General Information on Glucagen Hypokit
Glucagen Hypokit is used for increasing blood sugar in the diabetic patients. It is given to the patients whose blood sugar has gone too low and they cannot take sources of sugar such as regular soda, table sugar or fruits juice orally. It is also given before certain X-ray processes related to the gut. This is done in order to slow down movements in stomach, colon and intestines, so that X-ray picture can be seen clearly.
Active ingredient in the medicine is Glucagon. It is a natural substance, which is responsible to increasing the blood sugar in human body. It works by causing your body to release the sugar stored in your liver.
The medicine is given to the patient in the form of an injection.
Side effects of Glucagen Hypokit
Do not buy Glucagen Hypokit if you have certain adrenal related problem such as pheochromocytoma, pancreatic tumor such as insulinoma or heart disease such as coronary artery disease. Patients with poor eating habits and alcohol abuse should also not take this medicine.
You have more chances of developing low blood sugar level if you drink alcohol in large amounts, if you do lots of strenuous physical activity or exercise or if you do not follow a nutritious diet plan. Symptoms of low blood sugar include blurred vision, cold sweat, dizziness, confusion, fast heartbeat, shaking, drowsiness, fainting, headache, seizures, hunger or tingling in hands or feet. Such patients should always carry a glucose gel or tablet so that they can have it whenever they experience symptoms of low blood sugar. You can also increase your blood sugar by eating honey, candy or table sugar or drinking non-diet soda or fruit juice. In order to prevent hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, you should eat your food at regular intervals and never skip your meals.
Vomiting and nausea may commonly occur as a side effect of Glucagen Hypokit. Inform your doctor if any of these worsen or persist. In addition, inform your doctor and seek medical help if you develop fast or pounding heartbeat during Glucagen Hypokit treatment.
Keep a look on symptoms of an allergic reaction, especially when you are taking the medicine for the first time. Symptoms of an allergy include hives on body, severe dizziness, difficulty breathing or facial swelling. Discontinue taking the medicine and seek medical attention immediately if you develop any of these symptoms.
Dosage of Glucagen Hypokit
Your doctor will give Glucagen Hypokit injection to you either into your vein or muscle or under your skin.
You must remember that the effects of Glucagon remain only for a short period. After that, the blood sugar level may go down again. Therefore, you should keep eating snacks like cheese, milk, meat sandwich or crackers in order to keep your blood sugar level under control.
Your doctor will need to keep your blood sugar level under observation. Therefore, do not miss any of the scheduled appointments with the doctor.
Drug Interactions of Glucagen Hypokit
Before you buy Glucagen Hypokit, you should inform your doctor if you are already taking blood thinners such as warfarin, or beta-blockers such as propranolol or metoprolol. In addition to these, Glucagon may interact with other drugs as well. Therefore, your doctor must be aware of your medical history and drugs that you are currently taking.