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Before you begin taking semaglutide, and each time you get a refill, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
As directed by your doctor, take this medication with a sip of plain water (no more than 4 ounces or 120 millilitres) once daily. It should not be combined with any other beverage. Take the tablet whole.
The tablet should not be split, chewed, or crushed. Wait at least 30 minutes after taking semaglutide before eating or drinking anything other than water or taking any other medication orally.
You should eat 30 to 60 minutes after taking semaglutide for the best effect. It is critical to take this medication in the same manner with each dose.
The dosage is determined by your medical condition as well as your response to treatment.
To reduce the possibility of side effects, your doctor may advise you to begin this medication at a low dose and gradually increase it. Follow your doctor’s advice exactly.
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.
Do not increase your dose or use this medication more frequently or for a longer period of time than prescribed. Your condition will not improve faster, and your chances of experiencing side effects will increase.
Inform 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, or constipation are all possible side effects. As you continue to take semaglutide, your nausea should subside. Inform your doctor or pharmacist right away if any of these effects persist or worsen.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you outweighs the risk of side effects. Many people who take this medication have no serious side effects.
Notify your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects, such as kidney problems (such as a change in the amount of urine) or vision changes (such as decreased/blurred vision).
If you experience any of the following extremely serious side effects, seek medical attention immediately: signs of pancreas or gallbladder disease (such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain).
Although semaglutide does not usually cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), it may cause low blood sugar if combined with other diabetes medications. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist whether the dose(s) of your other diabetes medication(s) should be reduced.
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, not getting enough calories from food, or engaging in unusually strenuous exercise can all contribute to low blood sugar. Sudden sweating, shaking, rapid heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet are all symptoms. Carrying glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar is a good habit.
If you don’t have these reliable sources of glucose, quickly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar like table sugar, honey, or fruit juice, Consume candy, fruit juice, or non-diet soda. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about what to do if you miss a meal.
High blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) symptoms include increased thirst and urination. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away. It is possible that your dosage will need to be increased.
It is uncommon for this drug to cause a severe allergic reaction. However, seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
This is not an exhaustive list of potential side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side effects not listed above.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to semaglutide or if you have any other allergies before taking it. Inactive ingredients in this product may cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more information, consult your pharmacist.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have: a specific eye problem (diabetic retinopathy), pancreas disease (pancreatitis), gallbladder disease, kidney problems, or stomach/intestinal disorders (such as gastroparesis, digestion problems).
Due to 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 confident that you can do so safely.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication because it increases your chances of developing low blood sugar.
When your body is stressed, it may be more difficult to control your blood sugar (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing may need to be adjusted.
Inform your doctor or dentist about all of the products you use before having surgery (including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication should be used only when clearly necessary during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, become pregnant, or suspect you are pregnant, discuss the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy with your doctor right away. The manufacturer suggests discontinuing this medication two months before a planned pregnancy.
Diabetes can be caused or exacerbated by pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor a plan for controlling your blood sugar while pregnant. During your pregnancy, your doctor may alter your diabetes treatment (such as diet and medications including insulin).
It is unknown whether this medication is excreted in breast milk. Before you start breast-feeding, talk to your doctor.
Consult your pharmacist or doctor.
Drug interactions can alter the way your medications work or put you at risk for serious side effects. This document does not include every possible drug interaction. Maintain a list of all the products you use (including prescription and non-prescription drugs, as well as herbal remedies) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of 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 that occurs when your blood sugar falls too low (hypoglycaemia). These medications have no effect on other symptoms of low blood sugar, such as dizziness, hunger, or sweating.
Many drugs can have an effect on your blood sugar, making it more difficult to control. Before starting, stopping, or changing any medication, consult with your doctor or pharmacist about how it may affect your blood sugar.
Check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis and share the results with your doctor. If you experience symptoms of high or low blood sugar, contact your doctor right away. (See also the section on Side Effects.) Your diabetes medication, exercise programme, or diet may need to be adjusted by your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else.
Attend a diabetes education programme to learn more about managing diabetes through 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 (such as kidney function, fasting blood glucose, and haemoglobin A1c) performed. Maintain all medical and laboratory appointments. For more information, speak with your doctor.
If you forget to take a dose, you should skip it. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Keep the original container at room temperature and away from light and moisture. Keep out of the bathroom. Keep all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
Unless otherwise directed, do not flush medications or pour them down the drain. When this product has expired or is no longer needed, properly dispose of it. Consult your pharmacist or a waste disposal company in your area.