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Baqsimi ® (glucagon) nasal powder
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Can Baqsimi™ (glucagon) nasal powder be administered and ingested orally?
Oral administration and ingestion of Baqsimi has not been studied in individuals with diabetes.
Oral Administration and Ingestion of Baqsimi
Oral administration and ingestion of Baqsimi has not been studied in people with diabetes. As such, we have no information on the oral or buccal absorption of Baqsimi.
Glucagon for injection is not active when administered and ingested orally because it is a polypeptide that is destroyed in the gastrointestinal tract before it can be absorbed.2
Enclosed Prescribing Information
1Baqsimi [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2020.
2Glucagon for Injection [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2021.
Date of Last Review: June 27, 2022