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Were you looking for information about Glucagon? Glucogon is a common misspelling of glucagon.
Glucagon is a hormone naturally found in humans. When used as a medication, it is approved for the following purposes:
- Treating severe low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Slowing down the digestive tract in order to perform certain diagnostic tests.
People will typically inject this medication just under the skin, although trained healthcare professionals can inject it into a vein or muscle. The skin of a buttock, arm, or thigh is typically recommended. When used in an emergency situation, the person should wake up within 15 minutes.
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