ACP Glucose (oral)

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ACP Glucose (oral)
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2010-10-16 01:19:31
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EMT Drugs ACP Alberta pre hospital care pharmacology Glucose oral
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  1. Glucose (oral)
    Trade name:
    Insta-glucose, Monogel, Glutose
  2. Glucose (oral)
    Class:
    glucose
  3. Glucose (oral)
    Action:
    A monosaccharide that is given orally and is readily absorbed in the intestine
  4. Glucose (oral)
    Indications:
    Hypoglycemia in patients who are alert, are able to follow commands & can swallow
  5. Glucose (oral)
    Contraindications:
    • Any patient who is not alert
    • Any patient unable to follow commands
    • Any patient who lacks a gag reflex
    • Hyperglycemia
  6. Glucose (oral)
    Adverse effects:
    Nausea and vomiting
  7. Glucose (oral)
    Onset:
    Duration:
    Dosage:
    Route:
    • Onset: 1 minute
    • Duration: Depends on the degree of hypoglycemia
    • Dosage: 25 g orally (may repeat in 10 minutes if necessary) (Administer the entire contents of tube (25 g) slowly and intermittently while patient swallows)
    • Route: Oral
  8. Glucose (oral)
    Interactions/Precautions:
    • May cause nausea or the patient may gag when administered
    • Oral glucose is not absorbed sublingually or buccally

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