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• Become familiar with the following instructions before an emergency happens.
• Do not use this product past the expiration date printed on the device. Replace GVOKE PFS before the expiration date on the box.
• If you have questions regarding the use of this product, talk to a healthcare provider or pharmacist. Make sure that relatives, close friends or caregivers know that if you become unconscious, they should call for emergency medical help right away. The GVOKE PFS may have been prescribed so that relatives, close friends and caregivers can give the injection if you become hypoglycemic (severe low blood sugar) and are unable to take sugar by mouth. If you are unconscious, the GVOKE PFS can be given while awaiting medical assistance. Show your relatives, close friends or caregivers where you store the GVOKE PFS and how to use it. They need to know how to use the GVOKE PFS before an emergency situation happens.
Indications for Use GVOKE PFS is for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia in pediatric and adult patients with diabetes ages 2 years and above. Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include unconsciousness, and seizures or convulsions. Give the GVOKE PFS if: (1) the patient is unconscious, (2) the patient is unable to eat sugar or a sugar-sweetened product, (3) the patient is having a seizure, or (4) you have tried to give the patient sugar or drinks that are high in sugar such as a regular soft drink
(soda) or fruit juice and the patient does not get better. Milder cases of hypoglycemia should be treated promptly by eating sugar or a sugar-sweetened product. (See Information on Hypoglycemia for more information on the symptoms of low blood sugar.) The GVOKE PFS will not work when taken by mouth (orally).
Understanding the GVOKE PFS The adult GVOKE PFS contains a 1 mg dose of glucagon and is in a foil pouch. Below is a picture of the pouch. See the GVOKE PFS package for a full view of the Quick-Use Guide.
Adult GVOKE PFS (1 mg dose)
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