When to use BAQSIMI

If your blood sugar drops from low (mild or moderate) to very low (severe), you could have very low blood sugar, and that's when BAQSIMI can help. BAQSIMI should be used if you're having a very low blood sugar emergency, where you're unable to eat or drink and need help from someone else. Some signs of a very low blood sugar emergency are feeling dizzy, shaking, sweating, having difficulty thinking or speaking, losing coordination, or even passing out. Your family and friends can help with BAQSIMI if you are conscious or passed out.

What is very low blood sugar?

You might experience different levels of low blood sugar: mild, moderate, or severe. Mild or moderate low blood sugar is common for people with type 1 diabetes and can occur in people with type 2 diabetes. If not treated, mild or moderate low blood sugar can progress and become severe.

Level of Low Blood Sugar Glycemia Criteria
Level 1
Blood sugar between 54 mg/dL (3.0 mmol/L) and 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L)
Level 2
Blood sugar less than 54 mg/dL (3.0 mmol/L)
Level 3
An emergency situation where you need help from someone else to recover (no blood sugar level has been defined)

Possible signs of a low blood sugar emergency include:



Lack of coordination

Inattention or confusion

Shaking or sweating

Seizure or loss of consciousness

signs of low blood sugar emergency

Possible signs of a low blood sugar emergency include:



Lack of coordination

Inattention or confusion

Shaking or sweating

Seizure or loss of consciousness

If your blood sugar drops low enough that you need help to recover, that's considered a very low blood sugar, also known as severe hypoglycemia. You may need help due to symptoms such as being confused, lacking coordination, being unable to swallow, having a seizure, or being unconscious.

Let those close to you know what the possible signs are so they can be more prepared to assist with BAQSIMI. With BAQSIMI, the people you count on can be prepared to help in a low blood sugar emergency.

Remember, BAQSIMI is for an emergency when blood sugar is very low.


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 www.fda.gov/medwatch , 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.