Glucagon

What is Glucagon?

Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas. One of the effects of glucagon is to help control glucose levels by increasing the amount of glucose output by the liver. As a medication, glucagon is used as an emergency treatment ...

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What conditions and diseases is Glucagon used for the treatment or management of?

Glucagon is a prescription drug that is approved by the FDA (USA) for use in the treatment, prevention, or management of the certain medical conditions and diseases, including:

  • For the treatment of hypoglycemia
  • For use as a diagnostic aid
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Forms

This product comes in different forms from different suppliers in the USA:

Glucagon Information Guide

Generic Name of Glucagon:
glucagon
Availability of Glucagon:
Prescription Drug

Related Disease Topics

Disease articles related to Glucagon include:

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How is the dosage of Glucagon calculated?

Only a health professional is qualified to work out the dosage of Glucagon. The dosage needs to be determined depending on a variety of factors including:

  • General Instructions for Use
  • Directions for Treatment of Severe Hypoglycemia
  • Directions for Use as a Diagnostic Aid
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What precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Glucagon?

Some of the precautions need to be noted when considering Glucagon for use in particular situations such as the following:

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Product Formulation Information: Glucagon

Company that labels Glucagon:
Eli Lilly and Company
Form of Glucagon:
Kit
Date that Glucagon is effective:
1st March, 1999

Formulations

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