5% Dextrose & .9% Sodium Chloride vs 5% Dextrose

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cd.bianca
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5% Dextrose & .9% Sodium Chloride vs 5% Dextrose

Post by cd.bianca » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:26 pm

Specifically I'd like to know the difference between these two:

I've used L6100 before with good results.

http://www.bbraunusa.com/products.html?prid=L6100

http://www.bbraunusa.com/products.html?prid=L5100

I have L5100 now and would to use it however I want to know more about it. If the 5% dextrose is in a solution, what is the solution? It says dextrose and water for injection. I thought .9% sodium chloride was the closest to whats best for the body but this just says water. 1. is it safe for inflation? 2. Is it different if so how? The ph and everything seems the same in both. What would a Dr. use one or the other for?

Thanks to anyone who knows!

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Re: 5% Dextrose & .9% Sodium Chloride vs 5% Dextrose

Post by ncr1065 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:34 am

I'm not a doctor, but both solutions are safe to use, I think. I expect L6100 will have quicker and larger results than L5100, I tried both.

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Re: 5% Dextrose & .9% Sodium Chloride vs 5% Dextrose

Post by mRuss » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:40 am

5%dex plus 0.9 has a higher osmolarity, so it will swell more than 5%dex on its own

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Re: 5% Dextrose & .9% Sodium Chloride vs 5% Dextrose

Post by cd.bianca » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:38 pm

I am wondering what the 5% dextrose is mixed with if it's not saline?

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Re: 5% Dextrose & .9% Sodium Chloride vs 5% Dextrose

Post by mRuss » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:05 am

unless it's specified otherwise, 5% dex (D5) is diluted in sterile water: 5% dextrose by mass. It's somewhere near the same osmolarity as Normal Saline (NS). I looked up the numbers for osmolarity one time but I can't recall where I put the information. I thought I had posted it here on the forum but there are a lot of posts on here.

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