1. What Nutridex is and what it is used for ?
Nutridex 25 is a clear, colorless sterile solution of Dextrose Monohydrate. Each 100ml of solution contains Dextrose Monohydrate equivalent to Dextrose Anhydrous BP 25g.
Nutridex 25 is administered as a parenteral nutrition solution in the treatment of carbohydrate depletion and hypoglycaemic coma. Because of its high dextrose content it is used in the treatment of cerebral edema, shock, circulatory collapse, unconsciousness and to correct hyperkalaemia with or without insulin.
2. Before you take Nutridex
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
Concentrated dextrose solution is contraindicated in patients with Glucose- Galactose Malabsorption Syndrome and severe hydration.
Take special care with Nutridex
Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if:
Concentrated dextrose solution should not be infused rapidly or for a long period. It may be hazardous in patients with impaired hepatic or renal function and severe sepsis.
3. How to take Nutridex?
Taking this medicine. Always use Nutridex 25 exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take?
The volume and rate of infusion of dextrose solution will depend upon the requirements of the individual patient and the judgement of the physician. The maximum rate at which dextrose can be infused without producing glycosuria is 0.5 g/kg/hr. The usual recommended flow rate for adult is 10-35 drops per minute infused intravenously. It should not be administered by SC or IM route. Nutridex 25 should be infused through the largest available peripheral vein.
4. Possible side effects
Intravenous infusion of concentrated dextrose solution may cause local vein irritation. Significant hyperglycaemia, hyperosmolar Syndrome and glycosuria may occur with too rapid administration.
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store Nutridex?
Nutridex 25 should be stored at controlled room temperature.