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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.15% W/V AND GLUCOSE 5% W/V SOLUTION FOR INFUSION

Active substance(s): GLUCOSE MONOHYDRATE / POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
B. Braun Melsungen AG · 34209 Melsungen, Germany

Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and
Glucose 5% w/v Solution for Infusion
Potassium Chloride, Glucose

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
- 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 Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v is and what
it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v
and Glucose 5% w/v
3. How to use Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v
6. Contents of the pack and other information

Special caution and careful monitoring of salt and fluid levels is required
when this medicine is to be administered to children.

Other medicines and Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken any
other medicines.

In particular tell your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicines, so that the amount of Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose
5% w/v can be adjusted accordingly:
1. What Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% • corticosteroids e.g. hydrocortisone, prednisone, because these may lead
to reduction of glucose tolerance
w/v is and what it is used for
• digoxin (a medicine used to treat heart weakness)
This medicine is a solution for infusion, i.e. it is administered to you • potassium-sparing water tablets, e.g. those containing spironolactone
through thin tube placed into a vein.
or triamterene or other drugs that may lead to high potassium levels,
It will be given to you to maintain or restore your potassium levels and as
such as certain medicines used to treat high blood pressure (so-called
a source of calories.
ACE inhibitors), cyclosporine or suxamethonium

and breast-feeding
2. What you need to know before you use Potassium Pregnancy
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are
Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
Do not use Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v taking this medicine.

Warnings and precautions
• if you have kidney problems
• if you have liver disease
• if you have severe diabetes or any other condition associated with glucose intolerance
• if you have lung disease or congestion of or water on the lungs (pulmonary oedema)
• if you have abnormally low levels of electrolytes (salts) in your blood
• if you have cardiac disease
• if your adrenal glands are not working properly

Pregnancy
If you think you are likely to be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
This medicine can be given while you are pregnant if your doctor considers it necessary.
Breast-feeding
If you are breast-feeding, tell your doctor immediately. This medicine can
be given while you are breast feeding if your doctor considers it necessary.

3. How to use Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose
5% w/v
Method of administration
The medicine will be administered to you by infusion through a vein.
This container contains a significant volume of air. Therefore, to avoid risk
of air entering your blood circulation this medicine must not be administered by pressure infusion to you.

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• if you have abnormally high levels of potassium or chloride in your blood
• if you have severe kidney disease
• if you have acute stroke
• if you have head injury (first 24 hours)
• if you have swelling of the lower limbs, too much water in your body tissues (hyperhydration)

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Dosage
The amount of the medicine that you will be given will be determined by
your doctor and will depend on your age, weight and clinical condition.
While you receive this medicine your blood glucose, and electrolyte (salt)
levels and water balance will be monitored routinely.
The normal maximum dosage for an adult is 40 ml/kg body weight/day.
Children will receive a reduced dosage dependent upon their age.
You should not receive this medicine through the same infusion equipment as blood.

If you receive more Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose
5% w/v than you should
It is unlikely that this happens as your infusion will be controlled by a doctor or nurse.
Yet if overdose occurs, you may experience disorders of fluid balance and
serum electrolytes, swelling and heart and circulation disorders. Further
symptoms are described below (see section 4.).
The therapy to normalise your condition will be determined by your doctor.
It may include stopping of the infusion and administration of suitable
medicines to treat the symptoms observed. In extreme situations you may
also need dialysis.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

5. How to store Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label
and the outer carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C
The product should be used immediately. If not used immediately, in-use
storage times and conditions are the responsibility of the user.
This medicine is for single use only.
This medicine should be clear in appearance. Do not use Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v if it is cloudy or if the container has
been damaged.
Do not throw away any medicines 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 Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v contains
• The active substances are Potassium Chloride and Glucose.
1,000 ml solution for infusion contain:
Potassium chloride
Glucose (as glucose monohydrate)
• The other ingredient is:
Water for injections

1.5 g
50.0 g

Like all medicines, this medicine cause side effects, although not everyWhat Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v
body gets them.

looks like and contents of the pack
If any of the following happen, tell your doctor immediately or Potassium Chloride 0.15% w/v and Glucose 5% w/v is a solution for infugo to the emergency department at your nearest hospital:
sion, i.e. a solution to be administered by a vein drip.
• difficulty in breathing
• sudden severe chest pain
• slowing or quickening of your heart beat
• low blood pressure (hypotension)
• bad fainting attacks, or collapse
• weakness, disturbances of muscle movement
• very marked numbness, swelling or heaviness of your limbs
• cold skin or grey pallor
• confusion
Tell your doctor if you notice pain or tenderness at the site of injection.

It is a sterile, clear, colourless solution of aforementioned substances in
water.
It comes in colourless polyethylene bottles of 500 ml or 1,000 ml, each
available in packs of 10 bottles.

Tel: +353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website: www.hpra.ie;
e-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie

This leaflet was last revised in 06/2015

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

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B. Braun Melsungen AG
34209 Melsungen
Germany

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B. Braun Melsungen AG
Carl-Braun-Strasse 1
34212 Melsungen, Germany
Postal address
34209 Melsungen
Reporting of side effects
Phone: +49-5661-71-0
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes
Fay: +49-5661-4567
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help Manufacturers
B. Braun Melsungen AG
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Carl-Braun-Straße 1
United Kingdom:
34212 Melsungen, Germany
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B. Braun Medical S.A.
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
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Ireland:
08191 Rubi, Barcelona, Spain
HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL - Dublin 2;

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