Glucagon (GlucaGen)

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What is the Generic Name for GlucaGen?

Glucagon

What is the Trade Name for Glucagon?

GlucaGen

What are the Indications of Glucagon (GlucaGen)?

  • Severe hypoglycemia
  • Antidote for Beta Blockers and calcium channel blockers

What are the Actions of Glucagon (GlucaGen)?

Stimulates production of glucose, relaxes Gi tract,

What is the Therapeutic Class of Glucagon (GlucaGen)?

Hormones

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Glucagon (GlucaGen)?

Pancreatics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Glucagon (GlucaGen)?

  • May cause anaphylaxis
  • May cause hypotension
  • Assess for signs of hypoglycemia, neuro status
  • Monitor serum glucose levels
  • Teach patient signs of hypoglycemia

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