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Mastering Medications : Glucagon



hey guys welcome back to master medics today we're talking about glucagon so who Coogan is an anti hypoglycemic it's indication so we have a couple different indications we have symptomatic hypoglycemia and also beta blocker and calcium channel blocker overdoses and we'll talk about how that works once we talk about how these how the medications pharmacology actually works so a pretty cool drug contraindications though hypersensitivity to any type of pork products that's the only one that that really is that listed as a major contraindication the dose that we typically give one milligram I am okay so Q 15 minutes glucagon does take a while in order to to produce an effect within the body its stimulating glucose release into circulation so that does take a time if there's even glucose to be released within the body so one milligram Q 15 minutes there is a different dose for beta blocker overdoses in the calcium channel blocker overdoses which you guys can look up in your protocols or online but basically what happens is that glucagon that binds receptor sites and promotes glucose release into circulation in order to boost your your blood glucose levels with into circulation so basically the whole point of this is to base increase our PG else okay so that's the whole point of glucagon it is typically a third line medication as far as increasing glucose so about being d50 W and oral hypoglycemics to to increase blood sugar those are always our first lines and the glucagon is kind of our last line for those types of situations in order to basically kind of stimulate that kind of whatever stores we might have left with in our liver so the way that gluon works on beta-blocker don't overdoses and calcium channel blocker overdoses so if you think about beta-blocker overdoses and calcium channel blocker overdoses these two drugs are designed to reduce cardiac workload cardiac contractility and heart rate as well if we're dealing with beta blockers and so these medications if we overdose on these medications it can cause a significant amount of relaxation in the heart and decrease in heart rate okay and so what glucagon can do is because it actually stimulates a sympathetic response due to its being a sugar okay and so it actually bypasses the beta receptors and calcium receptors and gets within two cardiac cell tissue and excites it okay and so it can actually increase heart rate and increase contractility by bypassing those receptors and that's why it's used in beta blocker and calcium channel blocker overdoses okay so that's a little bit about glucagon give me questions please post it and we'll talk to you soon thanks guys

3 thoughts on “Mastering Medications : Glucagon

  1. Quick question: Have you ever had a pt say they were hypersensitive to beef or pork proteins ( because they believe they shouldn't ever consume anything w/ meat products ) even though you suspected they weren't hypersensitive to beef or pork proteins ; if so, how did you proceed? Did you administer the medication or did you withhold the medication from the pt?

  2. Great information however I was unable to see what you were actually writing because halfway through video it was zoomed in on your subscribe add and remained there for duration of video 😕

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