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FDA Medwatch Alert: GlucaGen HypoKit (glucagon [rDNA origin] for injection) by Novo Nordisk Inc: Recall - Detached Needles on Syringe

Posted 12 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Novo Nordisk Inc. is recalling six batches of the GlucaGen HypoKit in the U.S. due to two customer complaints from the UK and Portugal involving detached needles on the syringe with Sterile Water for Injection (SWFI). A syringe with a detached needle cannot be used as prescribed. Untreated hypoglycemia can eventually lead to unconsciousness and seizures, which can prove fatal. If the blood glucose levels are not quickly restored, continuing hypoglycemia can lead to a decline in brain glucose levels which manifests through a variety of symptoms including cognitive dysfunction, sweating, tremors, convulsion and eventually coma or death. This recall includes GlucaGen HypoKit batch numbers: Batch: FS6X270, Expiry: 09/30/2017 Batch: FS6X296, Expiry: 09/30/2017 Batch: FS6X538, Expiry: 09/30/2017 Batch: FS6X597, Expiry: 09/30/2017 Batch: FS6X797, Expiry: 09/30/2017 Batch: FS6X875, ... Read more

Related support groups: Diabetes, Type 2, Diabetes, Type 1, Hypoglycemia, GlucaGen

Nasal Spray May Give Diabetics Faster Treatment for Low Blood Sugar

Posted 18 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 – A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests. The nasal spray contains powdered glucagon, a hormone that causes a prompt increase in blood sugar levels. The trial results showed that the nasal spray is nearly as effective in treating hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) as the only option currently available, a glucagon powder that must be mixed with water, drawn into a syringe and then injected into muscle. Because it is almost as effective but much easier to administer to an ailing person, the nasal spray could become the go-to treatment for severe hypoglycemia, said Dr. George Grunberger, a clinical professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He was not involved ... Read more

Related support groups: Diabetes, Type 2, Diabetes, Type 1, Diabetic Neuropathy, Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Diabetic Nerve Damage, Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes Insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Diabetic Retinopathy, Abnormal Glucose Tolerance, Glucagon, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (in DM Type II), GlucaGen, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (in DM Type I), Diabetic Coma (in DM Type I), Diabetic Coma, Diabetic Coma (in DM Type II), Intravenous Insulin Drip

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