Gvoke Injection Dosage
Generic name: GLUCAGON 0.5mg in 0.1mL
Dosage form: injection, solution
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 17, 2020.
2.1 Important Administration Instructions
GVOKE auto-injector and pre-filled syringe are for subcutaneous injection only.
Instruct patients and their caregivers on the signs and symptoms of severe hypoglycemia. Because severe hypoglycemia requires the help of others to recover, instruct the patient to inform those around them about GVOKE and its Instructions for Use. Administer GVOKE as soon as possible when severe hypoglycemia is recognized.
Instruct the patient or caregiver to read the Instructions for Use at the time they receive a prescription for GVOKE. Emphasize the following instructions to the patient or caregiver:
- Do not open foil pouch until ready to administer GVOKE.
- Administer GVOKE according to the printed instructions on the foil pouch label, carton, or the Instructions for Use.
- Visually inspect GVOKE prior to administration. The solution should appear clear and colorless to pale yellow and be free of particles. If the solution is discolored or contains particulate matter, do not use.
- Administer the injection in the lower abdomen, outer thigh, or outer upper arm.
- Call for emergency assistance immediately after administering the dose.
- When the patient has responded to treatment, give oral carbohydrates to restore the liver glycogen and prevent recurrence of hypoglycemia.
- Do not attempt to reuse GVOKE. Each GVOKE device contains a single dose of glucagon and cannot be reused.
2.2 Dosage in Adults and Pediatric Patients Aged 2 years and Above
Adults and Pediatric Patients Aged 12 and Older
- The recommended dose of GVOKE is 1 mg administered by subcutaneous injection into lower abdomen, outer thigh, or outer upper arm.
- If there has been no response after 15 minutes, an additional 1 mg dose of GVOKE from a new device may be administered while waiting for emergency assistance.
Pediatric Patients Aged 2 to Under 12 Years of Age
- The recommended dose for pediatric patients who weigh less than 45 kg is 0.5 mg GVOKE administered by subcutaneous injection into the lower abdomen, outer thigh, or outer upper arm.
- The recommended dose for pediatric patients who weigh 45 kg or greater is 1 mg GVOKE administered by subcutaneous injection into the lower abdomen, outer thigh, or outer upper arm.
- If there has been no response after 15 minutes, an additional weight appropriate dose of GVOKE from a new device may be administered while waiting for emergency assistance.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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