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GLUCAGEN
Diabetes
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Drug Name:

GLUCAGEN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Glucagon (as HCl) (recombinant) 1mg; pwd for SC, IV, or IM inj after reconstitution.

Company:
Novo Nordisk

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for GLUCAGEN:

Severe hypoglycemic episodes in diabetics treated with insulin.

Adults and Children:

May give IV, IM, or SC. Hypoglycemia: <8yrs (<55 lbs): 0.5mg. >6yrs (>55 lbs): 1mg. Repeat if needed.

Contraindications:

Pheochromocytoma. Insulinoma.

Warnings/Precautions:

Instruct caregivers in proper use. If ineffective, give IV glucose. Give oral carbohydrates after treatment. Insufficient hepatic glycogen reserves (eg, prolonged fasting, starvation, adrenal insufficiency, chronic hypoglycemia). As a diagnostic aid in diabetes or elderly with cardiac disease. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

β-blockers potentiate cardiac effects. Potentiates anticholinergics.

Pharmacological Class:

Antihypoglycemic.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, tachycardia, transient increase in blood pressure, allergic reactions.

How Supplied:

HypoKit—1 (w. syringe + diluent)
Vials—10

Indications for GLUCAGEN:

For use during radiologic examinations to temporarily inhibit movement of the GI tract.

Adults and Children:

Usual dose to relax stomach, duodenal bulb, duodenum, small bowel: 0.2–0.5mg IV or 1mg IM. Usual dose to relax colon: 0.5–0.75mg IV or 1–2mg IM. After procedure, give oral carbohydrates to patients who have been fasting, if compatible.

Contraindications:

Pheochromocytoma. Insulinoma.

Warnings/Precautions:

Instruct caregivers in proper use. If ineffective, give IV glucose. Give oral carbohydrates after treatment. Insufficient hepatic glycogen reserves (eg, prolonged fasting, starvation, adrenal insufficiency, chronic hypoglycemia). As a diagnostic aid in diabetes or elderly with cardiac disease. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

β-blockers potentiate cardiac effects. Potentiates anticholinergics.

Pharmacological Class:

Diagnostic aid.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, tachycardia, transient increase in blood pressure, allergic reactions.

How Supplied:

Diagnostic kit—1 (w. diluent)

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