Dasiglucagon in severe hypoglycemia: a profile of its use
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Subcutaneous dasiglucagon (Zegalogue®), a next generation glucagon analog, is a convenient and valuable addition to ready-to-use glucagon formulations for the rescue treatment of severe hypoglycemia in patients aged ≥ 6 years with diabetes. A single dose of dasiglucagon reverses insulin-induced hypoglycemia typically within 10 min in this population, without need for additional intervention. The drug is generally well tolerated, with nausea and vomiting being the most frequent adverse reactions. The overall safety profile of dasiglucagon is consistent with that expected for glucagon treatment. Dasiglucagon is available in convenient auto-injector and prefilled syringe forms that can be carried at room temperature.
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