GlucaGen Diagnostic Kit (Generic Glucagon Injection)
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Why is this medication prescribed?
The pancreas produces the hormone glucagon. To boost extremely low blood sugar, glucagon is utilized. The diagnostic examination of the stomach and other digestive organs also makes use of glucagon.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you’re interested in using this drug for any other conditions.
How should this medicine be used?
Glucagon is often administered through an injection into a vein, muscle, or beneath the skin. It comes in the form of a liquid and powder that must be combined just before taking a dose. The packaging contains instructions on how to mix and administer the injection. When it is determined that a patient has low blood sugar and is unconscious, glucagon should be given as quickly as feasible. To avoid choking if they vomit after receiving the injection, the patient should be turned onto their side. Contact your doctor after administering the glucagon. It is crucial that every patient has a family member who is aware of the signs of low blood sugar and how to administer glucagon.
Keep a glucagon kit on hand at all times if you frequently experience low blood sugar. Some low blood sugar warning signs and symptoms, such as trembling, lightheadedness, dizziness, sweating, confusion, agitation, abrupt changes in behavior or mood, headache, tingling or numbness in the mouth, weakness, pale skin, sudden hunger, and clumsy or jerky movements, should be apparent to you. Before it becomes essential to administer glucagon, try to eat or drink something that contains sugar, like hard candy or fruit juice.
Carefully follow the instructions on your prescription label, and if there is any aspect you or your family members do not understand, ask your pharmacist or doctor to explain it. Apply glucagon precisely as recommended. Use only as directed by your doctor, neither more nor less of it, nor more frequently.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using glucagon,
- If you have an allergy to glucagon, any other medications, or beef or pork products, let your doctor and pharmacist know right away.
- In addition to vitamins, be sure to let your doctor and pharmacist know what prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
- Inform your doctor of any prior cases of pheochromocytoma, insulinoma, pancreatic tumors, blood vessel disease, malnutrition, or difficulties with the adrenal glands.
- Inform your doctor if you are expecting, intend to get pregnant, or are nursing a baby.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Glucagon could have negative effects. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Having trouble breathing
- Consciousness loss
You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or by phone at 1-800-332-1088 if you have a serious side event.
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?
Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Keep it at room temperature and out of the bathroom and other places with excessive heat and moisture. After combining the injectable dose, get rid of any leftovers.
To make sure that pets, kids, and other people cannot take leftover pharmaceuticals, they should be disposed of in a specific manner. You shouldn’t flush this medication down the toilet, though. The best option to get rid of your medication is instead through a medication take-back program. To find out about take-back initiatives in your neighborhood, speak with your pharmacist or get in touch with your city’s waste/recycling department. If you do not have access to a take-back program, you can find more information at the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website (http://goo.gl/c4Rm4p).
As many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning. http://www.upandaway.org
In case of emergency/overdose
Call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event of an overdose. Additionally, information can be found online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. Call 911 right once if the person has collapsed, experienced a seizure, is having difficulty breathing, or cannot be roused.
What other information should I know?
Keep all of your appointments with your physician and the lab.
Do not share your medication with anybody else. Any queries you may have regarding medication refills should be directed to your pharmacist.
You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.
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