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About Low Blood Sugar
Low blood sugar (lower than 70 mg/dL), is called hypoglycemia. If hypoglycemia is mild or moderate, it can be treated with fast-acting carbohydrates like hard candies, juice, or glucose tablets. Very low blood sugar (lower than 54 mg/dL) is called severe hypoglycemia and is considered a medical emergency. It requires another person to help you recover. You may be too weak or confused to eat or drink anything and you could pass out.
People with diabetes taking insulin are at risk for very low blood sugar.
Many risk factors are outside of your control. Here are some common situations that may increase the risk of low blood sugar:
ZEGALOGUE® is a prescription medicine used to treat very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) in people with diabetes aged 6 years and older. It is not known if ZEGALOGUE® is safe and effective in children under 6 years of age.
Do not use ZEGALOGUE® if you:
ZEGALOGUE® is a rescue treatment that helps people with diabetes recover from very low blood sugar when they need help from others. ZEGALOGUE® comes in an autoinjector or a prefilled syringe.
ZEGALOGUE® was studied in a clinical trial program of people with type 1 diabetes.
Two trials were conducted in adults, and a third trial was conducted in children and adolescents aged 6 years to 17 years. In all 3 trials, the results of participants who received ZEGALOGUE® were compared with the results of those who received a placebo following insulin-induced low blood sugar.
The primary goal in all 3 trials was to measure the time to blood sugar recovery, defined as an increase in blood sugar of at least 20 mg/dL from the time of administration, without additional intervention.
ZEGALOGUE® may cause serious side effects, including:
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of ZEGALOGUE® in adults were nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and injection-site pain. In clinical trials, the most common side effects of ZEGALOGUE® in children and adolescents were nausea, vomiting, headache, and injection-site pain.
These are not all of the possible side effects of ZEGALOGUE®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
When you experience very low blood sugar and need help from others, those close to you should administer ZEGALOGUE®. See more useful guidance on how to be prepared for very low blood sugar with ZEGALOGUE® here.
Yes. Keep in mind, once removed from refrigeration, ZEGALOGUE® can be stored at room temperature (68 °F to 77 °F) for up to 12 months, or until the original expiration date on the label, whichever comes first. Do not return to the refrigerator after storing at room temperature.
Store in the provided protective case and protect from light. See full storage instructions here.
About Cost and Coverage
If you have commercial insurance, such as insurance you receive through an employer, depending on your insurance coverage and out-of-pocket responsibility, you may pay $35 or $99 for each one-pack prescription for up to 48 months from date of Savings Offer activation.*
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