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GlucaGen

Dosing Information

The dose of GlucaGen your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, such as your:
 
  • Age
  • Weight (for children).
     
(Click GlucaGen Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

GlucaGen can potentially react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With GlucaGen).
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

Overdoses with this medication are usually not dangerous. People should not worry about overdoses when giving GlucaGen, since the consequences of untreated low blood sugar are much more serious than the effects of a possible overdose.
 
(Click Glucagon Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should GlucaGen Be Stored?

Store GlucaGen kits at room temperature. Be sure to keep track of the expiration date. Discard the product and get a new one when it expires. Once the dose is mixed together, it must be used right away or discarded.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Glucagon). Eli Lilly's Glucagon Emergency Kit is not a generic version of GlucaGen (they are both "brand name" products).
 

Who Makes GlucaGen?

The GlucaGen HypoKit, which contains everything needed to prepare and give the injections, is made by Novo Nordisk, Inc. In addition, Bedford Laboratories provides a version of GlucaGen that comes with just the GlucaGen powder and the liquid used to dissolve the powder (not the whole kit) and is suitable only for use in hospitals or other similar settings, typically for use during diagnostic tests.
 
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