Gvoke HypoPen®

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The simple solution you can count on.

Gvoke should be stored at room temperature.

Gvoke comes in 2 premeasured doses for:

*Kids younger than 12 who weigh at least 100 pounds may be prescribed the 1.0 mg dose.

Gvoke comes in a convenient 2‑pack

Keep one with you and the other at home, school, or work. Put it in a spot where you can get to it quickly. Make sure you tell others where you keep Gvoke, just in case you can't get to it yourself. Also, be sure to tell them that Gvoke needs to stay in its sealed foil pouch until they are sure that they're going to use it.

Looking for additional information?

Download the Frequently Asked Questions for general information.

What is very low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia, occurs when your blood sugar gets below 70 mg/dL. When this happens, you can consume sugary foods or drinks to bring your blood sugar back up.

Very low blood sugar, or severe hypoglycemia, occurs when your blood sugar gets so low that you need help to bring it back up. Sometimes people with very low blood sugar may have a hard time thinking straight or controlling their body, get very tired, refuse to eat, pass out, or even have a seizure. It is an emergency situation that needs to be treated immediately.

Very low blood sugar can be treated with glucagon.

Who is at risk for very low blood sugar?

What is glucagon?

Glucagon is a natural hormone that exists in the body. The body uses it to bring up your blood sugar when it gets low. It is important to remember that glucagon is NOT glucose, which is the sugar your body uses for energy.

Glucagon is also a medicine that increases the amount of glucagon in your body to bring up your blood sugar when you're experiencing very low blood sugar.

Before Gvoke, people needed to go through a lot of steps to get glucagon treatments ready to be used. This made emergency situations even more challenging and stressful.

Guidelines for using glucagon

The American Diabetes Association recommends that glucagon be prescribed for everyone who has an increased risk for very low blood sugar, so it’s available should it be needed.

Guidelines for using glucagon

The American Diabetes Association recommends that glucagon be prescribed for everyone who has an increased risk for very low blood sugar, so it’s available should it be needed.

References: 1. American Diabetes Association. Glycemic targets: Standards of medical care in diabetes—2019. Diabetes Care. 2019;42(suppl 1):S61-S70. 2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Hypoglycemia. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/-/media/Files/Diabetes/hypoglycemia_508.pdf. Published October 2008. Accessed June 4, 2019. Published August 2016. Accessed May 28, 2019. 3. Kedia N. Treatment of severe diabetic hypoglycemia with glucagon: an underutilized therapeutic approach. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2011;4:337-346. 4. Geller AI, Shehab N, Lovegrove MC, et al. National estimates of insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors leading to emergency department visits and hospitalizations. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5):678-686. 5. Gvoke [prescribing information], Chicago, IL; Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 6. GlucaGen®HypoKit® [instructions for use]. Plainsboro, NJ: Novo Nordisk, Inc.

INDICATION AND SAFETY SUMMARY

GVOKE is a prescription medicine used to treat very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) in adults and kids with diabetes ages 2 years and above. It is not known if GVOKE is safe and effective in children under 2 years of age.

WARNINGS

Do not use GVOKE if:

GVOKE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS, INCLUDING:

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

The most common side effects of GVOKE include:

These are not all the possible side effects of GVOKE. For more information, ask your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

BEFORE USING

Before using GVOKE, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

HOW TO USE

Keep GVOKE and all medicines out of the reach of children.

For more information, call 1-877-937-4737 or go to www.GvokeGlucagon.com.

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