Glucagon Hcl (Diagnostic)

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Glucagon Hcl (Diagnostic)

Drug Info for glucagon hcl (diagnostic)

Glucagon is used along with emergency medical treatment to treat very low blood sugar. Glucagon is also used in diagnostic testing of the stomach and other digestive organs. Glucagon is in a class of medications called glycogenolytic agents. It works by causing the liver to release stored sugar to the blood. It also works by relaxing smooth muscles of the stomach and other digestive organs for diagnostic testing.

  • Glucagen
  • Glucagen Diagnostic Kit
  • GlucaGen HypoKit
  • Glucagon Emergency Kit
  • Glucagon Novaplus
  • By injection

This medicine comes with patient instructions. A family member or friend should be taught how to give you this medicine in case of an emergency. Follow all directions from your doctor about what to do when you have low blood sugar. Make sure you get emergency help after you use glucagon. If you have any questions about your condition or this medicine, ask your doctor.

Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin of your stomach, thigh, or upper arm, into a muscle, or into a vein.

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you GlucaGen® as a diagnostic aid during imaging tests.

Gvoke® is available as autoinjector (HypoPen), prefilled syringe, or vial and syringe kit.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep your medicine and supplies in the original packages until you are ready to use them. Do not freeze. Throw away any mixed medicine that is not used.

Check the liquid in the autoinjector, syringe, or vial. It should be clear and colorless to pale yellow. Do not use it if it is cloudy, discolored, or has particles in it.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to glucagon or lactose, or if you have adrenal gland tumor (including pheochromocytoma) or pancreas tumor (including glucagonoma, insulinoma).

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, heart disease, adrenal gland problems, a pancreas problems, diabetes mellitus, low blood sugar that does not go away, or if you have not had food or water for a long time.

This medicine may cause the following problems:High blood pressureSerious skin reactions, including necrolytic migratory erythema (NME)Changes in blood sugar levels

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Some medicines can affect how glucagon works. Tell your doctor if you are using beta-blockers, indomethacin, insulin, anticholinergic medicine, or blood thinner (including warfarin).

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash in the face, groin, buttocks, or legs
  • Shaking, trembling, sweating, hunger, confusion
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat, fainting, dizziness, lightheadedness
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the shot was given
  • Pale skin
  • Unusual sleepiness, drowsiness, tiredness, or weakness
  • Headache