GlucaGen Side Effects

Generic Name: glucagon

Note: This document contains side effect information about glucagon. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name GlucaGen.

Some side effects of GlucaGen may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to glucagon: injection powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, glucagon (the active ingredient contained in GlucaGen) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking glucagon:

Less common
  • Dizziness
  • lightheadedness
  • trouble in breathing
Symptoms of overdose
  • Diarrhea
  • irregular heartbeat
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle cramps or pain
  • nausea (continuing)
  • vomiting (continuing)
  • weakness of arms, legs, and trunk (severe)

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking glucagon:

Less common
  • Skin rash

Some side effects of glucagon may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare
  • Fast heartbeat
  • nausea
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to glucagon: injectable powder for injection

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting. A higher incidence of nausea and vomiting has been reported with higher doses.

Endocrine

Endocrine side effects have included symptoms of hypoglycemia following a dose of glucagon (the active ingredient contained in GlucaGen)

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included generalized allergic reactions, including urticaria, respiratory distress, and hypotension.

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