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Glucagon Injection

Glucagon is most well known for its lifesaving use in treating dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in people with diabetes. It is also used for a few other purposes, such as during diagnostic tests.
 
Glucagon is given as an injection just under the skin, typically in a buttock, arm, or thigh. For most adults with severely low blood sugar, the standard dosage of glucagon is 1 mg (1 unit). Younger people and/or lighter children typically receive half the normal adult dosage.
 
(To learn more about this injectable medication, click Glucagon. This article goes into detail about the uses and effects of this product, as well as what to expect if you use too much.)
 
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