Glucagon is a hormone that increases blood sugar levels. It also slows involuntary muscle movements of the stomach and intestines that aid in digestion. Glucagon is used to treat hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Glucagon is also used during a radiologic (x-ray) examination to help diagnose certain disorders of the stomach or intestines. Glucagon may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Glucagen is a peptide hormone and is produced in the pancreas. Its main function is to increase the concentration of glucose in the body. It has an effect that can be described as counter or opposite to that of insulin. Insulin regulates and lowers blood sugar levels while Glucagen increases the levels especially in diabetics with low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.