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I would like to ask you about your practice in the preparation of a IV infusion in a preterm baby who need dextrose 12 % , do you prepare it with sterile water or use dextrose 10 % + dextrose 25 %-

Is there any difference?

sorry for my language

thanks in advance

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We have a very simple way of doing it. No calculations or formulas required

The basic strengths of Dextrose available in India are 5%, 10% and 25%. We add EQUAL quantities of

5% + 10% to get a strength of 7.5% Dextrose

25% + Distilled water to get a strength of 12.5 % Dextrose

5% + 25% to get a strength of 15 % Dextrose

10% + 25% to get a strenght of 17.5% Dextrose

Its only for 20% that we use 25% Dextose and Distilled water in a ratio of 4:1

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