Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

Carefully follow all of your doctor's instructions when treating low blood sugar.

Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.

To use the gel:

  • Twist tip off and squeeze entire contents of the tube into mouth and swallow.
  • Do not use the medicine if tube has been opened or punctured.

This medicine is to be used only when needed.

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.

  • For oral dosage form (gel):
    • For treatment of low blood sugar:
      • Adults—15 grams (1 tube) as needed. If no response within 15 minutes, take again another dose. If there is no response within 30 minutes, call a doctor.
      • Children 2 years of age and older—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use is not recommended.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.