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A 29-year-old female asked:

What causes a violent reaction to mri glucagon contrast? lose all color. shaking. vomiting. horrible cramps. rapid heart rate. sweating.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Blood sugar: Glucagon is a hormone that raises your blood sugar (among other effects) and sometimes causes nausea and vomiting. It's possible after the blood sugar rises for the body's response to lower blood sugar too far, and symptoms of low blood sugar can develop (hypoglycemia). Treatment for low blood sugar is to eat carbs. See http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/radiology/Glucagon.pdf
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