Rapilose® Gel Glucose Gel 40% 3 x 25g

Potential Savings In NHSE of £0.4 million through choosing Rapilose® Gel instead of Glucogel®1

Rapilose® Gel is an easy-to-use pleasant flavoured 40% dextrose gel for people who require glucose, typically with the onset of low blood sugar.

Rapilose® Gel is available in a triple pack of 25g tubes, with each tube containing a measure of 10g of carbohydrate.

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Rapilose® Gel 40% glucose 3 x 25g

SAVINGS

Rapilose® Gel 40% glucose 3 x 25g is a direct alternative to the Glucogel® 3 x 25g available on prescription.2

Rapilose® Gel 3 x 25g glucose gel at only £5.49 is 23% less expensive than Glucogel®

3 x 25g glucose gel at £7.16.2

This represents a potential saving in NHSE of £0.4 million in 2022 / 2023.1

How is Rapilose Gel Used?

Rapilose Gel is very easy to use.  Simply twist off the cap, squeeze the gel into your mouth and swallow.  Alternatively, Rapilose Gel can be squeezed inside the cheek, and the outside of the cheek gently rubbed to aid absorption.  Each tube can be resealed using the stopper.

Rapilose Gel must never be given to an individual who has become unconscious due to the risk of choking.

Everybody’s required level of carbohydrate is different. However, the government’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends 10g-20g of rapidly absorbed simple carbohydrate for the treatment of mild to moderate hypoglycaemia in children and young people.  However, if your need for carbohydrate is often greater than 10g, then more than one tube can be used.  Rapilose Gel is particularly useful for keeping in a pocket or handbag, so it’s always close to hand when needed.  Speak to your healthcare professional or pharmacist about your individual needs.

Download the Rapilose Gel Data Sheet here.

 

Where can I find Rapilose Gel?

Rapilose Gel is available on prescription from healthcare advisers and is also available in hospital pharmacies and many independent chemists.

 

Where should I keep my Rapilose Gel?

Rapilose Gel should be kept with you, or with a responsible person, at all times.  Rapilose Gel tubes have an 18-month shelf life, and can be safely stored at room temperature, i.e. less than 25°C:

  • in your pocket;
  • by your bedside;
  • in a shaded area in the car;
  • in your briefcase;
  • in your handbag or schoolbag; or
  • in your sports kit bag.

 

DATA
1 NHS OpenData Financial Year 2021 / 2022
2 NHSBSA January 2023

TRADEMARKS
Glucogel® is a Trademark of BBI Healthcare Limited
Rapilose® Gel is distributed in the United Kingdom by Galen Pharma
Rapilose® is a Registered trademark of Penlan Healthcare Limited
Penlan Healthcare Limited is the Registered Manufacturer of Rapilose® Gel

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