You could pay as little as $30 for GLUCAGON (Glucagon for Injection) 1mg (1 unit)*
For eligible commercially insured patients. See terms and conditions.*
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What is GLUCAGON?
GLUCAGON is used to treat very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) in people with diabetes.
Sometimes you might miss a meal, exercise too much, or not eat enough food for the amount of insulin you've taken. Any of these situations can lead to low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia. If not treated quickly, mild or moderate low blood sugar can become very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia). In the case of very low blood sugar, you may be physically unable to eat or drink a rapid-acting source of sugar or you may lose consciousness. You may need a GLUCAGON injection immediately — and a friend, family member, or coworker will need to give it to you.
How to use GLUCAGON
Be sure to designate several people who can help in case of an emergency. In the event of severe low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia), you will not be able to inject yourself with GLUCAGON. It may help you and your child feel more at ease to know that several people such as friends, the school nurse, your coach, and coworker know where your GLUCAGON emergency kits are located and how to use them in case you experience severe low blood sugar.
Check your GLUCAGON emergency kit’s expiration date
Severe low blood sugar can happen anytime, which makes it important to plan ahead. Look at your kit’s expiration date each time you get a new prescription. The expiration date can be found on the outside label under “Exp. Date/Control No.” on the outer red case, and also on the bottle.* The date will be written as mm yyyy to reflect the month and year of expiration. An expired GLUCAGON kit should never be used.
- Check your kit’s expiration date
- Add your kit’s expiration date to your calendar one month before it expires
- Ask your doctor for a new prescription