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Dextrose IV Bags

CIA Medical is a leading provider of medical and surgical supplies. See our list of dextrose IV bags and prices below. Order online, call us at (312) 275-5850, or get a 2-hour custom quote by filling the form on this page.

What Is a Dextrose IV Bag?

Dextrose IV bags are simply IV bags filled up with dextrose solution, which is also known as intravenous sugar solution and is a mixture of sugar and water. They’re used on a regular basis in clinics, hospitals, and healthcare centers around the world.

These bags are usually made from strong, flexible plastic or vinyl and arrive with the dextrose solution inside. They can come in a wide range of sizes, ranging from small 100ml bags up to much larger quantities.

The main function of a dextrose IV bag is to restore the sugar levels in the body and to rehydrate the body in cases when a patient is suffering from low blood sugar or water loss without electrolyte loss, such as in cases of fever or diabetes insipidus.

Dextrose IV bags have been in use since the early 20th century and are classed on the WHO's List of Essential Medicines.

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How Does a Dextrose IV Bag Work?

Dextrose IV bags arrive prefilled with dextrose solution. The solution has already been poured into the bag in a hygienic way to minimize the risk of any contamination. The bag is then sealed up to preserve and protect the solution. When it’s time to use the bag, it can be easily attached to a catheter via a port at the base, and the bag itself is usually suspended from a stand. The other end of the catheter can be inserted into the patient’s body, allowing the flow of dextrose fluids from the dextrose IV bag into the patient’s bloodstream.

Dextrose IV Bag Sizes 

Dextrose IV bags are available in a wide range of sizes, ranging from small bags that contain just 100ml of dextrose solution all the way up to much larger bags containing 1,000ml or 1L of intravenous sugar solution. It’s also possible to find other sizes like 250ml and 500ml.

Dextrose IV Bag Types

Most Dextrose IV bags are very similar in terms of their overall design and shape, but they can vary in some areas, such as the materials used to make them, the number of ports at the bottom, and the markings or graduations on the side. 

Dextrose IV Bag Uses

The primary use of dextrose IV bags is to deliver essential sugars and water into the body. This can be useful in many cases. Sugars may be needed, for example, if a patient is suffering from very low levels of blood sugar. Dextrose IV bags are also used in cases when a person is suffering from water loss without electrolyte loss, like cases of fever or hyperthyroidism.

Dextrose IV Bag Suppliers

B Braun and Baxter are among the leading suppliers of dextrose IV bags.

Buy Wholesale Dextrose IV Bags Online at CIA Medical

CIA Medical can provide the top quality dextrose IV bags you’re looking for. As one of the leading companies in the wholesale medical industry, we’ve provided vital medical equipment and supplies to more than 25,000 customers. Choose CIA Medical for the best prices, the widest range of products, and the highest standards of customer care.