Baqsimi (Glucagon Nasal Powder) is used to treat severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) in adults and children ages 4 and older with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Glucagon belongs to the class of medications called glycogenolytic agents. It works by causing the liver to release stored sugar into the blood hence it increases blood sugar levels. It also works by relaxing smooth muscles of the stomach and other digestive organs that aid in digestion. Hypoglycemia should be treated as quickly as possible. Having low blood sugar for too long can cause seizure, coma or death.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Baqsimi from Canada manufactured by Eli Lilly. It is available in the strength of 3 mg single use nasal devices. There is no generic available for this medication.
The common side effects of Baqsimi may include:
• Discomfort in your nose;
• Itchy eyes, nose or throat;
• Nausea or vomiting;
• Red or watery eyes;
• Runny or stuffy nose
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not use Baqsimi if you are allergic to Glucagon or if you have any other allergies or if you have a tumor of the pancreas or adrenal gland. Baqsimi should only be used for hypoglycemia if the person is unable to eat, is unconscious or having a seizure. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take. Glucagon should not harm an unborn baby. It is not safe to breastfeed while taking this medication. After you use Baqsimi nasal powder, you should eat a fast-acting source of sugar and then eat a snack or small meal such as crackers with cheese or peanut butter.