It is indicated in water and sodium depletion. It provides Dextrose as a nutrient in a suitable medium of Sodium Chloride or it may also be employed as a source of Sodium Chloride. It is usually used in the maintenance and replacement of fluid, electrolyte and carbohydrate in patients (especially for neonates & infants) who are unable to take fluid and nutrients by mouth e.g. in case of persistent vomiting, during and after surgery, shock or accidents.
Dosage & Administration:
The volume and rate of infusion of the solution depends on the clinical condition, age and body surface area of the patient and judgment of the physicians.
Solodex TM Baby IV Infusion, 500 ml: Each 100 ml solution contains Sodium Chloride BP 0.225 gm and Dextrose Anhydrous USP 5 gm.