The term dextrose is used to describe the six-carbon sugar d-glucose, the principal form of carbohydrate used by the body.
D50 is used in emergency care to treat hypoglycemia and to manage coma of unknown origin.
For the treatment of uncomplicated ketosis in cattle.
Used as a readily available source of energy is weak, stressed or debilitated animals.
For intravenous use.
For intramuscular use, dilute to 5% solution by taking 1 part 50% dextrose and 9 parts sterile saline.
May also be given orally.