Dexaqua DS is a sterile solution of Dextrose Monohydrate. Each 100 ml of solution contains Dextrose Monohydrate equivalent to Dextrose Anhydrous BP 10 g. It provides 400 Kcal energy per liter.
Dexaqua DS is administered in the treatment of simple dehydration, carbohydrate depletion and hypoglycaemic coma. It is also used to provide a temporary increase in blood volume in haemorrhage and shock. Because of its high dextrose content it is indicated in jaundice, eclampsia, preeclampsia, general weakness, unconsciousness and when patient can not take anything by mouth.
Dexaqua DS IV Infusion 10% W/V
Adult: 25-50 g combined with 10 units of regular insulin, administered over 30-60 minutes; may repeat if necessary. Alternatively, 25 g combined with 5-10 units of regular insulin infused over 5 minutes; may repeat if necessary.
Child and infants: 0.5-1 g/kg (using 25% or 50% solution) combined with regular insulin (1 unit for every 4-5 g dextrose given); infuse over 2 hr, may repeat if necessary.
Adult: 10-25 g (40-100 ml of 25% solution or 20-50 ml of 50% solution). Doses may be repeated in severe cases.
Child: ≤6 mth: 0.25-0.5 g/kg/dose; >6 mth: 0.5-1 g/kg/dose. Doses may be repeated in severe cases. Max: 25 g/dose.
Adult: 10-20 g as single dose; may repeat in 10 min if needed.
Child: >2 yr: 10-20 g as single dose; may repeat in 10 min if needed.