Glucagon

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Glucagon
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2013-06-16 11:47:01
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Glucagon Hormone hypoglycemic agent Paramedic drug study
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Glucagon
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  1. Glucagon

    Names / Class
    Glucagon

    Hormone / Anti-hypoglycemic Agent
  2. Glucagon

    Mechanism of Action
    • Causes breakdown of glycogen to glucose
    • Increased blood glucose levels
    • Increased cardiac contractile force
    • Increased HR
    • Inhibits glycogen synthesis
  3. Glucagon

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effects
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • 5 - 20 minutes
    • 30 minutes
    • 1 - 2 hours
    • Variable
  4. Glucagon

    Indications
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Beta-Blocker Overdose
    • Calcium-Channel Blocker Overdose
  5. Glucagon

    Contraindications
    Hypersensitivity to the medication
  6. Glucagon

    Precautions
    • Effective only if there are sufficient stores of glycogen in the liver.
    • Caution if cardiovascular or renal disease.
    • Take BGL prior to administration.
  7. Glucagon

    Side Effects
    None
  8. Glucagon

    Adult Dose
    • 0.25 - 0.5 mg IV
    • OR
    • 1.0 mg IM
  9. Glucagon

    Pedi Dose
    0.03 mg/kg IV
  10. Glucagon

    Max Dose
    Unknown  (1.0 mg?)
  11. Glucagon

    Routes / How Supplied
    • IV
    • IM
    • Subcutaneous

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