Glucagon


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Phaeochromocytoma, insulinoma, glucagonoma.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ adrenal insufficiency, DM (when used as diagnostic aid), cardiac disease, chronic hypoglycaemia, uraemia, hepatic disease. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor BP, serum glucose, ECG, heart rate, mentation; signs and symptoms of hypersensitivity reactions.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Rarely, hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. anaphylactic shock, rash). CV: Hypotension, HTN, tachycardia, bradycardia. GI: Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting. Resp: Resp distress. Endocrine: Secondary hypoglycaemia, hypoglycaemic coma. Dermatologic: Rash, urticaria. Others: Hypokalaemia.
Drug Interactions
Beta blockers may cause greater increase in heart rate and BP. Insulin antagonises the effect of glucagon. Indomethacin may produce hypoglycaemia. May enhance the anticoagulant effect of warfarin. Anticholinergic drugs may increase GI reactions.
ATC Classification
H04AA01 - glucagon ; Belongs to the class of glycogenolytic hormones. Used in the treatment of hypoglycemia.
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