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GLUCAGEN- glucagon hydrochloride kitGLUCAGEN- glucagon hydrochloride injection, powder, for solution


Patient Information

[See FDA-Approved Patient Information and Instructions for Use.]

17.1 Physician Instructions

Refer patients and family members to the FDA-approved patient labeling for instructions describing the method of preparing and injecting GlucaGen. Advise the patient and family members to become familiar with the technique of preparing GlucaGen before an emergency arises. Instruct patients to use 1 mg for adults or the adult dose (0.5 mg) for children weighing less than 55 lb (25 kg). To prevent severe hypoglycemia, patients and family members should be informed of the symptoms of mild hypoglycemia and how to treat it appropriately. Family members should be informed to arouse the patient as quickly as possible because prolonged hypoglycemia may result in damage to the central nervous system. Patients should be advised to inform their physician each time a hypoglycemic reaction occurs so that the treatment regimen may be adjusted if necessary.

No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed. After diagnostic procedures, hypoglycemia has been reported infrequently. The patient s ability to concentrate and react may be impaired as a result of hypoglycemia. This may present a risk in situations where these abilities are especially important, such as driving or operating machinery. Therefore, these activities should be avoided until the patient has had intake of oral carbohydrates.

Date of issue: July 6, 2018
Version: 9

GlucaGenand HypoKitare registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk A/S

1998-2018 Novo Nordisk

For information contact:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
1-800-243-0127

Manufactured for:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ridgefield, CT 06877

By:
Novo Nordisk A/S
2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark



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