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Baqsimi Nasal Powder

Generic Name: Glucagon (nasal) [GLOO-ka-gon].
The Brand Name: Baqsimi.
Drug Class: Glucose-elevating agents.

What is Baqsimi?

Baqsimi is a hormone that raises blood sugar levels. It also slows down involuntary muscle motions of the stomach as well as the intestines, which aid in digestion. Baqsimi Nasal Powder comes as a medication that is used to treat the symptoms of severe low blood sugar (low levels of blood sugar) in children and adults aged at least 4 years. Baqsimi can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Warnings

Baqsimi is recommended to treat hypoglycemia only when the patient cannot consume food, is vomiting, or has seizures. Be sure you know how to administer Baqsimi nasal powder before you decide to administer it. It is important to treat hypoglycemia promptly. A low blood sugar level for too long could lead to seizures, coma, or even death. It is not recommended to use this medication if you are suffering from an abnormal pancreas (insulinoma) or the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma).

Before you take Baqsimi

Baqsimi is not a good choice for you. Baqsimi If you have an allergy to glucagon or suffer from:

  • A tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) is a tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma).
  • A tumor of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma).

Baqsimi is recommended for treating hypoglycemia if the patient is unable to eat or drink, is unable to eat, or has seizures.

Tell your doctor if:

  • There is a tumor in the pancreas.
  • You haven't eaten recently; frequently, you haven't eaten in the last few days.
  • If you suffer from an ongoing low blood sugar condition.

Don't give the medication to a child unless you have medical guidance.

Glucagon isn't thought to harm a baby who is not yet born. However, the benefits of treating hypoglycemia quickly are more beneficial than the risk that could be posed by Baqsimi.It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking this medication. Consult your physician regarding any risks. In an emergency, it might not be possible to inform your caregivers that you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Be sure that any doctor who cares for your child or pregnant mother has been informed that you've received this medication.

How to take Baqsimi?

Baqsimi is a medicine in powder form that is put in the nose but doesn't need to be breathed in. It will show you how to use this drug to treat severe hypoglycemia. Contact your doctor each time you take a nasal spray. Take note of and follow the instructions for use that come along with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you aren't sure about the instructions. The condition should be addressed promptly. A low blood sugar level over a long period of time can lead to seizures, comas, or even death. Be sure to know the proper way to administer Baqsimi nasal powder prior to beginning to use it. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosing extremely carefully.

For caregivers, seek medical assistance immediately after giving Baqsimi nasal powder. If the patient doesn't improve in the 15-minute timeframe, you might have to administer another dose.

  • Don't push the plunger or check the device prior to administration.
  • Use Baqsimi in accordance with the printed directions on the label of the tube that is shrink-wrapped and the instructions for use.
  • The dose is administered by putting the tip of one nostril in and then pressing the plunger on the device to the point that the green line stops being visible. The dose doesn't require inhalation.
  • Get emergency help right after the dose has been administered.
  • If the patient is responding to treatment, provide oral carbohydrates to replenish the glycogen in the liver and avoid the recurrence of hypoglycemia.
  • Don't attempt to reuse Baqsimi. Each Baqsimi device has one dose of glucagon that cannot be reused.

The levels of blood sugar are altered through stress or illness, surgical procedures, exercise, alcohol consumption, or eating infrequently. Consult your physician prior to altering your dosage or medication schedule. To avoid having severe hypoglycemia, be sure to follow your diet, medications, and exercise routines with the utmost care. After the use of Baqsimi Nasal Powder, it is recommended to consume a fast-acting food sugar source (fruit juice glucose gel, candy raisins, or other non-diet drinks) and then have an enticing snack or small portion of food, like crackers topped with cheese and peanut butter. Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Store the medicine in its original container until you are ready to take it. Refill the medicine in the event that you notice that the expiration date printed on its label has expired.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because Baqsimi is only used when it is necessary, it does not require a daily dose schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include vomiting, nausea, constipation, rapid pulse, or elevated blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, or pounding inside your neck or ear).

What should be avoided?

Do not consume by mouth. Nasal medicine is to be used only for the nose. Do not drink alcohol. It may lower your blood sugar levels.

Side Effects of Baqsimi's

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that you are experiencing an allergic reaction, Baqsimi: hives, breathing difficulties, feeling lightheaded, swollen tongue, face, lips, or throat.

Contact your physician immediately if you are experiencing signs of hypertension, including an extreme headache, blurred vision, or pounding in your neck or in your ears.

Common Baqsimi adverse effects could be:

  • Nasal discomfort, nasal congestion, runny, or stuffy nose.
  • Nosebleed.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Eyelids that are watery or red.
  • Eyelids, nose, or throat.
  • Cough.
  • Headache

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be experienced. Consult your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can also affect your blood sugar levels, and certain medications can enhance or reduce the effects of medications that are used to treat the condition. Certain medications can make it harder to detect symptoms of hypoglycemia. This can make it difficult to recognize when your blood sugar levels are low. This can include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies. Not all interactions are included in this article. Inform your physician about the medicines you take or stop taking.

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