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Generic Name: glucose (oral) (GLOO kose)
Brand Name: Dex4, Insta-Glucose, Relion Grape, TRUEplus, Trutol Fruit Punch
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Drug Information:
Dex4 is used to treat very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), most often in people with diabetes mellitus. Dex4 works by quickly increasing the amount of glucose in your blood. Dex4 is also used to provide carbohydrate calories to a person who cannot eat because of illness, trauma, or other medical condition. This medicine is sometimes given to people who are sick from drinking too much alcohol. Dex4 may also be used to treat hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in your blood). Dex4 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Learn more

Dex4 Side Effects

Dex4 Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about glucose. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Dex4.

Applies to glucose: oral gel, oral liquid, oral tablet chewable

Other dosage forms:

  • intravenous solution

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Blood sugar stays low after stopping the drug.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Diarrhea.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about Dex4 (glucose)

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  • Drug class: glucose elevating agents
  • FDA Alerts (3)

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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