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Question:

From San Antonio, Texas, USA:

Can glucose tablets be used sublingually [absorption beneath the tongue]? Do they need to be chewed in order to improve absorption? What is better to use, glucose tablets or juice?

Answer:

Sublingual glucose tablets would likely be absorbed, but very slowly if the large tablets cannot be chewed and swallowed for stomach and early intestinal absorption. Glucose gel would be a better "mouth" glucose preparation than tablets, however.

SB

DTQ-20020221103128
Original posting 18 Mar 2002
Posted to Hypoglycemia

  
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