Being unconscious for a period of time may be harmful. Follow these instructions to give GlucaGen® the right way.
- Turn the unconscious person on their side to prevent choking
- Do not mix GlucaGen® until you are ready to use it
- Mix the GlucaGen®. The syringe does not have GlucaGen® in it. You must mix the contents of the syringe with GlucaGen® in the vial provided in the GlucaGen® HypoKit® before giving the injection (See Instructions for Use)
- Throw away any mixed GlucaGen® that is not used
The patient may be in a coma from very high blood sugar (severe hyperglycemia), rather than very low blood sugar. If this is the case, the unconscious person will not respond to GlucaGen®.
Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include: confusion, loss of consciousness, and seizures. Less severe cases of hypoglycemia should be treated right away by eating sugar or a sugar-sweetened product such as a regular soft drink or fruit juice.
You should only give GlucaGen® injection if:
- the person is unconscious, or
- the person is having a seizure, or
- the person is confused and unable to eat sugar or a sugar-sweetened product
Hypoglycemia may happen again after receiving GlucaGen® treatment.
GlucaGen® does not work if it is taken by mouth.