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Terumo BCT Limited

This leaflet was last revised July 2013.

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Glucose Intravenous Infusion
5%
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or nurse.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or nurse.
In this leaflet:
1. What Glucose Intravenous Infusion is and what it is used for
2. Before you are given Glucose Intravenous Infusion
3. How you are given Glucose Intravenous Infusion
4. Possible side effects
5. How Glucose Intravenous Infusion is stored
6. Further information

1. WHAT GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION IS
AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Glucose Intravenous Infusion is a clear solution of 5% glucose in water for
injections. Glucose Intravenous Infusion is used when there has been
excessive water loss from the body (dehydration), when there is low blood
sugar, or when a person has lost consciousness due to an extremely low
blood sugar level. This infusion may also be used to temporarily increase
the blood volume in haemorrhage (blood loss) or shock.

2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION
You should not receive Glucose Intravenous Infusion if you have:
• a known allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the ingredients of Glucose
Intravenous Infusion mentioned in section 6 (for symptoms of an allergic
reaction please refer to section 4).
• Diabetes (except as a treatment for hypoglycaemia [low blood sugar])
• Liver or kidney disorders
Your doctor will check for these.
Take special care with Glucose Intravenous Infusion
Your doctor or nurse will ensure the solution is clear and free from particles
before use.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
The following items should not be combined with Glucose Intravenous Infusion:
• blood
• frusemide (a diuretic - causes water loss)
• hydralazine (used to reduce high blood pressure)
• cyanocobalamin (used to treat anaemia)
• kanamycin, novobiocin (antibiotics)
• warfarin (a blood thinner)
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
The use of Glucose Intravenous Infusion may be considered during pregnancy
and breastfeeding, as advised by your healthcare professional. Glucose
Intravenous Infusion should therefore be given to pregnant or breastfeeding
women only if necessary. You will be monitored by your doctor during treatment.
Driving and using machines
Glucose Intravenous Infusion has no effect on driving or using machines.

3. HOW YOU ARE GIVEN GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION
Glucose Intravenous Infusion will be given to you in hospital.

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You will receive your medicine by infusion (IV drip). The amount and rate
at which the infusion is given depends on your requirements. Your doctor
will decide on the correct dose for you to receive. If you have any further
questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or nurse.

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If you receive more medicine than you should
It is very unlikely that you will receive more solution than you should.
If you suspect an overdosage with Glucose Intravenous Infusion you should
look for the symptoms/side effects described below in this leaflet. You
should immediately inform your doctor, describing the symptoms.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines,Glucose Intravenous Infusion can cause side effects;
although not everybody gets them.
Glucose Intravenous Infusion may cause severe allergic reactions. If
you get any of the following symptoms after receiving this medicine,
you should contact your doctor immediately:






Skin rash
peeling of the skin
swelling of the face, lips or tongue
difficulty swallowing
shortness of breath

It is unlikely that you will receive more of a Glucose Intravenous Infusion
than you should as Glucose Intravenous Infusion will be given to you in
hospital by a healthcare professional. An overdose with Glucose Intravenous
Infusion may result in high levels of carbon dioxide in the body which may
cause respiratory failure and increased release of adrenaline leading to
increases in heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose.
The following side effects have also been reported:




Large volumes of these solutions given too quickly may lead to fluid
overload (too much fluid in your body)
Infusion over a long period can cause dehydration (water loss)
Thrombosis (the formation of a clot) may occur in the vein where the
infusion is given.

The symptoms of thrombosis include:





pain, swelling and redness at the blood clot site
an itchy rash at the blood clot site
warm skin around the clot
major veins that stand out from your skin

5. HOW GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION IS STORED
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Your doctor and hospital pharmacist are responsible for the correct storage,
use and disposal of Glucose Intravenous Infusion.
Glucose Intravenous Infusion should be stored between 2°C and 25°C.
The solutions must not be used after the expiry date shown on the label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Any solution remaining after treatment should be disposed of using the
approved hospital procedures.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Glucose Intravenous Infusion contains:
Glucose intravenous infusion is a solution of 5 % glucose in water for
injections, the infusion also contains small amounts of hydrochloric acid and
sodium hydroxide.
What Glucose Intravenous Infusion looks like and contents of the pack.
Glucose Intravenous Infusion is a clear solution contained in a tube-shaped
plastic container known as a Polyfusor® or a sealed plastic container known
as Kabipac® bottle. The solution is available in 500 ml and 1000 ml volumes.
It is also available in 100 ml and 250 ml volumes in the Kabipac® bottles.
Not all sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Fresenius Kabi Limited
Cestrian Court, Eastgate Way,
Manor Park, Runcorn,
Cheshire, WA7 1NT. UK.
Manufacturer:
Fresenius Kabi Deutschland
61346 Bad Homburg v.d.H., Germany.
This leaflet was last approved October 2009.

As Glucose Intravenous Infusion will be given to you in hospital by
healthcare professionals you will be monitored closely.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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Data: 28/11/2013
Formato foglio: 300

mm x 210 mm

2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Glucose Intravenous Infusion
5%
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or nurse.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or nurse.
In this leaflet:
1. What Glucose Intravenous Infusion is and what it is used for
2. Before you are given Glucose Intravenous Infusion
3. How you are given Glucose Intravenous Infusion
4. Possible side effects
5. How Glucose Intravenous Infusion is stored
6. Further information

1. WHAT GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION IS
AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Glucose Intravenous Infusion is a clear solution of 5% glucose in water for
injections. Glucose Intravenous Infusion is used when there has been
excessive water loss from the body (dehydration), when there is low blood
sugar, or when a person has lost consciousness due to an extremely low
blood sugar level. This infusion may also be used to temporarily increase
the blood volume in haemorrhage (blood loss) or shock.

You should not receive Glucose Intravenous Infusion if you have:
• a known allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the ingredients of Glucose
Intravenous Infusion mentioned in section 6 (for symptoms of an allergic
reaction please refer to section 4).
• Diabetes (except as a treatment for hypoglycaemia [low blood sugar])
• Liver or kidney disorders
Your doctor will check for these.
Take special care with Glucose Intravenous Infusion
Your doctor or nurse will ensure the solution is clear and free from particles
before use.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
The following items should not be combined with Glucose Intravenous Infusion:
• blood
• frusemide (a diuretic - causes water loss)
• hydralazine (used to reduce high blood pressure)
• cyanocobalamin (used to treat anaemia)
• kanamycin, novobiocin (antibiotics)
• warfarin (a blood thinner)
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
The use of Glucose Intravenous Infusion may be considered during pregnancy
and breastfeeding, as advised by your healthcare professional. Glucose
Intravenous Infusion should therefore be given to pregnant or breastfeeding
women only if necessary. You will be monitored by your doctor during treatment.
Driving and using machines
Glucose Intravenous Infusion has no effect on driving or using machines.

3. HOW YOU ARE GIVEN GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION
Glucose Intravenous Infusion will be given to you in hospital.
You will receive your medicine by infusion (IV drip). The amount and rate
at which the infusion is given depends on your requirements. Your doctor
will decide on the correct dose for you to receive. If you have any further
questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or nurse.

Data: 28/11/2013
Formato foglio: 300

If you receive more medicine than you should
It is very unlikely that you will receive more solution than you should.
If you suspect an overdosage with Glucose Intravenous Infusion you should
look for the symptoms/side effects described below in this leaflet. You
should immediately inform your doctor, describing the symptoms.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Glucose Intravenous Infusion can cause side effects;
although not everybody gets them.
Glucose Intravenous Infusion may cause severe allergic reactions. If
you get any of the following symptoms after receiving this medicine,
you should contact your doctor immediately:
• Skin rash
• peeling of the skin
• swelling of the face, lips or tongue
• difficulty swallowing
• shortness of breath
It is unlikely that you will receive more of a Glucose Intravenous Infusion
than you should as Glucose Intravenous Infusion will be given to you in
hospital by a healthcare professional. An overdose with Glucose Intravenous
Infusion may result in high levels of carbon dioxide in the body which may
cause respiratory failure and increased release of adrenaline leading to
increases in heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose.
The following side effects have also been reported:
• Large volumes of these solutions given too quickly may lead to fluid
overload (too much fluid in your body)
• Infusion over a long period can cause dehydration (water loss)
• Thrombosis (the formation of a clot) may occur in the vein where the
infusion is given.
The symptoms of thrombosis include:
• pain, swelling and redness at the blood clot site
• an itchy rash at the blood clot site
• warm skin around the clot
• major veins that stand out from your skin
As Glucose Intravenous Infusion will be given to you in hospital by
healthcare professional you will be monitored closely.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

mm x 210 mm

5. HOW GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION IS STORED
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Your doctor and hospital pharmacist are responsible for the correct storage,
use and disposal of Glucose Intravenous Infusion.
Glucose Intravenous Infusion should be stored between 2°C and 25°C.
The solutions must not be used after the expiry date shown on the label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Any solution remaining after treatment should be disposed of using the
approved hospital procedures.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Glucose Intravenous Infusion contains:
Glucose intravenous infusion is a solution of 5% glucose in water for
injections, the infusion also contains small amounts of hydrochloric acid and
sodium hydroxide.
What Glucose Intravenous Infusion looks like and contents of the pack.
Glucose Intravenous Infusion is a clear solution contained in a tube-shaped
plastic container known as a Polyfusor® or a sealed plastic container known
as Kabipac® bottle. The solution is available in 500 ml and 1000 ml volumes.
It is also available in 100 ml and 250 ml volumes in the Kabipac® bottles.
Not all sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Fresenius Kabi Limited
Cestrian Court, Eastgate Way,
Manor Park, Runcorn,
Cheshire, WA7 1NT. UK.
Manufacturer:
Fresenius Kabi Italia S.r.l.
Via Camagre, 41
I - 37063 Isola della Scala, Verona, Italy

This leaflet was last revised November 2013.

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