Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Dasiglucagon injection is an emergency medicine and must be used only as directed by your doctor. Make sure that you and a member of your family or a friend understand exactly when and how to use this medicine before it is needed.

This medicine is given as a shot under the skin of your lower stomach, buttocks, thighs, or outer upper arms.

This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Do not use this medicine if the liquid is discolored or has particles in it.

Call for emergency medical help right after giving or receiving this medicine.

Drink a fast-acting source of sugar (including fruit juice) and eat a long-acting source of sugar (including crackers with cheese or peanut butter) as soon as you are able to swallow.

The cap of the autoinjector and the needle cover of the prefilled syringe contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to latex.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • As an emergency treatment for severe hypoglycemia:
    • For injection dosage forms (autoinjector or prefilled syringe):
      • Adults and children 6 years of age and older—0.6 milligram (mg) injected under your skin. An additional dose of 0.6 mg may be repeated if there has been no response after 15 minutes while waiting for emergency assistance.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

This medicine can also be stored at room temperature for up to 12 months. Do not return it to the refrigerator after storing at room temperature. Throw away any unused medicine if it has been stored at room temperature for more than 12 months.