STERIFLEX NO 31 GLUCOSE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION BP 20%
Active substance(s): GLUCOSE MONOHYDRATE
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Glucose 20% IV Infusion BP, as Steriflex No. 31 and freeflex
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Steriflex 31 has the following composition:
Glucose Monohydrate for Parenteral Use
(Equivalent to Anhydrous Glucose
Solution for infusion.
The product is used in simple dehydration, carbohydrate depletion and
hypoglycaemic coma. It can also be used to provide a temporary increase in
blood volume in haemorrhage and shock. It may be combined with amino
acid solutions in parenteral nutrition.
Posology and Method of Administration
Adults and Children
The rate of administration and volume infused will depend upon the
requirements of the individual patient and judgement of the physician.
Care should be taken to avoid circulatory overload, particularly in, patients
with cardiac and renal insufficiency.
For intravenous infusion via a central vein.
Diabetes, except as a treatment for hypoglycaemia. The intravenous infusion
of glucose solutions may also be hazardous in, patients with impaired hepatic
Special Warnings and Special Precautions for Use
The infusion of these solutions should not be rapid or very prolonged. Large
volumes of these solutions given too quickly may cause water intoxication;
infusion over a long period can cause dehydration.
Rebound hypoglycaemia may occur following the use of concentrated
solutions of glucose.
The label states: Do not use unless solution is clear and free from particles.
4.5. Interactions with other Medicinal Products and other Forms of
No clinically significant drug interactions known.
Pregnancy and Lactation
The safety of this product has not been assessed but its use in this period is not
considered to constitute a hazard.
Effects on Ability to Drive and Use Machines
Thrombosis of the chosen vein is always a possibility with intravenous
Overdosage may lead to fluid overload and hyperglycaemia. Fluid overload
may need to be treated with a diuretic and hyperglycaemia with insulin.
Glucose is a monosaccharide, which provides a source of energy.
Glucose is metabolised via pyruvic or lactic acid to carbon dioxide and water
with the release of energy. All body cells are capable of oxidising glucose and
it forms the principal source of energy in cellular metabolism.
Pre-clinical Safety Data
List of Excipients
Water for Injection in Bulk
Incompatible with blood, frusemide, hydralazine cyanocobalamin, kanamycin
sulphate, novobiocin sodium or warfarin sodium.
Because of the nature of the plastic material of the Steriflex bag (PVC) this
solution should not be used as a vehicle for the administration of drugs, which
may be sorbed to the surface of the bag to varying and significant degrees.
500 & 1000ml PVC Bags - 24 months.
500 & l000ml Polyolefin Bags - 36 months
Special Precautions for Storage
Store at 2° to 25°C
Nature and Content of Container
The container is a flexible 500 or 1000ml bag made of medical grade PVC.
A hermetically sealed polythene bag.
A rectangular pouch consisting of polyamide/polythene composite
Polyamide/Polyethylene-Propylene composite laminate welded to polypropylene
ethylene propylene composite, plugged with a polycarbonate plug with either a
bromobutyl (West 4481/45) or gum (West 7006/45) stopper.
A flexible 500 or 1000ml polyolefine bag sealed in a polyolefine overwrap.
Instructions for Use, Handling and Disposal
Opening the overwrap:
Locate the corner tabs at the end of the bag. Grip the two tabs and pull the two
of the overwrap apart, releasing the bag onto a clean surface.
Setting up the solution:
Position the roller clamp of the giving-set to just below the drip chamber and
Hold the base of the giving set port firmly and grip the wings of the twist of
tab. Twist to remove the protective cover. Still holding the base of the givingset port push the set spike fully into the port to ensure a leak proof connection.
Prime the set in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Fresenius Kabi Limited
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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