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What are the side effects of oral glucose?

Oral glucose is simple sugar, like that found in many different foods and drinks, so it does not have any notable side effects. It is possible to have an allergic reaction to it, however. If you experience hives, an itchy rash, breathing difficulties, or swelling in your face or throat, get emergency medical help right away. If you are taking oral glucose, learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) so you'll know when you should take a tablet. Symptoms of mild hypoglycemia include shaking, sweating, dizziness, and weakness. Symptoms of moderate hypoglycemia include agitation and confusion.

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