Glucagon

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Author:
Lhernandez
ID:
279892
Filename:
Glucagon
Updated:
2015-01-27 01:45:21
Tags:
PharmacologyGroup6 LVAPEC
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Drug Profiles,Pharmacology Group 6
Description:
Glucagon drug profile
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  1. Glucagon Class
    • Hyperglycemic agent
    • Pancreatic hormone
    • Insulin antagonist
  2. Glucagon MOA
    • Increases blood glucose levels by stimulating glycogenolysis. 
    • Unknown mechanism of stabilizing cardiac rhythm in betablocker OD
    • Minimal positive inotropic and chronotropic response
    • Decrease gastric motility
  3. Glucagon Indication
    • AMS when hypoglycemia is suspected
    • May be used as an inotropic agent in betablocker OD
  4. Glucagon Contraindication
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Hyperglycemia
  5. Glucagon Adverse
    • Nausea/Vomiting
    • Tachycardia
    • Hypertension
  6. Glucagon Dosage
    • Adult: Hypoglycemia - 0.5-1 mg may repeat in 7-10mins
    • Calcium channel/Beta blocker OD - 3mg initially, followed by 3mg/hr infusion if necessary

    • Peds: Hypoglycemia - 0.5-1mg
    • Calcium channel/Beta blocker OD - Not recommended

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