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STERIFLEX NO.42 GLUCOSE 5% W/V IN HALF STRENGTH HARTMANNS

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns Solution as Steriex no. 42 and freeex
Read all of this leaet carefully before you start taking this medicine. Keep this leaet. 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. 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 get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. In this leaet: 1. What Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution is and what it is used for 2. Before you are given Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution 3. How you are given Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution 4. Possible side effects 5. How Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution is stored 6. Further information

2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN GLUCOSE 5% IN HALF STRENGTH HARTMANNS SOLUTION
You should not receive Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution if you have: a known allergy (hypersensitivity) to Glucose 5% in Half Strength Hartmanns Solution or any of the ingredients of Glucose 5% in Half Strength Hartmanns Solution mentioned in Section 6. If you development a rash or other allergic reactions (like itching, swollen lips or face or shortness of breath), please inform your doctor). severe salt and water retention and hyperkalaemia (high potassium levels) severe liver damage a medical condition that means you cannot convert lactate to bicarbonate. Your doctor will check these. Take special care with Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution if you have: cardiac (heart) failure hypertension (high blood pressure) a kidney disorder peripheral oedema (uid under the skin) pulmonary oedema (uid in the lungs) Your doctor or nurse will ensure the solution is clear and free from particles before use. 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. The following drugs should not be mixed with Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution: novobiocin, oxytetracycline, sulphadiazine sodium (antibiotics) sodium bicarbonate (used to reduce acidity) sodium calcium edetate (a preservative) Pregnancy and breast-feeding You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, if you think you are pregnant or you are planning to be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. You doctor will decide whether you should receive Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution. Driving and using machines Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution has no effect on driving or using machines.

1. WHAT GLUCOSE 5% IN HALF STRENGTH HARTMANNS SOLUTION IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution is a clear solution of glucose and sodium lactate in water. Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution is used for the treatment of dehydration with acidosis (acidic blood) when a low concentration of sodium is needed, e.g. for dehydrated children or increase of sodium in the blood.

3. HOW YOU ARE GIVEN GLUCOSE 5% IN HALF STRENGTH HARTMANNS SOLUTION
Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution will be given to you in hospital by healthcare professionals. You will receive your medicine by infusion (IV drip). Dosage 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.

5. HOW GLUCOSE 5% IN HALF STRENGTH HARTMANNS SOLUTION 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 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution. Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution should be stored between 2C and 25C. 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.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects have been reported if the solution is given too quickly: peripheral oedema (uid under the skin) convulsions 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 clot site warm skin around the clot a mild fever major veins that stand out from your skin. If any of the side effects gets serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution contains: Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution is a solution of glucose and sodium lactate in water. The solution also contains sodium chloride 0.3%, potassium chloride 0.02%, calcium chloride dihydrate 0.014%, and small amounts of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide. What Glucose 5% in half strength Hartmanns solution looks like and contents of the pack. The solution is clear and is contained in sealed plastic containers known as a Steriex bag or a freeex bag. The solutions are available in 500 ml and 1000 ml bags. Marketing Authorisation Holder Fresenius Kabi Limited Cestrian Court, Eastgate Way, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1NT. UK. Manufacturer: Ivex Pharmaceuticals Limited, Old Belfast Road, Millbrook, Larne, Co. Antrim, BT40 2SH. UK. or Fresenius Kabi, 6 Rue de Rempart, Louvier, Cedex, France. This leaet was last approved in December 2009

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