What happens if I miss a dose (GlucaGen, Glucagon Emergency Kit for Low Blood Sugar)?
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 (GlucaGen, Glucagon Emergency Kit for Low Blood Sugar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid pulse, or high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats).
What should I avoid after using glucagon (GlucaGen, Glucagon Emergency Kit for Low Blood Sugar)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can lower your blood sugar.
What other drugs will affect glucagon (GlucaGen, Glucagon Emergency Kit for Low Blood Sugar)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- indomethacin (Indocin);
- 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);
- cold or allergy medicine 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 other drugs may interact with glucagon. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about glucagon.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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