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Glucagen 1mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Glucagen 1mg Injection is used for emergency treatment of people with diabetes who have become unconscious because of very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia). It is used when such people are not able to take sugar by mouth.

Glucagen 1mg Injection may be given by a healthcare professional or by the patient’s caregiver if they have been trained to use it. You and your family members, should learn to recognise the symptoms of severe hypoglycemia (such as irritability, sweating, fast heart rate, feeling anxious or shaky etc) and how to administer this medicine. Do not use Glucagen 1mg Injection if it is discoloured or if it contains particles.

Glucagen 1mg Injection raises the blood sugar levels. Once the person gains consciousness and is able to eat, he or she must be given a high sugar snack like sweets, biscuits or fruit juice. This will help prevent your blood sugar levels from falling again.

It is important to get emergency medical assistance after using this medicine. Your doctor will monitor your blood sugar levels and keep you under observation for some time. A complete medical evaluation is advised for all such people to find out the cause of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) and to prevent it from happening again.

The most common side effect of this medicine is nausea. Please consult your doctor if it does not resolve or persists for a longer duration. Glucagen 1mg Injection may not work properly if you have been fasting for a long time or if your low blood sugar levels have been caused by drinking too much alcohol.

Uses of Glucagen Injection

Benefits of Glucagen Injection

In Severe hypoglycemia

Severe hypoglycemia or excessively low blood glucose level is an emergency condition that needs immediate medical attention. It can occur in those people who are on insulin therapy or certain anti-diabetic medicines, and may become unconscious suddenly. Since they are unable to take sugar or glucose by mouth, Glucagen 1mg Injection is given to manage severe hypoglycemia. This medicine is given by a doctor or nurse and caretaker of diabetic patients should also be trained to administer it in case of an emergency if medical help is not immediately available. It raises the blood glucose levels and helps to restore the condition of the patient to normal.
Low blood sugar levels can also be dangerous. Avoid missing a meal, do not exercise too much, and eat enough food for the amount of insulin you've taken. This will ensure that you do not go into a state of severe hypoglycemia and improves your quality of life.

Side effects of Glucagen Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glucagen

  • Nausea

How to use Glucagen Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Glucagen Injection works

Glucagen 1mg Injection is a natural hormone. It helps the liver to change glycogen into glucose. It works in barium study by relaxing the tone and motility of the smooth muscle in the gastrointestinal tract.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glucagen 1mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glucagen 1mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Glucagen 1mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glucagen 1mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Glucagen 1mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glucagen 1mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Glucagen 1mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Glucagen 1mg Injection
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Quick Tips

  • The injection is given either under the skin or into a muscle. 
  • Ensure that both you and your family members know how to use Glucagen 1mg Injection in case your blood sugar becomes severely low.
  • It may take approximately 10 minutes to have an effect. Call your doctor immediately if the symptoms do not improve within 10 minutes of dose intake.
  • Take high sugar snacks such as sweets and fruit juice as soon as you are able to swallow. 
  • Avoid driving and any activity requiring mental focus until blood sugar level gets normal.
  • Inform your doctor every time you use this medicine as your dose may need to be adjusted. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Hormone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Glucagen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cofarin, Sofarin, Warf
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS

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References

  1. Powers AC, D’Alessio D. Endocrine Pancreas and Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1270.
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  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 631-32.
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