Monojel oral / injection

Name: Monojel oral / injection

What is the most important information I should know about Monojel (glucose oral/injection)?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Monojel (glucose oral/injection)?

You should not take glucose tablets, liquid, or gel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in these forms of the medicine.

If possible before you receive a glucose injection, tell your doctor if you have:

  • diabetes (unless you are using this medicine to treat insulin-induced hypoglycemia);

  • heart disease, coronary artery disease, or history of a stroke;

  • asthma;

  • kidney disease;

  • a possible head injury;

  • a history of alcoholism; or

  • any food allergies.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since glucose is used when needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using glucose.

What should I avoid while using Monojel (glucose oral/injection)?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Blood sugar stays low after stopping the drug.