Generic Name : Glucagon Pronunciation : GLOO-ka-gon Therapeutic Classification : Glucose Elevators
India- Glucagen H, Glugon.
International- Glucagon Emergency Kit. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a hormone, prescribed for severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It stimulates the liver to release glucose into the blood. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with pheochromocytoma or with insulinoma (tumor in pancreas), and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
SC/IM- Adults and children weighing 44 pounds- The recommended dose is 1mg (1 unit). How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or under the skin. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of adrenal gland problems, blood vessel disease, malnutrition, pancreatic tumors, or pheochromocytoma, any allergy, who are taking other medications, heart problems, chronic low blood sugar, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Patient may experience with unconsciousness; watch them carefully.
* Monitor blood glucose level regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Nausea, vomiting, low blood sugar, fast heart rate and high blood pressure.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° - 25°C).
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