What Is Glucagon?


What is glucagon?

Glucagon is an injection that you will take or another can give you if your blood glucose level is less than 50 mg/dL and you cannot eat or drink safely.

You may feel confused, unconscious, or in very rare cases have seizures, when your blood glucose goes this low.

Where should I keep my Glucagon?

You should always have glucagon available, wherever you are. Glucagon can be kept at room temperature in an easy to reach place.

How much glucagon will I need?

Glucagon comes in a single dose vial. Adults should inject the entire contents.

How long will glucagon take to work?

Glucagon may take up to 15-20 minutes to work. You may experience an increased heart rate, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.

If you do not feel or cannot act normal within 15 minutes, you or another should inform your doctor for instructions. If you cannot reach your doctor, call 998.

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