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Updated on 24 Apr 2024

Learn more about semaglutide

What dosages is semaglutide available in?

What dosages is semaglutide available in?

semaglutide is available as 3 mg, 7 mg, and 14 mg oral tablet.

What is semaglutide used for?

What is semaglutide used for?

  • semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist and is used to treat type 2 diabetes
How does semaglutide work?

How does semaglutide work?

semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, meaning it acts like the natural GLP-1 hormone in the body. This hormone works to lower your blood sugar by causing your pancreas to release more insulin, stopping your liver from releasing more sugar, and slowing down your digestion.

How do I take semaglutide?

How do I take semaglutide?

  • semaglutide is typically started at 3 mg by mouth once per day for 30 days. After 30 days, your dose will be raised to 7 mg once per day. If needed, your provider might raise your dose again to 14 mg once per day
Is it safe for me to take semaglutide?

Is it safe for me to take semaglutide?

semaglutide is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication in the following:

  • Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with Multiple Endocrine.
  • Neoplasia syndrome type 2
  • Prior serious hypersensitivity reaction to semaglutide or any of the excipients in semaglutide
semaglutide Common Side Effects

semaglutide Common Side Effects

Common side effects of semaglutide:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Lower appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
semaglutide Serious Side Effects

semaglutide Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with semaglutide. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Thyroid cancer: mass in the neck, trouble breathing or swallowing, hoarseness
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis): stomach or back pain that won’t go away, vomiting
  • Low blood sugar: shaking, sweating, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision
  • Kidney damage: tiredness, dry and itchy skin, urinating more often, bloody or foamy urine, swelling in your feet or ankles, muscle cramping
  • Gallbladder problems: pain in the upper stomach, fever, yellowing of the whites of the eyes, clay-colored stool
  • Serious allergic reactions: trouble breathing, hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on semaglutide

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on semaglutide

The following medications may interact with semaglutide:

  • Oral Medications: semaglutide delays gastric emptying. Instruct patients to closely follow
  • semaglutide administration instructions
Who makes semaglutide?

Who makes semaglutide?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is semaglutide safe in pregnancy?

Is semaglutide safe in pregnancy?

Discontinue semaglutide in women at least 2 months before a planned pregnancy due to the long washout period for semaglutide.

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