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Oral Glucose (Glucose Paste or Gel)

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paramedic's version from 2017-09-15 16:57

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Question Answer
Classification Carbohydrate, Hyperglycemia Agent
Mechanism of Action Increases blood glucose levels
Indications Signs/ Symptoms of Hypoglycemia w/ intact gag reflex
Contraindications Unresponsive, no gag reflex
Side Effects Nausea/ Vomiting, Aspiration, Obstructed Airway
Routes of Administration PO
Onset/ Duration1- 3 minutes
Adult Dose10 grams
Pediatric Dose 10 grams
Additional Info Give only to patients who can hold container without assistance, If patient improves they don't need entire dose.
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