GLUCAGON

(GLOO ka gon) Brand: GlucaGen, Glucagon Abnormal Kit for Low Blood Sugar

What is the most significant information I must know about glucagon?

Glucagon must be used to treat hypoglycemia only if the face can't ate, passes out, or is having a seizure. Be certain you know how to give a glucagon injection before you need to use it.

• Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, famine, sweating, pale skin, irritability, dizziness, feeling shaky, or trouble concentrating. Carry heavy candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Another sugar sources include fruit juice, crackers, raisins, and non-diet soda. Be certain your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.

• You must not use this medicine if you are allergic to glucagon or lactose, or if you have a tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) or adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma).

• Till using glucagon, speak your doctor if you have any tumor of the pancreas, if you have not recently eaten on a regular basis, or if you have chronic low blood sugar.

• Speak your doctor about all another medicines you use, especially indomethacin (Indocin), insulin, a blood thinner (such as Coumadin), or a beta blocker (such as Betapace, Coreg, Corgard, Dutoprol, Inderal, InnoPran, Lopressor, Normodyne, Tenormin, Tenoretic, Toprol, Trandate, and others).

Hypoglycemia must be treated as quickly as possible. Having low blood sugar for too long can reason seizure, coma, or death. Call your doctor after every time you use a glucagon injection.

If you are a caregiver, get abnormal medical help after giving a glucagon injection. If the patient does not wake up within 15 minutes, you may need to mix a new doze and give a second injection.

What is glucagon?

Glucagon is a hormone that increases blood sugar levels. It also slows involuntary muscle movements of the stomach and intestines that help in digestion.

Glucagon is used to treat hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Glucagon is also used during a radiologic (x-ray) inspection to help diagnose determined disorders of the stomach or intestines.

Glucagon may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my health care provider till using glucagon?

• You must not use this medicine if you are allergic to glucagon or lactose, or if you have a tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) or adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma).

Glucagon must be used to treat hypoglycemia only if the face is unable to ate, or is unconscious or having a seizure.

• To create certain you can safely use glucagon, speak your doctor if you have another medical conditions, especially:

· any tumor of the pancreas;

· if you have not recently eaten on a regular basis; or

· if you have chronic low blood sugar.

• FDA pregnancy category B. Glucagon is not expected to harm an unborn child, but quickly treating hypoglycemia would outweigh any risks posed by using glucagon.

• It is not known whether glucagon passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Do not use this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

• In an abnormal situation it may not be possible till you are treated with glucagon to speak your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Create certain any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your child knows you have received this medication.

How must I use glucagon?

Glucagon is injected under the skin, into a muscle, or into a vein. You will be shown how to use abnormal glucagon injections for severe hypoglycemia. Call your doctor after every time you use a glucagon injection.

• This medicine comes with instructions for safety and effective use for you or a caregiver. Become familiar with these instructions and follow them carefully whenever you need to use a glucagon injection. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Hypoglycemia must be treated as quickly as possible. Having low blood sugar for too long can reason seizure, coma, or death.

• After the injection, you must ate a source of sugar (fruit juice, glucose gel, raisins, non-diet soda) and then ate a snack or little meal such as cheese and crackers or a meat sandwich.

• Be certain you know how to give a glucagon injection before you need to use it. Use half of the adult doze if you are giving an injection to a baby younger than 6, or to anyone who weighs smaller than 55 pounds.

Glucagon is a powder medication that should be mixed with a liquid (diluent) till using it. Prepare your doze in a syringe only when you are ready to give an injection. Do not use the medicine if it has changed colors or has particles in it. Mix a new doze, and call your doctor for instructions if the second doze also has particles after mixing.

If you are a caregiver, get abnormal medical help after giving a glucagon injection. If the patient does not wake up within 15 minutes, you may need to mix a new doze and give a second injection.

• Know the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and how to recognize them: headache, famine, weakness, sweating, tremors, irritability, or trouble concentrating.

• Always hold a source of sugar accessible in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. If you have severe hypoglycemia and can't ate or drink, use an injection of glucagon. Be certain your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.

• Check your blood sugar carefully during a time of stress or diseases, if you travel, exercice more than normal, drink alcohol, or skip meals. These things can affect your glucose levels and your diabetes medicine doze needs may also change.

• Ask your doctor how to adjust your diabetes medicine doze if needed. Do not change your medicine doze or schedule without your doctor's advice.

• To hold from having severe hypoglycemia, follow your diet, medicine, and exercice routines very closely.

• Store glucagon powder and the diluent at cold room temperature away from moisture, heat, and easy. Throw away any mixed medication you have not used right away. Do not use this medicine after the expiration date on the label has passed.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Since glucagon is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using glucagon.

What happens if I overdose?

• Search abnormal medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

• Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid pulse, or tall blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats).

What must I avoid after using glucagon?

• Avoid drinking alcohol. It can lower your blood sugar.

What are the possible side effects of glucagon?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; quick or slow heartbeat; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Smaller serious side effects may include nausea or vomiting.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect glucagon?

• Speak your doctor about all another medicines you use, especially:

· indomethacin (Indocin);

· insulin;

· warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);

· a beta blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), nebivolol (Bystolic), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others.

· atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);

· bladder or urinary medicines such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);

· bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);

· cool or allergy medication that contains an antihistamine;

· irritable bowel medicines such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine); or

· ulcer medications such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) or mepenzolate (Cantil).

• This list is not complete and another drugs may interact with glucagon. Speak your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal commodity. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your pharmacist can provide more information about glucagon.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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