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Published: 10/2020

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Baqsimi Nasal Powder 3 mg
 Active ingredient:
Glucagon
 Dosage form:
white powder for intranasal application
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine (glucagon) acts on the liver and promotes the release of glucose, and increases the blood sugar (glucose) level.
It is usually used for emergency treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you have pheochromocytoma or insulinoma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, spray 3 mg of the active ingredient into the nasal cavity at a time. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine is for single use. Discard the tube and the intranasal device after use.
  • If you accidentally sprayed more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • After use of this medicine, immediately contact your doctor and seek medical attention.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may be administered to you by your caregiver (family member, etc.) when you have hypoglycemia that may cause loss of consciousness. You may lose consciousness before knowing that you have hypoglycemia, which requires caution. Please be well aware of how to treat hypoglycemia, and make sure your family and other people around you know about it.
  • If your symptoms do not improve after using this medicine, appropriate treatment at a medical institution is needed. Immediately seek medical attention. An additional dose of this medicine will not increase the effect. Do not spray additional doses. Even if you feel you have recovered, take sugar or carbohydrates as soon as possible.
  • Even after your symptoms improve with this medicine, you may experience recurrence of hypoglycemia or prolonged symptoms, which may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or consciousness disorder. Take care when working at a height, driving a car, or operating potentially hazardous machinery.
  • If hypoglycemia occurred while drinking alcohol, this medicine will not be effective.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea, vomiting, and headache. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, see your doctor immediately.
  • ill feeling, facial pallor, decreased blood pressure [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Replace this medicine before the expiration date printed on the yellow tube or carton.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. For specific information on disposal, please ask at the pharmacy or medical institution where you received this medicine.
  • Do not remove shrink wrap or open the tube until ready to use.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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