BAQSIMI began raising mean plasma glucose as early as 5 minutes in patients ages 4 to <18
|Y-AXIS:||Mean Glucose (mmol/L)|
|LEGEND:||blue circle 4 to <8 years, dark blue circle 8 to <12 years, light blue circle 12 to <17 years|
Nasal congestion does not impact the absorption of BAQSIMI
- For young children aged 4 to <8 years old, the mean time to treatment success was 10.8 minutes for BAQSIMI and 10 minutes for intra-muscular glucagon.*†‡§
- For children aged 8 to <12 years old, the mean time to treatment success was 11.3 minutes for BAQSIMI and 12.5 minutes for intra-muscular glucagon.*†‡§
- For adolescents aged 12 to <18 years old, the mean time to treatment success was 14.2 minutes for BAQSIMI and 12.5 minutes for intra-muscular glucagon.*†‡§
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BAQSIMI demonstrated comparable efficacy to injectable glucagon in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes
Treatment success for BAQSIMI and injectable glucagon*
|X-AXIS:||% Treatment Success|
|LEGEND:||blue square BAQSIMI (3 mg)†|
grey square injectable glucagon (1 mg)‡
Prior to treatment, insulin was used to reduce blood glucose levels. Treatment success was defined as the percentage of patients with a glucose increase of ≥1.1 mmol/L from the glucose nadir within 30 minutes of glucagon administration
BAQSIMI has not been studied in pediatric patients less than 4 years old.
Limited clinical trial experience has not identified difference in responses between elderly (≥65 years of age) and younger patients.
- Hypersensitivity to glucagon or to any ingredient in the formulation or container
Most serious warnings and precautions:
Lack of response: BAQSIMI should be given only in patients where impaired consciousness precludes oral carbohydrates. After intranasal administration of BAQSIMI, the patient will normally respond within 15 minutes. If the patient does not respond within 15 minutes, intravenous glucose must be administered as soon as IV access can be established.
States of starvation, adrenal insufficiency or chronic hypoglycemia: Because glucagon is of little or no help in these cases, intravenous glucose should be used for the treatment of hypoglycemia in these conditions.
Other relevant warnings and precautions:
- Cardiovascular effects
- Driving and operating machinery
- Sensitivity and resistance to glucagon
- Pregnant women
- Pediatrics (<4 years of age)
- Geriatrics (≥65 years of age)
- Use in patients with Type 2 diabetes taking sulfonylureas
- Use with alcohol
- Monitoring and laboratory tests
For more information:
Consult the Product Monograph at http://pi.lilly.com/ca/baqsimi-ca-pm.pdf for additional important information relating to warnings and precautions, adverse reactions, drug interactions and dosing information which have not been discussed in this piece. The Product Monograph is also available by calling 1-888-545-5972.