Oral Glucose (Glutose®, Insta-Glucose)

5.31 Oral Glucose (Glutose®, Insta-Glucose)
 
 

CLASS
Monosaccharide (simple sugar).

ACTIONS
After absorption from GI tract, glucose is distributed in the tissues and provides a prompt increase in circulating blood sugar.

INDICATIONS
Conscious hypoglycemic states

CONTRAINDICATIONS
None

ADVERSE REACTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS
Nausea

WARNINGS

  • Altered L.O.C
  • Ascertain the patient's ability to swallow an oral preparation of glucose without airway compromise.
  • Must be swallowed, not absorbed sublingually, or buccally.

DOSAGE
1 to 2 tubes Orally
Use second tube of oral glucose based on blood glucose results