Glucagon for Injection (rDNA Origin) 1 mg (10 Vials)
Glucagon injection is an emergency medicine used to treat severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in diabetes patients treated with insulin who have passed out or cannot take some form of sugar by mouth.
Glucagon for Injection (rDNA Origin) 1 mg is an antihypoglycemic agent and a gastrointestinal motility inhibitor. It is produced by expression of recombinant DNA in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae vector with subsequent purification.
Giving a glucagon injection
- Glucagon is given just like an injection of insulin and can be given in the buttock, upper arm, or thigh.
Follow these steps to give the injection:
- Choose a clean site for the shot on the buttock, upper arm, or thigh. If you have an alcohol swab, use it to clean the skin where you will give the shot.
- Hold the syringe like a pencil close to the site, keeping your fingers off the plunger.
- Quickly push the needle all the way into the site.
- Push the plunger of the syringe all the way in so that the medicine goes into the tissue. Give the amount of glucagon that the person's doctor has recommended. Remove the needle from the skin slowly and at the same angle that you inserted it. Press the alcohol swab, if you used one, against the injection site.
- Turn the person's head to the side, to prevent choking if he or she vomits.
After you give the glucagon shot, immediately call or other emergency services. If emergency services have not arrived within 15 minutes and the person is still unconscious, give another glucagon shot.
Give some glucose or sucrose tablets or quick-sugar food when the person is alert and able to swallow. Also give the person some long-acting source of carbohydrate such as crackers and cheese or a meat sandwich. Stay with the person until emergency help arrives.
Brand: Boehringer Ingelheim
Size: 1 mg x 10 Vials
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