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Is dextrose bad for your body?

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Dextrose is usually safe to use as long as you are not allergic to any of its ingredients or have a health condition that might have an interaction with the solution, according to Drugs.com. Side effects can include increased urination and pain, swelling or redness at the injection site.

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Severe allergic reactions can occur with dextrose, and signs of a severe allergic reaction include rashes, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or face. Drugs.com advises that a health care practitioner should be consulted before an injection because certain health conditions might interact with dextrose. These conditions include pregnancy, allergies, diabetes or memory problems. A health care provider also should be informed of any medications, whether prescription, over-the-counter, herbal or dietary, being taken.

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