May cause fluid and/or solute overload. Caution when used in patients with CHF, severe renal impairment or clinical conditions whereby there is sodium retention with oedema. Monitor serum potassium levels. Not to be administered concurrently with blood through the same infusion set due to risk of agglomeration. Patients with overt or known subclinical DM, or carbohydrate intolerance. Risk of hypokalaemia during parenteral admin of hypertonic dextrose solutions. Paediatric patients especially neonates and very low birth weight infants. Caution when used in patients receiving corticosteroids or corticotropin. Pregnancy.
Adult: IV Dose depends on age, wt and clinical condition of the patient.