Glucagon

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Author:
Malvarez
ID:
128012
Filename:
Glucagon
Updated:
2012-01-15 17:10:05
Tags:
Glucagon
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Description:
Type of drug; Hormone
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  1. Mechanism of Action;
    acts on hepatocytes to stimulate release of glucose; promotes breakdown of glycogen to glucose in liver to increase blood glucose
  2. Indications;
    severe hypoglycemia
  3. Contraindications & Precautions; ·
    • Contraindications; none
    • Precautions; may increase anticoagulant effect of warfarin
  4. Route and Dosage;
    IM or SQ, 1 mg (supplied 1 mg of glucagon and 1 ml of glycerin; must be mixed just prior to administration)
  5. Adverse reactions and side effects;
    hypotension

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