Glucagon Injection

Welcome to Dr. David Nazarian’s premier weight loss clinic in Los Angeles. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists are being used in many weight loss clinics around the world due to their effectiveness in weight loss. These novel medications can suppress appetite and cause significant weight loss in a short period of time. Our weight loss center can help you chose the best glucagon peptide agonists to help you lose the stubborn body fat.

Glucagon Injection

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists


While Glucagon injections may not directly help you lose weight, there’s GLP-1 receptor agonists can help you. That receptor is called Semaglutide. In simple terms, the GLP-1 receptor agonist mimics the hormone glucagon to treat low blood sugar levels in a patient with type 1 diabetes.

At the Weight Loss Clinic LA, we can help you lose weight without hormonal injections like Wegovy, Ozempic, and Mounjaro. So, what’s glucagon injection anyway? Let’s know more about it.


What are glucagon injections?


Glucagon injections are made versions of human glucagon. The synthetic glucagon is made by genetic engineering using E. coli bacteria [1]. 

Glucagon is used to treat hypoglycemia or lower blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. Not only that, but it’s also used for radiologic examination of the large and small intestines.

The medicine orders the liver to produce glucose and increase blood sugar. The effects start with 10 to 15 minutes after the patient takes the medicine.


How do glucagon injections work in the body?


The injections raise blood sugar levels in the body by signaling the liver to convert the stored glycogen to glucose. Glucagon then travels through the bloodstream to the liver and binds the glucagon receptors with liver cells. This activates a signaling pathway.

The liver then responds to the signaling by breaking down the glycogen that’s stored in the body. The glycogen then breaks down into glucose molecules through glycogenolysis. The liver also increases new glucose production from amino acids and other components.


The liver then releases the newly formed glucose into the blood, raising blood sugar levels. This helps regulate the body’s standard blood sugar levels. The increase in blood glucose signals the pancreas to decrease glucagon release while increasing insulin release. Once the insulin releases, the blood sugar level goes normal again.


Can glucagon be given orally?


Glucagon is not active when taken orally because it is broken down by the gastrointestinal tract, and is unlikely to cause harm to newborn babies.

Who might need a glucagon injection?


A glucagon injection is used during an emergency for type 1 diabetes. The injections are designed so that you can carry and use them yourself when you need to regulate your blood sugar.

Can anyone administer a glucagon injection?


Yes. If you’re suffering from severe hypoglycemia, it is important to use the injection as soon as possible. You should also train your friends and family to use the injection properly for dosage in case there’s an emergency.

Is glucagon given IM or SQ?


Glucagon can be injected either intramuscularly (IM) or subcutaneously (SQ). The injection can be given in the thigh, upper arm, or buttocks. You or your loved ones should administer glucagon as soon as possible in case of severe hypoglycemia.

Is glucagon injection 1mg/mL and 1mg the same?


No, 1mg/mL and 1mg are not the same. 1mg/mL is a measure of concentration, which means that there is 1 milligram of glucagon in every milliliter of solution. 1mg is a measure of the amount of glucagon in a single dose

How it works

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How do you give glucagon intravenously?


You will need an IV catheter or cannula, alcohol pads or swabs, a new syringe, and IV tubing. Once you have all the necessary items, you have to clean the intended site for the injection with the alcohol pad and let the site dry completely.


Follow the proper technique, demonstrated by your doctor. Use a syringe to withdraw the glucagon from the vial and slowly inject it into the IV line. The glucagon will enter your bloodstream once you inject it on your skin’s surface.


If this is your first time injecting glucagon, don’t do it yourself. Take help from your doctor or a healthcare professional and learn how to do it by yourself in case of emergency.


Is glucagon an IV?


It is not recommended to administer glucagon intravenously. Glucagon injections are mostly given intramuscularly (injecting into the muscles) and subcutaneously (injecting in the fatty tissue, just under the skin).


Are there any side effects of using glucagon?

  • Skin allergies
  • Hives
  • Rashes
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritation at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Rapid heartbeat

Are there any side effects of using glucagon

Do I need a prescription for glucagon injection?


Yes, you need a prescription from a doctor for the injection. The injection is used to treat hypoglycemia if a patient can’t eat, is having a seizure, and passed out.


Can I use glucagon Injection for weight loss?


There is no evidence that glucagon injections can be used for weight loss. However, studies suggest that semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, can benefit blood sugar control and weight loss. 

Glucagon Injections Near Me


Weight Loss Clinic LA offers the best Glucagon Injections near me in Beverly Hills but can also come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.


  1. Ishizaki J, Tamaki M, Shin M, Tsuzuki H, Yoshikawa K, Teraoka H, Yoshida N. Production of recombinant human glucagon in the form of a fusion protein in Escherichia coli; recovery of glucagon by sequence-specific digestion. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 1992 Jan;36(4):483-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00170188. PMID: 1368201.

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