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GlucaGen HypoKit (injection)

Generic names: glucagon injection [GLOO-ka-gon]
Trade names: GlucaGen HypoKit Glucagon emergency kit for low blood sugar; Gvoke HypoPen Gvoke PFS
Drug class: glucose-elevating agents

What is GlucaGen HypoKit?

GlucaGen HypoKit increases blood sugar. It also slows the involuntary movements of the stomach, intestines, and other muscles that help with digestion.GlucaGen HypoKit treats hypoglycemia. (low blood glucose). This medicine can also be used to diagnose certain stomach and intestine disorders during an x-ray examination.GlucaGen HypoKit can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of GlucaGen HypoKit

If you experience any of the following: hives, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat,

If you notice any of these skin changes in your face, legs, or genital region, call your doctor immediately.

  • Redness;
  • Itching;
  • Blistering
  • Other skin lesions or sores

The following are some of the most common side effects associated with glucagen hypokit:

  • Nausea, vomiting,
  • An injection can cause swelling.

There may be other side effects.Call your physician immediately if experiencing side effects; to report side effects directly, call the FDA's Hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088 or reach them online.

Similar/related drugs

Lexiscan, Mannitol, Glucagon, Baqsimi, Arginine, Tubersol, and Diazoxide


GlucaGen HypoKit is only to be used if a person has a hypoglycemic episode and is unable to eat or pass out. Make sure you understand how to administer this medication before you use it. Hypoglycemia must be addressed immediately as low blood sugar can result in seizures, coma or even death.If you are allergic or lactose intolerant, you should not use GlucaGen HypoKit.

Before you take this drug

This medicine should not be used if:

  • A tumour of the pancreas;
  • A tumour of the glandular (pheochromocytoma).

GlucaGen HypoKit is only to be used if a person cannot eat, is unconscious, or has a seizure.

Tell your doctor if:

  • You have a tumour in the pancreas.
  • You haven't eaten regularly in the past.
  • You have had low blood sugar for a long time.

Do not administer this medicine to an infant without consulting a doctor.GlucaGen HypoKit should not harm a baby in utero, but treating hypoglycemia quickly would be more important than any potential risks.Breastfeeding may not be possible while taking this medication. You should ask your doctor if there are any risks.It may not be possible in an emergency to inform your carers that you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Be sure to tell any doctor who is caring for you or your baby that you've taken this medication.

How to take GlucaGen HypoKit?

As soon as hypoglycemia is detected, it should be treated. Low blood sugar can result in seizures, coma or even death.GlucaGen HypoKit can be injected into a vein, muscle, or under the skin. This medicine is used for severe hypoglycemia. You should call your doctor each time you take this medicine.Please read and follow all directions included with your medication carefully, if there are any unclear parts. If this occurs please speak with either your pharmacist or physician immediately so they may assist in decoding these instructions for use. If necessary please ask.Before you use a GlucaGen HypoKit, make sure you understand how to administer it. The dose that is appropriate for children is less than the dose prescribed for adults. The dose for a child may also depend on the weight of the child. Do not neglect to follow your physician's orders.Before using GlucaGen HypoKit, you may need to dilute it with a liquid. If you are using injections on your own, make sure that you know how to mix and store them.Prepare injections only when ready to administer them. If the colour of your medicine has changed or if it contains particles, do not use it. For new medication, call your pharmacist.After the injection, you should consume a source of sugar that acts quickly (fruit juices, glucose, hard candies, raisins, or non-diet soft drinks) and then have a small snack or meal, such as cheese, crackers, or a meat and cheese sandwich.Get emergency medical attention if you are a carer after administering a GlucaGen HypoKit. In the event that your patient doesn't improve in 15 minutes, it may be necessary to give a second dose.Stress, illness, surgery, or alcohol consumption can affect blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor before changing the dose or schedule of your medication.Follow your diet, medications, and exercise regimens closely to avoid severe hypoglycemia.Store GlucaGen HypoKit at room temperature away from moisture, light, and heat. Don't refrigerate or freeze. Do not keep any medicine that you haven't used. Use GlucaGen HypoKit only after the date of expiration has passed.Use the medication immediately after opening the foil pouch. Store the auto-injectors or prefilled syringes in the foil bag.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As GlucaGen HypoKit can be used whenever needed, there is no daily dosage schedule.If symptoms persist after using GlucaGen HypoKit, call your doctor immediately.

What happens if you overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 if you think there has been poison exposure and seek immediate medical care.Overdose symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or an abnormally rapid pulse.

What should be avoided?

Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can cause your blood sugar to drop.

Interaction with other drug

Other medicines can also affect your blood glucose, and some can even increase or decrease the effect of medications used to treat diabetes. You may also experience fewer hypoglycemia symptoms when taking certain drugs, making it more difficult to detect low blood sugar. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This list does not encompass every possible interaction. Inform your doctor of all medications you begin or stop taking.