Glucagon is a hormone that increases blood sugar levels in the body by making the liver release glucose into the bloodstream. This is administered whe an indivudual reaches a dangerously low blood sugar level that triggers a hypoglycemic attack.
Glucagon is injected into a vein, or an arm or leg muscle under the skin, depending on the doctor’s instruction.
Glucagon powder should first be dissolved with the provided diluting fluid. Use immediately after the solution is thoroughly mixed. Unconscious patients usually regain consciousness within 5 – 10 minutes upon injection. Closely monitor the blood sugar levels every 3-4 hours after the patient has regained consciousness. Make sure that the doctor gets notified immediately of the hypoglycemic episode. It is highly recommended that every diabetic patient has a glucagon emergency kit.
Follow any other instructions specified by your doctor or indicated on the prescription label.
These side effects are relatively mild and temporary. Should symptoms persist, contact your doctor.
Speak to your doctor immediately should any of these symptoms arise:
Store vial in a tight, secure container at room temperature away kept away from direct sunlight, heat, freezers, and moisture. Keep out of reach from children.
Store reconstituted vial in the refrigerator. Discard after 3 months. Do not share with another person. Dispose outdated medicine properly.