How to use BAQSIMI

Make sure to tell the people you count on where you keep your BAQSIMI and how to use it, so they can be better prepared to help. Watch the short video below to see how to use BAQSIMI and see the full Instructions for Use.

Save and share this video with the people in your network so they can be prepared to help you in a low blood sugar emergency with BAQSIMI.

Prescribing Information, Patient Information, Instructions for Use

Remind others that BAQSIMI is intended for use in a very low blood sugar emergency, and insulin should not be given during this time. BAQSIMI can be kept wherever it may be needed, including in temperatures up to 86ºF. Make sure you and those you trust know the signs of a low blood sugar emergency.

Before BAQSIMI is needed:

  • Read the Instructions for Use for BAQSIMI before using it.
  • You should make sure you show your caregivers, family, and friends where you keep BAQSIMI and explain how to use it by sharing these instructions. They need to know how to use BAQSIMI before an emergency happens.

Important information to know:

  • Do not remove the Shrink Wrap or open the Tube until you are ready to use it.
  • If the Tube has been opened, BAQSIMI could be exposed to moisture. This could cause BAQSIMI not to work as expected.
  • BAQSIMI will work even if you have a cold or are taking cold medicine.

Preparing the dose:

Removing shrink-wrap from BAQSIMI device

Remove the Shrink Wrap by pulling on the red stripe.

BAQSIMI device out of tube

Open the Lid and remove the Device from the Tube.

Caution: Do not press the Plunger until ready to give the dose.

Giving the dose

BAQSIMI device in hand

Hold Device between fingers and thumb. Do not push Plunger yet.

BAQSIMI device in nose

Insert Tip gently in one nostril until finger(s) touch the outside of the nose.

BAQSIMI device sprayed in nose

Push Plunger firmly all the way in. Dose is complete when the Green Line disappears.

After giving BAQSIMI:

  • Call for emergency medical help right away
  • If the person is unconscious, turn the person on their side
  • Throw away the used Device and Tube
  • Encourage the person to eat as soon as possible. When they are able to safely swallow, give the person a fast-acting source of sugar, such as juice. Then encourage the person to eat a snack, such as crackers with cheese or peanut butter
  • If the person does not respond after 15 minutes, another dose may be given, if available

Storage and handling:

  • Do not remove Shrink Wrap or open the Tube until you are ready to use
  • Store BAQSIMI in the Shrink-Wrapped Tube at temperatures up to 86ºF (30ºC)
  • Replace BAQSIMI before the expiration date printed on the Tube or carton

Other information:

  • Caution: Replace the used BAQSIMI right away so you will have a new BAQSIMI in case you need it
  • Keep BAQSIMI and all medicines out of the reach of children

For questions or more information about BAQSIMI:

  • Call your healthcare provider
  • Call Lilly at 1-800-LILLY-Rx (1-800-545-5979)

BAQSIMI is not intended to be a substitute for emergency medical care. After administering, always be sure to call 911. Do not administer insulin.


Warnings -

Do not use BAQSIMI if:

  • you have a tumor in the gland on top of your kidneys (adrenal gland) called pheochromocytoma.
  • you have a tumor in your pancreas called insulinoma.
  • you are allergic to glucagon, or any other ingredient in BAQSIMI.

BAQSIMI may cause serious side effects, including:

High blood pressure. BAQSIMI can cause high blood pressure in certain people with tumors in their adrenal glands.

Low blood sugar. BAQSIMI can cause certain people with tumors in their pancreas to have low blood sugar.

Serious allergic reaction. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have a serious allergic reaction including:

  • rash
  • difficulty breathing
  • low blood pressure

Common side effects

The most common side effects of BAQSIMI include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • discomfort in your nose
  • stuffy nose
  • redness in your eyes
  • itchy nose, throat, and eyes
  • watery eyes

These are not all the possible side effects of BAQSIMI. For more information, ask your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit , or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Before using

Before getting BAQSIMI, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have a tumor in your pancreas.
  • have not had food or water for a long time (prolonged fasting or starvation).
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BAQSIMI passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you can use BAQSIMI while breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How to use

Read the detailed Instructions for Use that comes with BAQSIMI.

  • Use BAQSIMI exactly how your doctor tells you to use it.
  • Make sure your caregiver knows where you keep your BAQSIMI and how to use BAQSIMI the right way before you need their help.
  • Your doctor will tell you how and when to use BAQSIMI.
  • BAQSIMI contains only 1 dose of medicine and cannot be reused.
  • BAQSIMI should be given in one side of your nose (nostril) but does not need to be inhaled.
  • BAQSIMI will work even if you have a cold or are taking cold medicine.
  • After giving BAQSIMI, the caregiver should call for emergency medical help right away.
  • If the person does not respond after 15 minutes, another dose may be given, if available.
  • Tell your doctor each time you use BAQSIMI.
  • Store BAQSIMI at temperatures up to 86°F (30°C).
  • Keep BAQSIMI in the shrink-wrapped tube until you are ready to use it.

Keep BAQSIMI and all medicines out of the reach of children.

Learn more

BAQSIMI is a prescription medicine. For more information, call 1-800-545-5979.

This summary provides basic information about BAQSIMI but does not include all information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription each time your prescription is filled. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about BAQSIMI and how to take it. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if BAQSIMI is right for you.


BAQSIMI® is a registered trademark owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates.


BAQSIMI® (BAK-see-mee) is used to treat very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) in people with diabetes ages 4 years and above.

It is not known if BAQSIMI is safe and effective in children under 4 years of age.