Glucagon Injections - MyConciergeMD

Do glucagon injections help you lose weight?

The short answer is no. But what can help you lose weight is the GLP-receptor agonists. Their role is to mimic the hormone glucagon to treat low blood sugar levels in a patient with type 1 diabetes. Liraglutide, Semaglutide, Dulaglutide, and Exenatide are some of the few agonists that can help you lose weight. Our medical office provides a variety of compounded GLP-1 agonists for weight loss as well as prescribe them for you to your local pharmacy.

GLP-1 Agonists

  • Ozempic
  • Wegovy
  • Mounjaro (GLP 1 and GIP)
  • Trulicity
  • Byetta
  • Victoza
  • Adlyxin
  • Rybelsus

Today, we are going to talk about glucagon injections and how they work. If, however, you want to know more about the GLP-1 receptor agonists and their benefits, you can consult My Concierge MD. We will discuss everything with you, from the benefits to the side effects.

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.

Benefits of Glucagon injection

It is used to treat hypoglycemia. It is also used to stop stomach movement during X-ray examinations to diagnose stomach or intestine-related problems. Not only that, but it also has added benefits for heart and kidney health.

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

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  • Virtual Consult with MD & Nutritionist $450
  • 3 Month Supply of the best compounded semaglutide injection  $750 ( Special Pricing) 
  • Total cost for 3 month supply of injections for weight loss, consultation with Medical Doctor & Nutritionist $1200 (Special Pricing) 
  • Follow Ups every 3 months there after $250 plus cost of medication. 
  • Lose 10 – 20% of body fat safely and effectively! 
  • Pick up medication from our Beverly Hills office or have it shipped to you 
  • Our nursing staff and team will follow up with you to make sure you are doing well and losing weight without unwanted side effects. 

In what condition should you give glucagon injections to patients?

The injection should be only be given if the patient cannot eat, passes out or having a seizure. As it’s a emergency medication formulated to help patients with hypoglycemia, the injection should be given as quickly as possible. Having low blood sugar for too long can cause seizure, coma, or death.

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).

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.

Can I use glucagon Injection for weight loss?

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. We have been successfully treating patients with GLP-1 agonists and achieving a fat reduction of 10% to 20% on average. Contact our office today for our special pricing and medical weight loss program using glucagon like peptide injections for weight loss.

Glucagon Injections Near Me

My Concierge MD 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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