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Dextrose Side Effects

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.

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.

Dextrose Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Dextrose reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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.
Dizziness, Blood Pressure Decreased, Heart Rate Increased, Product Quality Issue
on Mar 10, 2014 Female from US , 54 years of age, weighting 220.5 lb, was treated with Dextrose 5% In Lactated Ringers. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: dizziness, blood pressure decreased, heart rate increased, product quality issue. Dextrose 5% In Lactated Ringers dosage: ~800ml?once/continous?intravenous.
Associated medications used:
  • Acetamiophen/hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Metoclopramide
  • Pantoprazole
  • Sodium Chloride
Patient was hospitalized.

Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, Hypercapnia
Patient was taking Dextrose/heparin. Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, deep vein thrombosis, refusal of treatment by patient, hypercapnia on Jan 17, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 71 years of age, weighting 159.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dextrose/heparin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Infusion Site Pain, Infusion Site Extravasation, Infusion Site Necrosis
Adverse event was reported on Dec 18, 2013 by a Patient taking Dextrose (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 34 years of age, After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: infusion site pain, infusion site extravasation, infusion site necrosis.

Thrombocytopenia, Pulmonary Embolism, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Tamponade
on Nov 26, 2013 Male from US , 74 years of age, weighting 257.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dextrose/heparin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: thrombocytopenia, pulmonary embolism, cardio-respiratory arrest, cardiac tamponade. Dextrose/heparin dosage: N/A.


Corneal Abrasion, Accidental Exposure To Product, Device Malfunction, Syringe Issue
on Nov 21, 2013 Male from US , 43 years of age, weighting 245.5 lb, was treated with Dextrose. Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: corneal abrasion, accidental exposure to product, device malfunction, syringe issue. Dextrose dosage: N/A.

Thrombocytopenia, Pulmonary Embolism, Haemorrhage
Patient was taking Dextrose/heparin. After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: thrombocytopenia, pulmonary embolism, haemorrhage on Nov 21, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 74 years of age, weighting 262.8 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dextrose/heparin dosage: N/A.

Peritoneal Dialysis Complication, Fluid Retention, Myocardial Infarction
Adverse event was reported on Nov 05, 2013 by a Male taking Dextrose (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 55 years of age, weighting 240.1 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: peritoneal dialysis complication, fluid retention, myocardial infarction. Patient was hospitalized.

Thrombocytopenia, Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
on Oct 17, 2013 Male from US , 73 years of age, weighting 173.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dextrose/heparin. Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: thrombocytopenia, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Dextrose/heparin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Glucose Decreased, Syringe Issue, Infusion Site Extravasation, Product Quality Issue
on Oct 07, 2013 Female from US , 81 years of age, weighting 187.0 lb, was treated with Dextrose. After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: blood glucose decreased, syringe issue, infusion site extravasation, product quality issue. Dextrose dosage: (not Otherwise Specified).
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Normal Saline


Hyponatraemia, Water Intoxication, Brain Oedema, Bradycardia
Patient was taking Dextrose. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: hyponatraemia, water intoxication, brain oedema, bradycardia on Aug 29, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , child 6 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Dextrose dosage: N/A.

Ventricular Arrhythmia, Electrolyte Imbalance
Adverse event was reported on Jun 17, 2013 by a Male taking Dextrose (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 5 years of age, Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: ventricular arrhythmia, electrolyte imbalance.

Cardiac Arrest
on Jun 07, 2013 Male from US , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dextrose. After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: cardiac arrest. Dextrose dosage: 50 Ml, Once, Injection.

Ascites, Sinus Bradycardia, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Distension, Condition Aggravated, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Pulmonary Mass
on Feb 14, 2013 Male from US , 61 years of age, was treated with Dextrose. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: ascites, sinus bradycardia, dyspnoea, abdominal distension, condition aggravated, malignant neoplasm progression, pulmonary mass. Dextrose dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Vicodin
  • Flomax
  • Tamsulosin
  • Cisplatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Glycosuria, Hyperglycaemia, Urine Output Increased
Patient was taking Dextrose. Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: glycosuria, hyperglycaemia, urine output increased on Feb 22, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Dextrose dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tpn
  • (vasopressin)


Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 27, 2013 by a Male taking Dextrose/heparin (Dosage: 25000 Units Ud Iv) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 66 years of age, weighting 205.9 lb, After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Throat Tightness, Sneezing, Chest Discomfort, Pruritus
on Jan 16, 2013 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 104.2 lb, was treated with Dextrose 5% Injection (dextrose). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: throat tightness, sneezing, chest discomfort, pruritus. Dextrose 5% Injection (dextrose) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Calcium Leuvocorin (calcium Folinate)
  • Oxaliplatin


Erythema, Infusion Related Reaction
on Jan 16, 2013 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 104.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dextrose. Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: erythema, infusion related reaction. Dextrose dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Leucovorin
  • (oxaliplatin)


Gastric Haemorrhage, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Haematocrit Decreased
Patient was taking Dextrose\heparin. After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: gastric haemorrhage, international normalised ratio increased, haemoglobin decreased, haematocrit decreased on Jan 02, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 78 years of age, weighting 200.6 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dextrose\heparin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Warfarin
Patient was hospitalized.

Haemorrhage, Hypotension, Tachycardia
Adverse event was reported on Dec 19, 2012 by a Male taking Dextrose\heparin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 81 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: haemorrhage, hypotension, tachycardia.
Associated medications used:
  • Clopidogrel


Product Quality Issue, Feeling Cold, Pyrexia, Decreased Appetite, Cough, Vomiting, Neck Pain, Restlessness, Insomnia
on Dec 04, 2012 Male from US , 67 years of age, weighting 308.0 lb, was treated with Dextrose. Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: product quality issue, feeling cold, pyrexia, decreased appetite, cough, vomiting, neck pain, restlessness, insomnia. Dextrose dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Bacitracin
  • Heparin


Encephalopathy, Large Intestinal Ulcer, Bacteraemia, Haemoglobin Decreased, Colitis, Angiodysplasia, Vascular Neoplasm, Haemorrhage
on Feb 15, 2013 Female from US , child 12 years of age, was treated with Dextrose. After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: encephalopathy, large intestinal ulcer, bacteraemia, haemoglobin decreased, colitis, angiodysplasia, vascular neoplasm, haemorrhage. Dextrose dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Hydromorphone
  • Vincristine
  • Daunorubicin
  • Dasatinib
  • Doxorubicin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Etoposide (Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
Patient was hospitalized.

Ascites
Patient was taking Dextrose. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: ascites on Nov 01, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 61 years of age, . Dextrose dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Vicodin
  • Flomax
  • Tamsulosin
  • Cysplatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Nuchal Rigidity, Headache, Pyrexia, Device Infusion Issue
Adverse event was reported on Dec 18, 2012 by a Patient taking Dextrose Solution\sodium Chloride (Dosage: N/A) . Location: PR , child 10 years of age, Patient felt the following Dextrose side effects: nuchal rigidity, headache, pyrexia, device infusion issue.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cytarabine
Patient was hospitalized.

Hyponatraemia, No Therapeutic Response
on Jun 19, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 60 years of age, weighting 243.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dextrose 10%. After Dextrose was administered, patient encountered several Dextrose side effects: hyponatraemia, no therapeutic response. Dextrose 10% dosage: 40 Ml/hr Routine Iv Drip.

Chills, Hyperpyrexia, Convulsion
on Jun 01, 2012 Male from INDIA , child 2 years of age, was treated with Dextrose 5% And Electrolyte No.48 In Plastic Container. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dextrose side effects: chills, hyperpyrexia, convulsion. Dextrose 5% And Electrolyte No.48 In Plastic Container dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    DEXTRAN 4 SODIUM LA

    Active Ingredient: ADENINE; ANHYDROUS CALCIUM C DEXTRAN 4 DEXTROSE DEXTROSE;

    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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