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Hypotonic, isotonic, and hypertonic I.V. solutions? When are they used? Register Today! by mookieslife Apr 25, '05 ... D5W, a dextrose based solution, is also actually considered isotonic (while in the bag). However, it is considered hypotonic while in the body (260). - read more
I just want to add to what swtooth said: the reason isotonic D5W becomes hypotonic in the body is because the glucose is broken down once it is in the body by insulin so this is not an immediate change but it does happen quickly. miniangel729 likes this. - read more
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