Frequently Asked Questions
What is the use of Gvoke?
- Gvoke is primarily used to manage severe hypoglycemia in kids above two years of age and adults with diabetes.
- It is designed to be used when the patient cannot consume oral glucose due to altered consciousness or other complications.
- Gvoke provides a quick and effective means of elevating blood sugar levels, potentially preventing severe consequences such as seizures, loss of consciousness, or even death.
What are the side effects of Gvoke?
What are the contraindications of Gvoke?
Gvoke is contraindicated in patients with:
- Pheochromocytoma – a rare adrenal gland tumor, as it may stimulate the release of catecholamines and worsen the condition by increasing the blood pressure.
- Insulinoma – It is also contraindicated in patients with insulinoma, a tumor of the pancreas that produces excessive insulin, as it may further lower blood sugar levels.
- Hypersensitivity – Gvoke should not be used by individuals with a known hypersensitivity to glucagon or any of the components of the formulation.
What are the precautions of Gvoke?
While Gvoke is generally well-tolerated, there are certain risks associated with its use:
- Hypersensitivity reactions – such as severe rash, itching, or difficulty breathing, have been reported in some individuals. After using Gvoke, get immediate medical assistance if any serious allergic reaction symptoms appear.
- Tachycardia and high blood pressure – Since it can cause temporary heart rate and blood pressure increase, caution should be exercised in patients with cardiovascular disease.
- Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers – should discuss the advantages and disadvantages of taking Gvoke with their doctors.