Diabetes type 2 is treated with Semaglutide Injection (SEM a GLOO tide). It raises your body’s insulin levels, lowering blood sugar (glucose). It also slows your digestion and lowers the sugar released into the blood. For those with type 2 diabetes, it can also be used to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. This drug is commonly used in conjunction with dietary and exercise modifications.
How should you take this Semaglutide Injection?
This medicine is administered by injection under the skin of the upper arm, stomach region, or upper leg (thigh). Every seven days, or once a week, it is administered. You will receive instructions on how to prepare and administer this drug. Use precisely as instructed. Take your prescription drug regularly.
This medicine should be injected separately from the insulin if used with it. Never combine them. The injections shouldn’t be administered directly next to one another. For every injection, switch up the injection locations (rotate them). Using a designated sharps receptacle for your old syringes and needles is crucial. Store them away from garbage cans. Contact your care team or chemist to obtain a sharps container if you don’t already have one.
Each prescription and refill will come with a customized Med Guide from the chemist. Every time, make sure to read this material thoroughly. There are USE GUIDELINES attached to this medication. Find out how to use this medication by speaking with your chemist.
Discuss the usage of this drug in children with your care team. There might be a need for extra caution.
Overdosage: Contact an emergency department or poison control center right away if you believe you may have taken too much of this medication.
What happens if you forget to take Semaglutide Injection?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but no later than five days. Take your subsequent dose at the scheduled weekly time after that. Do not take the miss dose if it has been more than five days after it was missed. The next dose should be taken at your usual time. Never take more than one dose or two. Speak with your care provider for guidance if you have concerns about a missing dosage.
Where should your medicine be stored?
Keep out of children’s reach. Pens should be refrigerate between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius (36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit) when unused. Avoid freezing. Keep out of the heat and light. The pen can be kept for 56 days at room temperature, between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius (59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit), or refrigerate after the first use. After 56 days or the expiration date, whichever comes first, dispose of your used pen.
The needle on your pen should never be kept in storage. Medication could spill out of the pen if the needle is left in place.