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Dextrose 50% Solution

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Dextrose 50% Solution

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Manufacturer: Vedco

(Nutritional Supplement)

Dextrose 50% Solution Caution

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.


For use as a fluid and nutrient replenisher. Provides an immediate source of energy in conditions associated with carbohydrate insufficiency. Useful for rapid but temporary symptomatic treatment of ketosis (acetonemia) in cattle, and other hypoglycemic conditions in cattle, horses, sheep, swine, dogs and cats.

Each Ml Contains

Dextrose Monohydrate, 0.5 g


Warm to body temperature and administer slowly, preferably by intravenous infusion. Cattle and Horses - 100 to 500 mL, Sheep and Swine - 30 to 100 mL, Dogs and Cats - 10 to 50 mL. If given intramuscularly or subcutaneously dilute with normal saline to 5% dextrose (1 volume Dextrose Solution 50% mixed with 9 volumes of normal saline), divided among several injection sites and massaged to aid in absorption. Contraindications: Do not administer intraperitoneally. Store at a controlled room temperature between 15° and 30°C (59°-86°F).


500 mL container


Keep Out of Reach of Children. This product contains no preservatives. Use entire contents when first opened. Discard any unused solution.


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VEDCO, INC., St. Joseph, MO 64504

Phone: 816/238-8840

NAC No.: 10940450

Telephone:   816-238-8840
Toll-Free:   888-708-3326 (888-70VEDCO)
Fax:   816-238-1837
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