How BAQSIMI works

BAQSIMI contains glucagon, which is a naturally occurring hormone that works by telling your liver to bring blood sugar back up. The glucagon in BAQSIMI is the same active ingredient that has been around for decades.

BAQSIMI has not been studied in children under 4 years of age.

BAQSIMI device in hand

Keep tube sealed until ready to use

How is BAQSIMI different?

In a low blood sugar emergency, you may need something other than oral carbs, like orange juice or candy, to recover. BAQSIMI can get low blood sugar back up when you can't safely eat or drink oral carbs. It’s different from other low blood sugar emergency treatments because it’s given as a puff in the nose instead of as an injection. BAQSIMI is small and easy to have on hand in an emergency. Because BAQSIMI doesn't have to be refrigerated, you can keep your BAQSIMI with you, whether you're at school, at work, or on the go.

BAQSIMI is not for everyday ups and downs in blood sugar, it’s for a low blood sugar emergency. Find out more about when to use BAQSIMI.

Purpose and Safety Summary

Important Facts About BAQSIMI (BAK-see-mee). It is also known as glucagon nasal powder.
BAQSIMI is a prescription medicine 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.

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 caregivers know 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
For more information, call 1-800-545-5979 or go to
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use BAQSIMI for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give BAQSIMI to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This summary provides basic information about BAQSIMI but does not include all information known about this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about BAQSIMI that is written for health professionals. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other health care provider about BAQSIMI and how to take it. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if BAQSIMI is right for you.


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