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Glucagon Nasal Powder (Baqsimi) for Severe Hypoglycemia
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The FDA has approved glucagon nasal powder (Baqsimi – Lilly) for treatment of severe hypoglycemia in patients ≥4 years old with diabetes. Baqsimi is the first noninjectable glucagon formulation to become available in the US. Injectable glucagon emergency kits (GlucaGen Hypokit, and generic) have been available for years, but they require reconstitution of the lyophilized powder by the caregiver immediately before injection. An injectable glucagon formulation that does not require reconstitution was recently approved by the FDA (Gvoke) and is expected to become available later in 2019; it will be reviewed in a future issue. ... more
     
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