18.03 Glucagon (GlucaGen)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



severe hypoglycemia, antidote for beta blockers and calcium channel blockers


stimulates production of glucose from stores, relaxes GI tract

Therapeutic Class


Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

• 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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  • Question 1 of 1

A nurse has just pulled glucagon from the medication room. The nurse could use this drug for which of the following purposes? Select all that apply.

Module 0 – Pharmacology Course Introduction

Module 3 – Disease Specific Medications

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