Glucagon (GlucaGen)

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What is the Generic Name for GlucaGen?


What is the Trade Name for Glucagon?


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)?


What is the Pharmacologic Class of Glucagon (GlucaGen)?


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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