DRUG INTERACTIONS: Glucose increases blood glucose levels and reduces the effect of diabetes medications.
PREGNANCY: Glucose may be ingested during pregnancy.
NURSING MOTHERS: Glucose may be used to manage hypoglycemia in nursing mothers.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea may occur after ingesting glucose, but this also may be an effect of the hypoglycemia which is present just prior to ingestion. Other adverse effects include increased blood glucose, injection site leakage of fluid (extravasation), injection site inflammation, and bleeding in the brain.
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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