Demand that Drugs​.​com correct their definition of dextrose (corn sugar/D-glucose).

Demand that Drugs​.​com correct their definition of dextrose (corn sugar/D-glucose).

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CRITICAL UPDATE, June 18, 2021:

As of April 20, 2021, Drugs.com corrected their erroneous definition of dextrose. However, another entity has intervened; and Drugs.com is once again endangering the lives of corn-allergic citizens by falsely claiming that dextrose can be sourced from products other than corn.  They are also exposing clinicians to potential liability as a result of this false and misleading claim. 
https://www.drugs.com/dextrose.html

The ONLY source of dextrose is corn. 
Dextrose is corn sugar, 21CFR184.1857, and can prove fatal to anyone with an IgE-mediated allergy to corn.
https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2021/06/dextrose-is-corn-sugar-21cfr1841857-and.html


"Dextrose" by Drugs.com
https://www.drugs.com/dextrose.html

Facts:
1. Glucose is blood sugar naturally present in all living organisms.
2. Dextrose is corn sugar manufactured from cornstarch/D-glucose.
3. Dextrose (corn sugar/D-glucose) is NOT "produced by the liver." Glucose (blood sugar) is produced by the liver.
4. Dextrose is NOT a form of "natural sugar," but is a manufactured sugar from cornstarch.
5. Dextrose (corn sugar/D-glucose) is a glucose (blood sugar)-elevating agent.
6. Dextrose (corn sugar/D-glucose) is NOT naturally present in foods or in human beings.
7. Glucose (blood sugar naturally present in all living organisms) cannot provoke an allergic response; however, dextrose (corn sugar manufactured from cornstarch/D-glucose) can prove FATAL to anyone with an IgE-mediated allergy to corn.
8. Dextrose-containing IV fluids are contraindicated for administration to corn-allergic patients, since dextrose is corn sugar manufactured from cornstarch/D-glucose.

Why is this important?
As a result of this erroneous definition of dextrose by Drugs.com, most clinicians are ignoring the critical contraindication warning in the package insert accompanying dextrose-containing IV fluids. We have received confirmed reports that two clinicians actually told their corn-allergic patient that "No one can be allergic to dextrose, since dextrose is naturally present in our bodies." These clinicians proceeded to administer dextrose-containing IV fluid to these corn-allergic patients resulting in anaphylaxis requiring emergency intervention.

Documentation: 

"The Liver & Blood Sugar," University of California, San Francisco
https://dtc.ucsf.edu/types-of-diabetes/type1/understanding-type-1-diabetes/how-the-body-processes-sugar/the-liver-blood-sugar/

"What is Glucose?," WebMD
https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/glucose-diabetes

"Corn must first be converted to corn sugar (dextrose, the common commercial name for D-glucose) . . ."
https://polymerinnovationblog.com/from-corn-to-poly-lactic-acid-pla-fermentation-in-action/

Corn Sugar (Dextrose/D-Glucose), Code of Federal Regulation 21CFR184.1857
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1857

Dextrose is a glucose-elevating agent.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/d50w-dglucose-dextrose-342705

Corn Sugar (Dextrose/D-Glucose) IV Solutions Contraindicated for Corn-Allergic Patients
https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2020/08/corn-sugar-dextrose-iv-fluids.html

BCPharmacists, "Warning: corn-related allergens . . ."
http://library.bcpharmacists.org/6_Resources/6-7_ReadLinks/ReadLinks-MayJun2007.pdf

"Probable anaphylactic reaction to corn-derived dextrose solution."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1808842

Administering dextrose-containing drug/biologic products to corn-allergic patients is a critical medical error equivalent to administering penicillin to patients with an allergy to penicillin. Guidelines for reporting medical professionals who administer corn sugar (dextrose) IV fluids to corn-allergic patients in direct violation of the contraindication warning in the package insert.
LACTATED RINGER’S IN 5% DEXTROSE CONTRAINDICATED FOR CORN-ALLERGIC PATIENTS
https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2019/12/lactated-ringers-in-5-dextrose.html

My January 6, 2021, Open Letter to the FDA Re: Critical Difference Between Glucose (Blood Sugar) and D-Glucose (Corn Sugar/Dextrose)
https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2021/01/my-january-6-2021-open-letter-to-fda-re.html

Confirmation that dextrose (corn sugar/D-glucose) is only derived from corn. Dextrin (usually derived from corn) may be derived from food products other than corn.
https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2020/12/confirmation-that-dextrose-corn-sugard.html

Confirmation that dextrose equivalent (DE), corn sugar/D-glucose, is only derived from corn.
https://www.austradeinc.com/products/sweeteners/


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