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Glucagon

Mechanism: Releases Glucose stores from the Liver and Skeletal muscle.

Indications: Diabetic emergency BG <60mg/dl. Unresponsive patients.

Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to Glucagon.

Side Effects: Hypotension, Nausea/Vomiting

Route: IM or SQ

Dose: 1mg, Children less than 20kg/44lbs: 0.5mg or 0.025mg/kg.