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Before beginning semaglutide and each time you get a refill, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
As directed by your doctor, take this medication once daily with a sip of plain water (no more than 4 ounces or 120 millilitres). It should not be combined with any other beverage. Take the tablet as a whole.
Chewing, splitting, or crushing the tablet is not permitted. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking semaglutide before eating, drinking anything other than water, or taking any other medication orally.
Your doctor may advise you to start with a low dose and gradually increase it to reduce the risk of side effects. Follow your doctor’s advice to the letter.
To get the most out of this medication, take it on a regular basis. Take it at the same time every day to help you remember.
Take this medication no more frequently or for any length of time than prescribed. Your condition will not improve faster, and you will be more susceptible to side effects.
Notify your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens (your blood sugar is too high or too low).
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, and constipation are some of the side effects. As you continue to take semaglutide, your nausea should subside. Contact your doctor or pharmacist right away if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Remember, your doctor prescribed this medication because the benefit outweighs the risk of side effects. Many people who take this medication have no serious side effects.
Notify your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects, such as kidney problems (such as a change in urine volume) or vision changes (such as decreased/blurred vision).
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following extremely serious side effects: Symptoms of pancreas or gallbladder disease include persistent nausea and vomiting, as well as severe stomach/abdominal pain.
Although semaglutide does not usually cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), it can when combined with other diabetes medications. Reduce the doses of your other diabetes medications with your doctor or pharmacist.
Low blood sugar can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, a lack of calories from food, and unusually strenuous exercise. Excessive sweating, shaking, rapid heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet are all symptoms. Keeping glucose tablets or gel on hand to treat low blood sugar is a good habit.
If you don’t have access to these reliable glucose sources, raise your blood sugar quickly by eating a quick source of sugar like table sugar, honey, or fruit juice. Consume sugary beverages such as candy and fruit juice.
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) symptoms include increased thirst and urination. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms. It is possible that you will need to increase your dosage.
It is unusual for this medication to cause a severe allergic reaction. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, seek medical attention right away: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
This is not an all-inclusive list of possible side effects. If you notice any other side effects that are not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking semaglutide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product’s inactive ingredients may cause allergic reactions or other issues. Consult your pharmacist for more information.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist about any medical conditions you have, especially if you have diabetes retinopathy, pancreas disease (pancreatitis), gallbladder disease, kidney problems, or stomach/intestinal disorders (such as gastroparesis, digestion problems).
As a result of extremely low or high blood sugar levels, you may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can do so safely.
If you drink alcohol while taking this medication, you are more likely to develop low blood sugar.
It may be more difficult to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor if your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing need to be modified.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all of the products you use (including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication should be used only when absolutely necessary during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, become pregnant, or suspect you are pregnant, speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy right away. According to the manufacturer, this medication should be discontinued two months before a planned pregnancy.
Diabetes can be caused or exacerbated by pregnancy. Consult your doctor about a plan for controlling your blood sugar while pregnant. During your pregnancy, your doctor may modify your diabetes treatment (such as diet and medications including insulin).
There is no evidence that this medication is excreted in breast milk. Before starting to breastfeed, consult your doctor.
Consult your pharmacist or doctor.
Drug interactions can cause your medications to work differently or put you at risk for serious side effects. This document does not cover every drug interaction that could occur. Maintain a list of all the products you use (including prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as herbal remedies) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not begin, stop, or modify any medications without first consulting your doctor.
Beta-blocker medications (such as metoprolol, propranolol, and glaucoma eye drops like timolol) can help prevent the fast/pounding heartbeat caused by low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). Other symptoms of low blood sugar, such as dizziness, hunger, or sweating, are unaffected by these medications.
Many medications can have an impact on your blood sugar, making it more difficult to manage. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting, stopping, or changing any medication to see how it will affect your blood sugar.
Regularly check your blood sugar levels and share the results with your doctor. Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high or low blood sugar. (Also see the section on Side Effects.) Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise programme, or diet.
No one else should be given this medication.
Participate in a diabetes education programme to learn more about diabetes management, which includes medication, diet, exercise, and regular medical exams.
Learn about the signs of high and low blood sugar, as well as how to treat low blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis, as directed.
While taking this medication, you should have lab and/or medical tests performed (such as kidney function, fasting blood glucose, and haemoglobin A1c). Maintain all medical and laboratory appointments. For more information, speak with your doctor.
You should skip a dose if you forget to take it. Take your next dose at your usual time. To catch up, do not double the dose.
Keep the original container at room temperature, away from moisture, and out of direct sunlight. Avoid using the restroom. Keep all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not flush or pour medications down the drain unless otherwise directed. When this product has reached the end of its useful life or is no longer needed, dispose of it properly. Consult your pharmacist or a waste disposal company in your area.