Glycophos – Sodium glycerophosphate uses, dose and side effects


concentrate for infusion solution
sodium glycerophosphate

1. What Glycophos is and what it is used for

Glycophos is a concentrated additive solution of phosphate and sodium.
Glycophos is used to meet the phosphate requirements of adults and children for intravenous nutrition (drip).

2. What you need to know before you are given Glycophos

You should not be given Glycophos

  • if you are allergic to sodium glycerophosphate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
  • if you have severe renal impairment
  • if you are in shock
  • if you have dehydration.

Warnings and cautions

Talk to your doctor or nurse before giving Glycophos:

  • if you have impaired kidney function.

Other drugs and Glycophos

Tell your doctor or nurse if you have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Glycophos with food and drink

The effect of Glycophos is not affected by concomitant food intake.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Glycophos poses no known risk to the fetus at the recommended dosage.

Glycophos has no known effects on the breast-fed baby.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

Glycophos has no known effects on the ability to drive or use machines.

3. How to give Glycophos

Dosage one of Glycophos is individual and determined by your doctor. Glycophos is given as an intravenous infusion (drip) for at least 8 hours.

If you are given too much Glycophos

Because Glycophos will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, it is unlikely that you will receive too little or too much. If you get any side effects or talk to your doctor, tell your doctor immediately.

If you forget to use Glycophos

If you think you have missed a dose of Glycophos, tell your doctor or nurse immediately.

If you stop using Glycophos

The care is determined by the doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or nurse.

4. Possible side effects

Glycophos has no known side effects.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This also applies to any side effects not mentioned in this information. You can also report side effects directly to the Medical Products Agency, By reporting side effects, you can help increase drug safety information.

5. How to store Glycophos

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the packaging and other information

Content declaration

  • The active substance is sodium glycerophosphate.
  • The other ingredients are hydrochloric acid (for pH adjustment) and water for injections.

1 ml solution contains Sodium glycerophosphate pentahydrate 306.1 mg equivalent to anhydrous sodium glycerophosphate 216 mg.

Glycophos contains 1 mmol phosphate and 2 mmol sodium per ml.

What the medicine looks like and contents of the pack

Glycophos is a clear, colorless liquid found in polypropylene vials or ampoules.

Pack size:

Vial: 10 x 20 ml

Ampoule: 20 x 20 ml

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer


Fresenius Kabi Norge AS, Halden, Norway

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