Glucagon

by Cathy Parkes October 22, 2019 Updated: December 29, 2021

Glucagon

Glucagon is a hyperglycemic agent used to treat severe hypoglycemia when a patient is unable to take oral glucose (e.g., unconscious patient). Administer via IM or IV. Provide food as soon as patient is able to safely swallow.

HINT: When the glucose is all GONE, take glucagon

To learn more about hypoglycemia, check out our video on diabetes complications.

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