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Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before starting semaglutide and each time you get a refill. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns.
Take this medication once daily with a sip of plain water (no more than 4 ounces or 120 millilitres), as directed by your doctor. It should not be mixed with any other drink. Take the tablet in its entirety.
The tablet should not be chewed, split, or crushed. After taking semaglutide, wait at least 30 minutes before eating, drinking anything other than water, or taking any other medication orally.
To reduce the risk of side effects, your doctor may advise you to start with a low dose and gradually increase it. Follow your doctor’s instructions to the letter.
Take this medication on a regular basis to get the most out of it. To help you remember, take it at the same time every day.
Do not take this medication more frequently or for a longer period of time than prescribed. Your condition will not improve faster, and you will be more likely to experience side effects.
If your condition does not improve or worsens, notify your doctor (your blood sugar is too high or too low).
Side effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, and constipation. Your nausea should subside as you continue to take semaglutide. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away.
Remember that your doctor prescribed this medication for you because the benefit outweighs the risk of side effects. Many people who take this medication do not experience any serious side effects.
Notify your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, such as kidney problems (such as a change in urine volume) or vision changes (such as decreased/blurred vision).
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following extremely serious side effects: Pancreas or gallbladder disease symptoms include persistent nausea/vomiting and severe stomach/abdominal pain.
Although semaglutide usually does not cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), it can if combined with other diabetes medications. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about reducing the dose(s) of your other diabetes medication(s).
Excessive alcohol consumption, a lack of calories from food, and unusually strenuous exercise can all contribute to low blood sugar. Symptoms include excessive sweating, shaking, rapid heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. It is a good habit to keep glucose tablets or gel on hand to treat low blood sugar.
If you don’t have access to these reliable glucose sources, quickly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or fruit juice. Consume candy, fruit juice, and other sugary beverages.
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 your medical history, especially if you have diabetes retinopathy, pancreas disease (pancreatitis), gallbladder disease, kidney problems, or stomach/intestinal disorders (such as gastroparesis, digestion problems).
You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness as a result of extremely low or high blood sugar levels. Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are confident in your ability to do so safely.
Drinking alcohol while taking this medication increases your risk of developing 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).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when absolutely necessary. If you are planning a pregnancy, become pregnant, or suspect you are pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy. This medication should be stopped two months before a planned pregnancy, according to the manufacturer.
Pregnancy can cause or aggravate diabetes. Discuss a plan for controlling your blood sugar while pregnant with your doctor. Your diabetes treatment may be modified by your doctor during your pregnancy (such as diet and medications including insulin).
This medication is not known to be excreted in breast milk. Consult your doctor before beginning to breastfeed.
Consult your pharmacist or physician.
Drug interactions can alter the way your medications work or put you at risk for serious side effects. This document does not cover every possible drug interaction. Keep 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 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.
Give this medication to no one else.
Attend a diabetes education programme to learn more about diabetes management, including medication, diet, exercise, and regular medical exams.
Learn the symptoms of high and low blood sugar and how to treat low blood sugar. As directed, check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis.
You should have lab and/or medical tests performed while taking this medication (such as kidney function, fasting blood glucose, and haemoglobin A1c). Keep all of your medical and laboratory appointments. Consult your doctor for more information..
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, out of direct sunlight, and away from moisture. Stay away from the restroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Unless otherwise directed, do not flush or pour medications down the drain. When this product has reached the end of its useful life or is no longer required, properly dispose of it. Consult your pharmacist or a local waste disposal company.