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Last updated on 19/10/2021.

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DRUG CLASS: Supplements

SUB CLASS: Dietary Supplements

USED FOR Stabilise blood glucose level, Meal replacement


What is Glucerna for?

Glucerna is a dietary supplement that is a complete and balanced nutritional supplement for people concerning diabetes. It has a combination of multinutrients to provide essential dietary requirements and a low-GI carbohydrate formula for low glycemic index, meaning it does not contribute to the massive rise in blood glucose level. It is therefore indicated for people who want to maintain a good blood glucose level, and as a meal replacement. Since Glucerna does not contain lactose, it is suitable for people with glucose intolerance.

How to use it?

Glucerna comes in powder form and has to be made into a drink. 

For breakfast, put 5 scoops of Glucerna powder into 200 ml of boiled lukewarm water, while stirring and mix until dissolved.

For lunch and snacks, put 2.5 scoops of Glucerna powder into 100 ml of boiled lukewarm water, while stirring and mix until dissolved.

What are the side effects of Glucerna?

Glucerna is generally safe and does not cause any side effects.

Who should not take Glucerna?

– People who are allergic to Glucerna or any component of the formulation.
– People with galactosemia

Pharmacist Tips:

– Glucerna can be part of diabetes management but not as the sole treatment option.
– Regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet are also very important measures in controlling blood glucose.

Common dosing schedule:
Glucerna can be used as meal replacement when under medical supervision.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Glucerna may interact with:
No known significant interactions

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Glucerna in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Glucerna can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Glucerna in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.