose Decreased side effect.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9496358
Hyponatraemia, Water Intoxication, Brain Oedema, Bradycardia
This report suggests a potential Dextrose Hyponatraemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 6-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: postoperative care and used Dextrose (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Dextrose the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hyponatraemia, Water Intoxication, Brain Oedema, BradycardiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Dextrose demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hyponatraemia, may still occur.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9357354
Ventricular Arrhythmia, Electrolyte Imbalance
This Ventricular Arrhythmia problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 5-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypoglycaemia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Dextrose (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dextrose, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Electrolyte ImbalanceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Ventricular Arrhythmia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9342741
Cardiac Arrest
This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 84-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood glucose decreased.The patient was prescribed Dextrose (drug dosage: 50 Ml, Once, Injection), which was initiated on
May 19, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dextrose the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cardiac ArrestThese side effects may potentially be related to Dextrose.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9312251
Ascites, Sinus Bradycardia, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Distension, Condition Aggravated, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Pulmonary Mass
This is a report of a 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dextrose (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Vicodin
  • Flomax
  • Tamsulosin
  • Cisplatin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ascites, Sinus Bradycardia, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Distension, Condition Aggravated, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Pulmonary Mass after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dextrose treatment in male patients, resulting in Ascites side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9162945
Glycosuria, Hyperglycaemia, Urine Output Increased
This report suggests a potential Dextrose Glycosuria side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,ileus and used Dextrose (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Dextrose the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Glycosuria, Hyperglycaemia, Urine Output IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Tpn
  • (vasopressin)
Although Dextrose demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Glycosuria, may still occur.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9145572
Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
This Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 66-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: atrial fibrillation. On
Jan 08, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dextrose/heparin (dosage: 25000 Units Ud Iv). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dextrose/heparin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Heparin-induced ThrombocytopeniaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9048938
Throat Tightness, Sneezing, Chest Discomfort, Pruritus
This Throat Tightness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Dextrose 5% Injection (dextrose) (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 16, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Calcium Leuvocorin (calcium Folinate)
  • Oxaliplatin
.After starting to take Dextrose 5% Injection (dextrose) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Throat Tightness, Sneezing, Chest Discomfort, PruritusThese side effects may potentially be related to Dextrose 5% Injection (dextrose).
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9048933
Erythema, Infusion Related Reaction
This is a report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: colon cancer, who was treated with Dextrose (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 06, 2012), combined with:
  • Leucovorin
  • (oxaliplatin)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Erythema, Infusion Related Reaction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dextrose treatment in female patients, resulting in Erythema side effect.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#9001121
Gastric Haemorrhage, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Haematocrit Decreased
This report suggests a potential Dextrose\heparin Gastric Haemorrhage side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary embolism and used Dextrose\heparin (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 07, 2012. After starting Dextrose\heparin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gastric Haemorrhage, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Haematocrit DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Warfarin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Dextrose\heparin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gastric Haemorrhage, may still occur.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#8986139
Haemorrhage, Hypotension, Tachycardia
This Haemorrhage problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: atrial fibrillation,vascular operation. On
Dec 07, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Dextrose\heparin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Clopidogrel
When using Dextrose\heparin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Haemorrhage, Hypotension, TachycardiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Haemorrhage, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#8942788
Product Quality Issue, Feeling Cold, Pyrexia, Decreased Appetite, Cough, Vomiting, Neck Pain, Restlessness, Insomnia
This Product Quality Issue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 67-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Dextrose (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 24, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bacitracin
  • Heparin
.After starting to take Dextrose the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Product Quality Issue, Feeling Cold, Pyrexia, Decreased Appetite, Cough, Vomiting, Neck Pain, Restlessness, InsomniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Dextrose.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#8923349
Encephalopathy, Large Intestinal Ulcer, Bacteraemia, Haemoglobin Decreased, Colitis, Angiodysplasia, Vascular Neoplasm, Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 12-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dextrose (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 24, 2012), combined with:
  • Hydromorphone
  • Vincristine
  • Daunorubicin
  • Dasatinib
  • Doxorubicin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Etoposide (Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Encephalopathy, Large Intestinal Ulcer, Bacteraemia, Haemoglobin Decreased, Colitis, Angiodysplasia, Vascular Neoplasm, Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dextrose treatment in female patients, resulting in Encephalopathy side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#8896387
Ascites
This report suggests a potential Dextrose Ascites side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Dextrose (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Dextrose the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: AscitesAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Vicodin
  • Flomax
  • Tamsulosin
  • Cysplatin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Dextrose demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ascites, may still occur.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#8874012
Nuchal Rigidity, Headache, Pyrexia, Device Infusion Issue
This Nuchal Rigidity problem was reported by a health professional from PR. A 10-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Dextrose Solution\sodium Chloride (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Cytarabine
When using Dextrose Solution\sodium Chloride, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Nuchal Rigidity, Headache, Pyrexia, Device Infusion IssueThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nuchal Rigidity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#8462718-3
Hyponatraemia, No Therapeutic Response
This Hyponatraemia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from United States. A 60-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypoglycaemia.The patient was prescribed Dextrose 10% (drug dosage: 40 Ml/hr Routine Iv Drip), which was initiated on
Mar 28, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dextrose 10% the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hyponatraemia, No Therapeutic ResponseThese side effects may potentially be related to Dextrose 10%.
Dextrose Side Effect Report#8427777-2
Chills, Hyperpyrexia, Convulsion
This is a report of a 2-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from India, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dextrose 5% And Electrolyte No.48 In Plastic Container (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Chills, Hyperpyrexia, Convulsion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dextrose 5% And Electrolyte No.48 In Plastic Container treatment in male patients, resulting in Chills side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Dextrose on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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What are common Dextrose Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Pyrexia 13
Tremor 12
Dizziness 7
Death 6
Back Pain 5
Blood Glucose Decreased 5
Grand Mal Convulsion 5
Infusion Related Reaction 5
Nausea 5
Chest Pain 4

What are common Dextrose Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Chills 16
Pyrexia 16
Hypotension 12
Thrombocytopenia 9
Anaphylactic Reaction 7
Death 7
Convulsion 6
Dyspnoea 6
Hyponatraemia 6
Tremor 6

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    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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    Dextrose reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
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    Dextrose Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0069-0700
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameOndansetron hydrochloride and dextrose
    Nameondansetron hydrochloride and dextrose
    Dosage FormINJECTION, SOLUTION
    RouteINTRAVENOUS
    On market since20090501
    LabelerPfizer Labs, Division of Pfizer Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)ONDANSETRON HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s)32
    Unit(s)mg/50mL
    Pharma ClassSerotonin 3 Receptor Antagonists [MoA],Serotonin-3 Receptor Antagonist [EPC]

    Dextrose Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 189

    Dextrose safety alerts: 2014 2013 2012 2008

    Reported deaths: 9

    Reported hospitalizations: 50

    Lactated Ringers and 5 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 ML, Flexible Containers: Recall - Due to Non-Sterility

    [Posted 01/28/2013]

    AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Patient, Health Professional

    ISSUE: Hospira, Inc. is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09. This action is due to one confirmed customer report where a spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution. Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot, and has not identified any quality issues with retention samples for this lot. If contaminated solution is used on a patient, this may cause thrombosis, phlebitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock and/or endocarditis, or result in a fatal infection in a broad array of patients.

    BACKGROUND: The product is used as a source of water, electrolytes and calories or as an alkalizing agent and is packaged in a 1000 mL flexible container, lot number 05-019-JT, with an expiration date of May 1, 2013. The affected lot was distributed nationwide between June 2011 and January 2012 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies.

    RECOMMENDATION: Anyone with an existing inventory should stop use and distribution, quarantine the product immediately, and call Stericycle at 1-888-965-5798 between the hours of 8am to 5pm EST, Monday through Friday, to arrange for the return of the product. Replacement product from other lots is available. For medical inquiries, please contact Hospira Medical Communications at 1-800-615-0187.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

    [01/25/2013 - Firm Press Release - Hospira, Inc]

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