Drug CategoryDrugIHD Dosing

Administration Timing Around HD Session

Diabetes MedicationsGlucagon0.25-2mg IV/IM onceAdminister Anytime During HD

Molecular Weight    (Da)

Excreted Unchanged (%)Normal Half-Life (Hours)ESRD Half-Life (Hours)Plasma Protein Binding (%)Volume of Distribution (L/kg)Dialytic Plasma Clearance (ml/min)% Dialyzed
3483N/A0.17-0.75N/AN/A0.25N/ANo (N/A)


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