18.03 Glucagon (GlucaGen)

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Generic Name

glucagon

Trade Name

GlucaGen

Indication

severe hypoglycemia, antidote for beta blockers and calcium channel blockers

Action

stimulates production of glucose from stores, relaxes GI tract

Therapeutic Class

hormones

Pharmacologic Class

pancreatics

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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