- What is glucagon?
- Is glucagon available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for glucagon?
- Why is glucagon prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of glucagon?
- What is the dosage for glucagon?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with glucagon?
- Is glucagon safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about glucagon?
What is glucagon?
Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas that, along with insulin, controls the level of glucose in the blood. Glucagon has the opposite effect of insulin. It increases the glucose levels in blood. Glucagon, the drug, is a synthetic (man-made) version of human glucagon and is manufactured by genetic engineering using the bacteria Escherichia coli.
Is glucagon available as a generic drug?
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