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You could pay as little as $30 for Glucagon (Glucagon for Injection) 1mg (1 unit)*

For eligible commercially insured patients. See terms and conditions. *

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*Offer good until 12/31/2021 for up to 12 months. Patient must have commercial drug insurance coverage with insurance provider coverage to pay as little as $30 for a maximum of 3 Lilly Glucagon emergency kits per prescription fill. Offer is subject to a monthly cap of $100 and a separate annual maximum cap of $1200. Patient is responsible for any applicable taxes, fees, or amounts exceeding monthly or annual caps. This offer is invalid for patients without commercial drug insurance or whose prescription claims for Lilly Glucagon are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by any governmental program, including, without limitation, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medigap, DoD, VA, TRICARE®/CHAMPUS, or any state patient or pharmaceutical assistance program. Offer void where prohibited by law and subject to change or discontinue without notice. Card activation is required. Subject to additional terms and conditions which can be found here.

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Preparing for severe low blood sugar may protect moments like this

Sometimes you might miss a meal, exercise too much, or not eat enough food for the amount of insulin you’ve taken. Any of these situations can lead to low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia.

If not treated quickly, mild or moderate low blood sugar can become severe. In these cases, you may be physically unable to eat or drink a rapid acting source of glucose or you may lose consciousness. You will need a Glucagon injection immediately—and a friend, family member, or coworker may need to give it to you.

Glucagon is a treatment for very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) which may occur in patients with diabetes. Symptoms include disorientation, unconsciousness, and seizures or convulsions.

Warning: You may be in a coma from severe hyperglycemia (very high blood sugar) rather than hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar). In such a case, you will not respond to Glucagon and require immediate medical attention.

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Treating severe low blood sugar

A key to managing an episode of severe low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) is to be prepared. You and anyone who may need to help you (such as a friend, family member, or co-worker) with severe low blood sugar treatment should know how to use Glucagon and have it within reach before an emergency arises.

Learn how to use Glucagon

Indication and Important Safety Information

Glucagon is a treatment for very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) which may occur in patients with diabetes. Symptoms include disorientation, unconsciousness, and seizures or convulsions.


What is the most important information I should know about Glucagon?

  • You should NOT use Glucagon if you have a pheochromocytoma or if you are allergic to Glucagon. (A pheochromocytoma is a tumor, typically of the adrenal gland, that may lead to increased heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, and anxiety.)
  • Make sure you tell your healthcare provider if you have been diagnosed with or have been suspected of having an insulinoma, as Glucagon should be used cautiously in this situation. (An insulinoma is a pancreatic tumor that secretes insulin.)
  • You and anyone who may need to help you if your blood sugar becomes very low (severely hypoglycemic), should become familiar with how to use Glucagon before an emergency arises. Read the Information for the User provided in the kit.
  • Make sure that your relatives or close friends know that if you become unconscious, medical assistance must always be sought. If you are unconscious, Glucagon can be given while awaiting medical assistance.
  • Do not use the kit after the date stamped on the vial of Glucagon.
  • If you have questions concerning the use of this product, consult a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.


What are the possible side effects of Glucagon?
  • Side effects may include nausea and vomiting, a temporary increase in heart rate, and allergic reactions to Glucagon or to one of the inactive ingredients in Glucagon.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of Prescription drugs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I take Glucagon?
  • Act quickly. Prolonged unconsciousness may be harmful.
  • Make sure your family and friends know to turn you on your side to prevent choking if you are unconscious.
  • The contents of the syringe are inactive and must be mixed with the Glucagon in the accompanying vial immediately before giving the injection. Do not prepare Glucagon for Injection until you are ready to use it.
  • Glucagon should not be used unless the solution is clear and of a water-like consistency.
  • The usual adult dose is 1 mg. For children weighing less than 44 lbs (20 kg), give ½ adult dose (0.5 mg). For children, withdraw ½ of the solution from the vial (0.5 mg mark on syringe). Discard unused portion.
  • You should eat as soon as you awaken and are able to swallow. Inform a doctor or emergency services immediately.
How should I store Glucagon?
  • Store the kit at controlled room temperature between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) before mixing Glucagon with the diluent.
  • Glucagon that has been mixed with diluent should be used immediately. Discard any unused portion. Glucagon should be clear and of a water-like consistency at time of use.
Glucagon is available by prescription only

For more safety information, please see Information for the User and Information for the Physician.