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Glucose chewable tablets

What is this medicine?

GLUCOSE (GLOO kohs) is used to treat low blood sugar.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Chew it completely before swallowing. Take it as directed on the product label. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • high blood sugar (increased hunger, thirst or urination; unusually weak or tired, blurry vision)

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. This medicine is not for regular use.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Store in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • difficulty swallowing

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to glucose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

If you still have low blood sugar after taking 2 doses of this medicine, contact your health care provider.

Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. Get medical help at once.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain. Carry a card that describes your condition. List the medicines and doses you take on the card.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2021 Elsevier