Glucagon Side Effects
Some side effects of glucagon 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 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
- trouble in breathing
- 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
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to glucagon: injectable powder for injection
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting. A higher incidence of nausea and vomiting has been reported with higher doses.
Endocrine side effects have included symptoms of hypoglycemia following a dose of glucagon.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included generalized allergic reactions, including urticaria, respiratory distress, and hypotension.
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- Other brands: GlucaGen
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