Unidex 50 Glucose Intravenous Infusion


Composition, Description, Indications, Contraindication, Caution, Warning, Side effects, Dosage, Presentation, Storage and Manufacturer of Unidex Intravenous Infusion Medicine for Calories.



Each 100ml contains:

Glucose B.P. (on anhydrous basis) 50g

Water for injection B.P. qs 100ml

Unidex 50 is a sterile, pyrogen-free, hypertonic, clear and colourless 50% w/v solution of Glucose in water for intravenous infusion.

Glucose provides a rapidly available source of energy and it is given in conditions associated with insufficiency of carbohydrates.



Unidex-50 is indicated for use in the followings:

• As a source of calories in parenteral nutrition

• Hypoglycaemic coma

• For providing temporary relive from the symptoms of cerebral oedema

• For injection treatment of varicose veins.



Hyperglycaemia, diabetes mellitus, post-operative disturbance of glucose utilization, patients with glucose galactose malabsorption syndrome. Patients with anuria, intracranial or intraspinal haemorrhage.



Do not use if the solution is not clear or contains visible particles or the bottle is found damaged or leaking on squeezing. Even invisible damage caused during storage or transit may result in contamination.

NOTE: Single dose container for intravenous infusion. Discard remaining solution after use. Insert spike when the bottle is in upright position.



Prolong or rapid administration of hypertonic glucose solution may result in dehydration as a consequence of the induced hyperglycaemia, and may lead to glycosuria and osmotic diuresis.

The use of such solution in pregnancy should be carried out with caution to avoid possible risks to the foetus.

Intravenous infusion of glucose solutions at an hourly rate of 500mg/kg will cause glycosuria, about 95% is retained when the rate is 800mg/kg while at half this rate 100% retention is achieved.



Intravenous infusion of hypertonic glucose solution may cause local vein irritation near the site of the injection thereby causing thrombophlebitis.

Excess or too rapid administration may cause headache, seizures and respiratory arrest.



As prescribed by the physician.

The infusion is to be administered slowly by the intravenous route only.
50% Glucose solution for parenteral nutrition are given by central venous catheter to minimize reactions.

The intravenous dose for glucose infusion is variable and is dependent on individual patient requirement; serum glucose concentrations may need to be carefully monitored.



Unidex – 50 is presented in 100ml LDPE bottle.



Store below 30oC.

The bottle should be kept inside its original container until when ready for use.

Keep all medicines away front the reach of children.


Manufactured by

Unique Pharmaceuticals Limited,

Km 38, Abeokuta Road,

Sango-Ota, Ogun State.

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