Glucagon (Nasal Route)

Name: Glucagon (Nasal Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Baqsimi

Descriptions

Glucagon nasal powder is used to treat severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in diabetes patients 4 years of age and older.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder

Pediatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of glucagon nasal powder to treat severe hypoglycemia in children 4 years of age and older. However, safety and efficacy of glucagon nasal powder have not been established in children younger than 4 year of age.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Heart disease—Use with caution. May make this condition worse.
  • Insulinoma (pancreas tumor) or
  • Pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor) or
  • Prolonged fasting or starvation—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For nasal dosage form (powder):
    • For severe hypoglycemia:
      • Adults and children 4 years of age and older—3 milligrams (mg) (1 intranasal device in one nostril). An additional dose of 3 mg may be given if there has been no response after 15 minutes.
      • Children younger than 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep Baqsimi™ device in the shrink wrapped tube until ready to use. Throw away Baqsimi™ device and tube after use.

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