"Dextrose (glucose) is a form of natural sugar that is normally produced by the liver. Glucose is a source of energy, and all the cells and organs in your body need glucose to function properly. Dextrose is used to treat very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), most often in people with diabetes mellitus. low blood sugar caused by using insulin and then not eating a meal or eating enough food afterward. It is sometimes given to people who are sick from drinking too much alcohol.
Dextrose is a prescription sterile, nonpyrogenic solution for fluid replenishment and caloric supply for intravenous and/or oral administration and as treatment of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)."