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General Information on Glucagon

Generic Name : Glucagon

Pronunciation : GLOO-ka-gon

Latest prescription information about Glucagon. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Glucose Elevators

Trade Names/Brand Names of Glucagon

India : 

International : 

Glucagon Emergency Kit

Why is Glucagon 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 should Glucagon not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with pheochromocytoma or with insulinoma (tumor in pancreas), and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Glucagon?

SC/IM- Adults and children weighing 44 pounds- The recommended dose is 1mg (1 unit).

How should Glucagon be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Glucagon?

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.

What are the side effects of Glucagon?

Nausea, vomiting, low blood sugar, fast heart rate and high blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Glucagon?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Glucagon?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20 - 25C).


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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