Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Glucagon nasal powder is an emergency medicine and must be used only as directed by your doctor. Make sure your caregiver or family member knows where you keep your Baqsimi™ device and that they know how to use it the right way before you need their help.

This medicine is for use only in the nose. Do not get any of it in the eyes or on the skin. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.

This medicine comes with patient information leaflet and patient instructions. Read and follow the instructions carefully and ask your doctor if you have any questions.

To use the nasal powder:

  • Each intranasal device contain only one dose of glucagon. Do not prime or test the device.
  • Remove the shrink wrap by pulling on the red stripe. Open the lid and remove the nasal device from the tube.
  • Hold the nasal device between your fingers and thumb.
  • Gently insert the tip of the device into one nostril, until fingers touch the outside of the nose.
  • Press the plunger firmly to give the dose. The dose does not need to be inhaled.
  • Remove the nasal device from the nose. After giving the dose, call for emergency medical help right away.
  • Drink a fast-acting source of sugar such as a regular soft drink or fruit juice, and eat a snack (such as crackers with cheese or peanut butter) as soon as the patient is able to swallow.

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.