1. What Fructin 10 is and what it is used for?
Formula-E (vitamin E) is a crackable tablet with chocolate taste. Fructin 10 is a clear, colorless or pale yellow, sterile solution of fructose. Each 100ml of Fructin 10 contains fructose BP 10g. Fructin 10 is used intravenously as a carbohydrate nutrient. It is converted to liver glycogen and metabolized more rapidly than dextrose without requiring insulin and thus may be used in diabetic patients. Fructin 10 is indicated in patients requiring fluid replacement and caloric feeding. It is better “nitrogen-sparer” than glucose.
2. Before you take Fructin 10
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
Fructose is contraindicated in certain inborn errors of fructose metabolism, methyl alcohol poisoning, hyperuricemia, liver failure, and lactic acidosis.
Take special care with Fructin 10
Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if:
Fructose should not be given to patients with hereditary fructose intolerance. It should be given with caution to patients with impaired kidney function or severe liver damage.
3. How to take Fructin 10
Taking this medicine. Always use Fructin 10 exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take?
The volume and rate of infusion of fructose IV solution will depend upon the requirements of the patient and the judgement of attending physician. But the rate of infusion of fructose should not exceed 0.5-1 g/kg body weight per hour.The usual recommended flow rate for adult is 30-75 drops per minute infused intravenously.
4. Possible side effects
Intravenous administration of fructose may cause lactic acidosis and hyperuricemia.The rapid infusion of fructose results in facial flushing, abdominal pain and sweating.
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet
5. How to store Fructin 10?
Fructin 10 should be stored at controlled room temperature.