Intranasal Glucagon for Pediatrics

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Intranasal Glucagon for Pediatrics

 

Brand Names: US

Baqsimi One Pack; Baqsimi Two Pack; GlucaGen Diagnostic; GlucaGen HypoKit; 

Glucagon Emergency; Gvoke PFS

Indications: 

Treatment of low blood sugar

Route: 

IV, IM, SubQ, Intranasal

Intranasal: Children ≥4 years and Adolescents: 3 mg (1 actuation) 

How to Administer: 

● Do not give by mouth, for nasal use only

● Insert the tip of the device into 1 nostril and fully depress plunger until the green line is no longer visible. 

● Inhalation of the dose is not necessary. 

● Do not reuse the device after administration. 

● If no response after 15 minutes, may repeat dose using a new device.

● Administer fast-acting and long-acting oral carbohydrates to patient as soon as possible after response to treatment.

Common Side Effects:

● Upset stomach or throwing up 

● Headache

● Signs of a common cold

● Nose or throat irritation

Severe Side Effects:

● Signs of an allergic reaction

● Signs of high or low blood pressure 

­ very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, or change in eyesight

● Signs of low blood sugar 

­ dizziness, headache, feeling sleepy, feeling weak, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, hunger, or sweating

● A fast heartbeat

● Blisters; scaly, red, itchy, or painful skin; or if the skin starts to break down.

How to Store: 

● Room temperature

● Keep in shrink wrapped tube until ready to use