ACP Glucagon

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spy187
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42491
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ACP Glucagon
Updated:
2010-10-23 18:41:20
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EMT Drugs ACP Alberta pre hospital care pharmacology Glucagon
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  1. Glucagon
    Class:
    hormone (aantihypoglycemic agent)
  2. Glucagon
    Action:
    cause break down of glycogen to glucose inhibits glycogen synthesis elevates blood glucose level positive chronotropic & inotropic
  3. Glucagon
    Indication:
    Hypoglycemia
  4. Glucagon
    Contraindication:
    hypersensitivity
  5. Glucagon
    Adverse effects:
    • dizziness,
    • headache,
    • hypotension,
    • N/V
    • hyperglycemia,
    • hypokalemia
  6. Glucagon
    Onset::
    5-20 min
  7. Glucagon
    Duration:
    1- 1.5hrs , peak @ 30 min
  8. Glucagon
    Adult Dosage:
    1 mg IM, q 15-20 minutes (prn)
  9. Glucagon
    Ped Dose
    • (<5 years) 0.5 mg IM
    • (>5 years) 1.0 mg IM
  10. Glucagon
    Route
    IM
  11. Glucagon
    Interactions/Precautions:
    After patient regains LOC – supplemental carbohydrates should be provided as soon as possible

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