This medicine is a hormone used to treat severe low blood sugar in patients with diabetes who are unable to take sugar by mouth. This medicine may also be used to aid diagnosis during certain medical tests. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE COMES with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. If the medicine contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it. STORE THIS MEDICINE as directed on the prescription label. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. WHEN USED FOR SEVERE LOW BLOOD SUGAR: Carefully follow the instructions for use, and be sure family members, friends, and coworkers know how and when to give you this medicine. Contact your health care provider if you have questions about use. Symptoms of low blood sugar include the following: sweating; dizziness; irregular heartbeat; tremor; hunger; restlessness; tingling in the hands, feet, lips, or tongue; lightheadedness; inability to concentrate; headache; drowsiness; sleep disturbances; anxiety; blurred vision; slurred speech; depressed mood; irritability; abnormal behavior; unsteady movement; personality changes; seizures; loss of consciousness; or confusion. After mixing this medicine, use immediately. Throw away any unused portion. Do not use this medicine after the date stamped on the bottle. Seek medical attention immediately after use. You may need further medical evaluation. Tell the doctor or health care provider that you have received an injection of this medicine. WHEN USED AS PART OF A MEDICAL TEST OR PROCEDURE: This medicine is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using this medicine at home, a healthcare professional will provide detailed instructions for its appropriate use. Ask any questions that you may have about this medicine or giving injections. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, contact your doctor right away.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking anticholinergics (eg, tolterodine), anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), or indomethacin. TELL YOUR DOCTOR if you are also using insulin before you use this medicine for a diagnostic procedure. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including adrenal gland problems, heart problems, chronic low blood sugar, a certain tumor on your pancreas (glucagonoma), diabetes, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you are malnourished or have been unable to eat, or if you have been fasting for a long period of time. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have certain tumors on your adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma) or pancreas (insulinoma). Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur after using this medicine include nausea or vomiting. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience fainting, fast or slow heartbeat, or severe headache or dizziness. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include diarrhea, fast heartbeat, nausea, severe headache or dizziness, or vomiting.
CHECK THE EXPIRATION DATE on this medicine regularly, and replace it so you always have a non-expired product available. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain local regulations for selecting an appropriate container and properly disposing of the container when it is full. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.