GlucaGon

Last updated on RxList: 8/2/2021
GlucaGon Side Effects Center

What Is GlucaGon?

GlucaGon for injection is a gastrointestinal motility inhibitor indicated for use as a diagnostic aid during radiologic examinations to temporarily inhibit movement of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

What Are Side Effects of GlucaGon?

Common side effects of Glucagon include:

  • temporary changes in blood pressure,
  • increase in heart rate,
  • allergic reactions,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, and
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

Dosage for GlucaGon?

The dose of Glucagon is based on diagnostic procedure, route of administration, and procedure duration.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with GlucaGon?

Glucagon may interact with beta-blockers, insulin, indomethacin, anticholinergics, or warfarin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

GlucaGon During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking Glucagon. It is unknown if Glucagon passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Glucagon for injection Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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GlucaGon Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; fast or slow heartbeat; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of the following skin changes on your face, legs, groin, or genital area:

  • redness;
  • itching;
  • blistering;
  • crusting, scaling; or
  • other skin sores or lesions.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • swelling where an injection was given.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for GlucaGon (Glucagon for Injection)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Side effects may include nausea and vomiting. These reactions may also occur with hypoglycemia. Generalized allergic reactions have been reported (see WARNINGS). In a three month controlled study of 75 volunteers comparing animal-sourced glucagon with glucagon manufactured through rDNA technology, no glucagon-specific antibodies were detected in either treatment group.

Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME) cases have been reported postmarketing in patients receiving continuous infusions of glucagon (see WARNINGS).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for GlucaGon (Glucagon for Injection)

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