Glucose chewable tablets
Generic Name: glucose (GLOO-kose)
Brand Name: BD Glucose
Glucose chewable tablets are used for:
Treating reactions caused by low blood glucose (sugar).
Glucose chewable tablets are a monosaccharide (simple sugar). It works by quickly raising the glucose level in the blood.
Do NOT use glucose chewable tablets if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in glucose chewable tablets
- you are unable to swallow
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using glucose chewable tablets:
Some medical conditions may interact with glucose chewable tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with glucose chewable tablets. However, no specific interactions with glucose chewable tablets are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if glucose chewable tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use glucose chewable tablets:
Use glucose chewable tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Chew thoroughly before swallowing.
- If your reaction continues, you may repeat the dose in 10 minutes. You may repeat the dose as needed for low blood glucose reactions that may occur from longer acting insulin.
- If you miss a dose of glucose chewable tablets, contact your doctor right away.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use glucose chewable tablets.
Important safety information:
- Do not give glucose chewable tablets to anyone who is unconscious and unable to swallow.
- If your symptoms do not improve within 20 minutes or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Notify your doctor about any low blood sugar reactions.
- Check the expiration date on glucose chewable tablets regularly. Replace it so you always have a nonexpired product available.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Glucose chewable tablets has not been shown to cause harm to the fetus when taken during pregnancy. It is unknown if glucose chewable tablets are excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using glucose chewable tablets, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of glucose chewable tablets:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of glucose chewable tablets:
Store glucose chewable tablets at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep glucose chewable tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about glucose chewable tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Glucose chewable tablets are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take glucose chewable tablets or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about glucose chewable tablets. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to glucose chewable tablets. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using glucose chewable tablets.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
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