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Glucagon (Systemic)

Brand Names : Glucagon Diagnostic Kit, Glucagon Emergency Kit, Glucagon Emergency Kit for Low Blood Sugar

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • Antidote, to beta-adrenergic blocking agents
  • antidote, to calcium channel blocking agents
  • antihypoglycemic
  • antispasmodic
  • diagnostic aid adjunct, antispasmodic

Glucagon (GLOO-ka-gon) belongs to the group of medicines called hormones. It is an emergency medicine used to treat severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in patients with diabetes who have passed out or cannot take some form of sugar by mouth.

Glucagon is also used during x-ray tests of the stomach and bowels to improve test results by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and bowels. This also makes the testing more comfortable for the patient.

Glucagon also may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Glucagon is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:

  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Glucagon Diagnostic Kit
  • Glucagon Emergency Kit
  • Glucagon Emergency Kit for Low Blood Sugar

In Canada -

  • Glucagon Emergency Kit

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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Glucagon: Before Using

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