Glucagon Nasal Powder
For low blood sugar.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This medicine should only be used by a person who has been trained to recognize when and how it should be used.
This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is sprayed into the eyes.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
Family, friends, and coworkers should all learn how to give this medicine to the patient.
Keep the medicine in the package until you are ready to use it.
Only use this medicine if the patient is unable to eat, unconscious, or having a seizure. Otherwise give juice, candy or glucose tablets by mouth to treat low blood sugar.
Symptoms of low blood sugar may include nausea, shaking, sweating, cold skin, fast heartbeat, hunger, and irritability.
If a patient is unconscious, turn them on their side to prevent choking.
Once fully awake and able to swallow, the patient should eat or drink to increase blood sugar levels.
If the patient does not awaken within 15 minutes of using the medicine, give a second dose. Seek immediate medical care.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
Throw away the medicine after use. Do not save to use again later.
Check the medicine once a month, and replace it before it expires.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Patients with very low blood sugar may become very confused, lose consciousness, or have seizures.
Monitor your blood sugar as instructed by your doctor.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet showing that you are diabetic.
It is very important that you always have this medicine with you in case you need to use it. DO NOT leave it at home.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
- irritation inside the nose
- runny nose
- watery eyes
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- fast or irregular heart beats
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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