A patient is admitted to the hospital for glyburide overdose. The nurse expects the physician to order the parenteral administration of:


•Glyburide is a sulfonylurea used to treat type 2 diabetes. Because it stimulates the release of insulin from beta cells, it can cause hypoglycemia in overdose.

•Dextrose solution is superior to glucagon because of glucagon's short duration and its dependency on hepatic glycogen stores.

•Incorrect: Naloxone is used for opioid overdose and Insulin would worsen the hypoglycemia.

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