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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Glucose (glucose systemic) is a member of the drug class glucose elevating agents and is used to treat Dietary Supplementation.

US matches:


Ph. Int.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Agent for antivaricose therapy: Sclerosing agent for local injection

Diagnostic agent: Test for diabetes

Fluid replenisher

Irrigating solution

Nutrient: Carbohydrate

Pharmaceutic aid: Filler

Pharmaceutic aid: Tonicity agent

Chemical Names

(+)-D-Glucopyranose (BP, Ph. Eur.)

D-Glucopyranose (Ph. Eur.)


Glucose is α-D-glucopyranose, β-D-glucopyranose, or a mixture of them, and when dried, it contains not less than 99.5% of C₆H₁₂O₆. (JP)

Foreign Names

  • Glucosum anhydricum (Latin)
  • Glucose, wasserfreie (German)
  • Glucose anhydre (French)
  • Glucosa anhidra (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Glucose (OS: JAN, DCF)
  • α-D-Glucopyranose (IS)
  • Blood sugar (IS)
  • Corn sugar (IS)
  • D-(+)-Glucopyrannose (IS)
  • D(+)-Glucose (IS)
  • Destrosio anidro (IS)
  • Dextrose, anhydrous (IS)
  • D-Glucopyranose (IS)
  • D-Glucose (IS)
  • D-Glucose, anhydrous (IS)
  • Glucose, wasserfrei (IS)
  • Glucosum anhydricum depuratum (IS)
  • Glukose (IS)
  • Grape sugar (IS)
  • Nutritive Sugar (IS)
  • Saccharum amylaceum (IS)
  • Starch sugar (IS)
  • UNII-5SL0G7R0OK (IS)
  • Anhydrous Glucose (PH: BP 2016)
  • Dextrose (PH: USP 38)
  • Glucose (PH: JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Glucose anhydre (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucose, anhydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucose, wasserfreie (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosum anhydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • $Iα$R-Glucose-1-phosphate (IS)
  • Cori ester (IS)
  • Dextrose-1-Phosphate (IS)
  • G1P (IS)
  • Glc-1P (IS)
  • Glucose 1-dihydrogen phosphate (IS)
  • Dextrose (OS: USAN)
  • Destrosio (IS)
  • D-Glucopyranose-1-Wasser (IS)
  • D-Glucose monohydrat (IS)
  • D-Glucose monohydrate (IS)
  • D-Glucose-1-Wasser (IS)
  • Saccharum amylaceum (IS)
  • Traubenzucker (IS)
  • UNII-IY9XDZ35W2 (IS)
  • Dextrose (PH: USP 38)
  • Glucose (PH: BP 2016)
  • Glucose monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Glucose monohydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucose-Monohydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
JPThe Japanese Pharmacopoeia
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Ph. Int.Pharmacopoea Internationalis
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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