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Glucagon (GlucaGen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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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) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

severe hypoglycemia, antidote for beta blockers and calcium channel blockers

What are the Actions of Glucagon (GlucaGen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

stimulates production of glucose from stores, relaxes GI tract

What is the Therapeutic Class of Glucagon (GlucaGen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hormones

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Glucagon (GlucaGen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

pancreatics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Glucagon (GlucaGen) Nursing Pharmacology 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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