Injectio glucosi 40%

Glucose monohydrate 400 mg/ml
Solution for injections



Solution for injections for horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, dogs and cats


Active substance and excipient content

Glucosum monohydricum 400 mg/ml


Therapeutic indications

Supplementation of energy deficiency.

Hypoglycaemia and ketosis treatment.

As a diuretic preparation.

Supportive in liver diseases treatment.




Water intoxication

Hypotonic dehydration and acidosis.


Adverse reactions

Rapid or prolonged administration of glucose solution might increase diuresis and cause tissue dehydration and water electrolyte disorders, including hypoglycaemia.

Administration of glucose as the only fluid might lead to development of hypervolemia, hypoosmia and electrolyte imbalance. Parenteral administration of glucose solutions requires administration of potassium, magnesium and phosphates.

Too rapid administration of glucose might cause pulmonary oedema.

The product displays an irritating effect and may cause pain at the injection site. Administered into peripheral vessels, it causes local thrombotic and inflammatory lesions.

Administration of the product with a temperature lower than body temperature might cause irritation and thrombophlebitis at the injection site.


Any adverse reactions emerged after administration of the product or any observed symptoms not listed in the leaflet (including symptoms reported in humans following exposure to the product) should be reported to the competent veterinarian, Marketing Authorization Holder or the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products. The report form should be downloaded from (Department of Veterinary Medicinal Products).


Posology per each species, routes and methods of administration

Administer the product slowly intramuscularly in the following doses:

Animal species Glucose in substance INJECTIO GLUCOSI  40 %
Cattle, horses 100.00 – 125.00g  250.0 – 312.5ml
Sheep, goats, swine   12.50 –   25.00g  31.0 -62.5 ml
Dogs, cats     1.25 –     7.50g   3.0 – 19.0ml


Recommendations for proper administration

The solution should be warmed to body temperature before intravenous use.

Recommended glucose administration rate: 0.5 g/1 kg b.w./1 hour.

Once the container is opened, the product cannot be stored and used again. If visually detectable changes in the solution or damage to the package occur, the product should not be used.


Withdrawal period

Dogs, cats – not applicable

Cattle, horses, sheep, swine, goats

Edible tissues –  zero days

Milk – zero days.


Special precautions for storage

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use after the expiry date given on the label.

Store at a temperature below 25°C. Protect from sunlight. Do not freeze

Durability after the first opening of the immediate package – use the content of the package all at once.


Special warnings

Special precautions for use in animals

During administration of glucose solution, proper infusion rate should be maintained. Too rapid or prolonged administration might cause tissue dehydration and water electrolyte disorders.

In diabetic patients, administer glucose only in the case of life-threatening hypoglycaemia induced by insulin overdose.

Use with caution in animals with adrenal insufficiency and in anuria.

During a long-lasting use, fluid balance, concentration of electrolytes and acid-base balance should be monitored.


Special precautions for persons administering the medicinal veterinary product to animals:

Caution should be taken to avoid self-injection.

Glucose might cause serious physiological changes which are dangerous to a pregnant female and foetus. Therefore, the product should not be used in pregnancy except in absolute necessity and with particular caution.

No contraindications for use in lactation.

Glucose overdose causes hyperglycaemia and osmotic diuresis, which in consequence leads to cellular dehydration.

In the case of overdose, apply symptomatic treatment.

In physiological conditions, glucose present at excessive concentrations in the circulatory system after reaching the renal threshold is excreted through the kidneys. A healthy body is capable of maintaining glucose homeostasis and, as a result of polydipsia and polyuria, maintain the correct glucose level.

Glucose should not be combined in solutions with barbiturates, sulphonamides, erythromycin, hydrocortisone and vitamin B12.


Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.

Ask your veterinary surgeon how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures should help to protect the environment.


Other information

For more information about this veterinary medicinal product, contact the Marketing Authorization Holder.


Available containers

250 ml


Shelf life

2 years


For animal treatment only.

Subject to medical prescription – prescription drug.

To be administered under veterinary supervision.


2015-05-07 SPC

31.08.2017 r.


Additional information

animal type

dogs, cats, horses, cattle, pigs, other

type of medicine

calcium and electrolyte