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Glucose 10%

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Type Hypertonic Glucose solution; containing 0.1 g Dextrose per ml.
Presentation Glucose – in 500ml plastic flask
Action Glucose is the main energy source for the body cells, especially the brain. Onset: 30 – 60 seconds
Use Treat hypoglycaemia; following blood glucose estimation  if BGL < 4, & patient unable to eat or drink
Adverse Effects 1. Tissue necrosis if allowed to escape from the vein 2. Hyperglycaemia/hyperosmolality
Contras Known hypersensitivity
Dose Up to 2.5 ml/kg IV (0.25 g/kg) slowly over 5 minutes Continue to check patency of vein May repeat dose x 1 if level of consciousness or BGL has not improved
Note Patients who respond to 10% Glucose should eat to prevent later development of further hypoglycaemia. Re-check BGL following treatment.
Created by: mattypepper