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Name/Class: GLUCAGON (GlucaGen)/Hormone, Anti-hypoglycemic
Description: Glucagon is a protein secreted by pancreatic cells that causes a breakdown of stored glycogen

into glucose.

Indications: Hypoglycemia without IV access and to reverse beta-blocker and Calcium Channel Blocker overdose.

Contraindications: None

Precautions: Cardiovascular or renal impairment. Effective only if there are sufficient stores of glycogen in the

Dosage/Route: Hypoglycemia: 1 mg IM/SC repeat/5 to 20 min.

Pedi: 0.1 mg/kg IM/SC/IV for child < 10 kg;

Beta-blocker overdose / Calcium Channel Blocker OD: 3mg IV over 1 min.
Pedi: 50 to 150 mcg/kg IV over 1 min.

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