glucagon recombinant - injection, Glucagon, Glucagon Emergency K
GENERIC NAME: GLUCAGON RECOMBINANT - INJECTION (GLUE-kuh-gone)
BRAND NAME(S): Glucagon, Glucagon Emergency Kit
USES: This medication is the same as your body's own glucagon, a natural substance that raises blood sugar by causing the body to release sugar stored in the liver. It is used to quickly increase blood sugar levels in diabetics with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) who cannot take a quick source of sugar (e.g., fruit juices, table sugar, regular soda) by mouth.Glucagon is also given before some X-ray procedures of the gut to slow down the movement of the stomach, intestines, and colon, thereby giving a better X-ray picture.
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