Dasiglucagon (By injection)
Treats severe low blood sugar.
ZegalogueThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to dasiglucagon, or if you have adrenal gland tumor (including pheochromocytoma) or pancreas tumor (including insulinoma).
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose. 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. A family member or friend should be taught how to give you this medicine in case of an emergency. Follow all directions from your doctor about what to do when you have low blood sugar. Make sure you get emergency help after you use dasiglucagon. If you have any questions about your condition or this medicine, ask your doctor.
- Do not use this medicine if the liquid is discolored or has particles in it.
- If you store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. This medicine can also be stored at room temperature for up to 12 months. Do not return 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.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Some medicines can affect how dasiglucagon works. Tell your doctor if you are using indomethacin, beta-blockers, or blood thinner (including warfarin).
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, adrenal gland problems, pancreas problems, low blood sugar that does not go away, or if you have not had food or water for a long time. Tell your doctor if you have a latex allergy.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- High blood pressure
- Changes in blood sugar levels
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Fast or pounding heartbeat, fainting, dizziness, lightheadedness
- Shaking, trembling, sweating, hunger, confusion
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the shot was given
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 3/29/2022