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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Glucagon?

(GLOO ka gon)

• This medicine is used to treat low blood sugars.

• This medicine is used to treat side effects caused by beta blockers and calcium channel blockers.

• This medicine is used to quiet the gastrointestinal tract so it can be x-rayed.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips,...