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Active substance(s): GLUCOSE / GLUCOSE / GLUCOSE

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Read all of this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this
medicine because it contains
important information for you.

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• Keep this leaflet. You may need
to read it again.
• If you have any further questions,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been
prescribed for you only. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness
are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Glucose is and what it
is used for
2. What you need to know before
you take Glucose
3. How to take Glucose
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Glucose
6. Contents of the pack and
other information

1. What Glucose is and
what it is used for
The name of your medicine is
Glucose BP. It contains the active
ingredient called Dextrose
Monohydrate. It is used in Glycogen
(a product in the body is made up of
glucose) storage disease,
intolerance to Sucrose / Isomaltose
(types of sugar), Kidney failure or
Liver Cirrhosis (Liver disease).
It is also used in Glucose Tolerance

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2. What you need to know
before you take Glucose
Do not take Glucose if you are
allergic (hypersensitive) to Dextrose
Monohydrate or any of the other
Warnings and Precautions
• Avoid prolonged use.
• Do not exceed the stated dose
• Glucose tolerance may be
impaired in patients with kidney
failure and in the early post
traumatic state (occurs after an
injury) or in those with severe
sepsis (blood poisoning).
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
Certain medicines may be affected
by treatment with Glucose, for
• Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)
• Kanamycin sulphate and
Novobiocin Sodium (antibiotics)
• Warfarin Sodium (medicine to
prevent blood clots)
Pregnancy,breast-feeding and
Glucose can be used during
pregnancy and breast-feeding
Driving and using machines
This medicinal product is not known
to cause any effect on the ability to
drive and use machines

3. How to take Glucose
For oral administration
Adults, the Elderly and Children
over 12 years:
Up to 180g daily in divided doses
Children 1 to 12 years:
Up to 90g daily in divided doses

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For use in Glucose Tolerance
Adults, the Elderly and Children:
50g orally for each test
If you take more Glucose than
you should, please consult your
doctor or pharmacist immediately.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Glucose
may cause side-effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If you notice any side effects please
consult your doctor or pharmacist

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Cox Pharmaceutical Ltd.
788-790 Finchley Road,
London NW11 7TJ.
Glucose BP; PL 42671/0008
This leaflet was last revised in
June 2016.
To request a copy of this leaflet in
Braille, large print or audio format
then please contact the licence
holder at the address above.

5. How to store Glucose

Keep out of the sight and reach
of children.
Keep the container tightly closed.
Do not take Glucose (Dextrose
Monohydrate) after the expiry
date which is stated on the label.
The expiry date (EXP.) refers to
the last date of that month.
Do not throw away any
medicines of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away
medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help protect
the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and
other information
What Glucose contains
The active substance is Dextrose


What Glucose looks like and
contents of the pack
Glucose is a white crystalline,
odourless powder, with a sweet taste
and comes in cardboard box or
plastic containers and lids in pack
size of 500g.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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