INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
® (ze’ gah log)
0.6 mg/0.6 mL
Emergency Use for Very Low Blood Sugar
Injection, for subcutaneous use
Important: ZEGALOGUE is used to treat very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) where you need help from others.
ZEGALOGUE contains 1 dose of dasiglucagon in a prefilled syringe and cannot be reused.
Read and understand this Instructions For Use before an emergency happens.
Show your family and friends where you keep ZEGALOGUE and explain how to use it by sharing these instructions, so they know how to use ZEGALOGUE before an emergency happens.
The inside of the gray needle cover contains dry natural rubber, which may cause allergic reactions in people with latex allergy.
|Read before Injecting ZEGALOGUE|
- Do not use ZEGALOGUE if the:
- expiration date has passed
- gray needle cover is missing or
- syringe appears damaged
- When opening the red protective case make sure to hold it up straight (with the gray cap on top) to avoid dropping ZEGALOGUE.
- Do not remove the gray needle cover until you are ready to inject ZEGALOGUE.
- For questions or more information about ZEGALOGUE, call your healthcare provider.
- Store ZEGALOGUE in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).
- Do not freeze.
- Store ZEGALOGUE in the red protective case it comes in.
- ZEGALOGUE can also be stored at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) for up to 12 months. See example to the right for how to keep track of this 12-month period.
- Do not return to refrigerator after storing at room temperature.
- Throw away ZEGALOGUE if it has been stored at room temperature for more than 12 months.
- Replace ZEGALOGUE before the expiration date printed on the red protective case.
- Keep ZEGALOGUE and all medicines out of the reach of children.
|Before injection |
|Choose injection site and expose skin |
Roll back any clothing to expose bare skin.
Do not inject through clothes.
- Outer upper arms
- Lower abdomen (at least 2 inches from the belly button)
- Front or back of thighs
|Hold the red protective case upright and remove gray cap |
- Hold the red protective case upright with the gray cap on top.
- Pull the gray cap up to open.
- Carefully remove ZEGALOGUE from the red protective case without dropping it.
|How to inject|
Remove the gray needle cover |
Pinch the skin and insert the needle |
Give the injection |
Remove the needle |
- After you have given the injection, roll the unconscious person on to their side to prevent choking.
- Call for emergency medical help or a healthcare provider right away after you have injected ZEGALOGUE. Even if the ZEGALOGUE injection helps the person to wake up, still call for emergency medical help right away. If the person does not respond after 15 minutes, another dose may be given, if available.
- Once the person is able to safely consume food or drink, give the person a fast-acting source of sugar (such as fruit juice) and a long-acting source of sugar (such as crackers with cheese or peanut butter).
- Replace the used ZEGALOGUE right away so you will have a new ZEGALOGUE in case you need it.
Hypoglycemia may happen again after receiving ZEGALOGUE treatment.
Early symptoms of hypoglycemia may include:
- sleep disturbances
- irregular heartbeat (palpitation)
- blurred vision
- slurred speech
- depressed mood
- tingling in the hands, feet, lips, or tongue
- abnormal behavior
- unsteady movement
- inability to concentrate
- personality changes
|If not treated early, hypoglycemia may worsen and the person may have severe hypoglycemia. Signs of severe hypoglycemia include confusion, seizures, unconsciousness, and death. |
|How to throw away (dispose of) ZEGALOGUE|
|Dispose of your ZEGALOGUE and the gray needle cover in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container.
||Put your expired or used needles and syringes in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container right away after use. Do not throw away (dispose of) loose needles and syringes in your household trash.
If you do not have an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container, you may use a household container that is:
When your sharps disposal container is almost full, you will need to follow your community guidelines for the correct way to dispose of your sharps disposal container. There may be state or local laws about how you should throw away used syringes. For more information about safe sharps disposal, and for specific information about sharps disposal in the state that you live in, go to the FDA’s website at: http://www.fda.gov/safesharpsdisposal
Do not dispose of your used sharps disposal container in your household trash unless your community guidelines permit it.
Do not recycle your used sharps disposal container.
- made of a heavy-duty plastic
- can be closed with a tight-fitting, puncture-resistant lid, without sharps being able to come out
- upright and stable during use
- properly labeled to warn of hazardous waste inside the container
This Instructions For Use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Zealand Pharma A/S
2860 Søborg, Denmark
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