Semaglutide Injection : All you need to know for Weight Loss
Semaglutide injections, 2.4 milligrams weekly, showed a remarkable average weight loss of 14.9% in a 2021 trial. This breakthrough led to FDA approval for weight management, offering hope for those with overweight or obesity.
What is this medication?
How should I use this medication?
What Your Care Team Needs to Know Before You Start This Medicine
- Tumors in your endocrine system (MEN 2), or if someone in your family has had them
- Problems with your eyes or vision
- Issues with your gallbladder
- A history of feeling very sad or struggling with your mental health
- Past problems with your pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Kidney troubles
- Difficulties with your stomach or intestines
- Thoughts of hurting yourself or taking your own life, or if you or a family member have tried this before
- Thyroid cancer, or if it’s in your family history
- Any strange or bad reactions to semaglutide, other medicines, food, colors, or preservatives
- If you’re expecting a baby or trying to become pregnant
- If you’re breastfeeding
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?
- Allergic Reactions:
- Like a rash, itchy skin, hives, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Changes in How You See Things:
- Any differences or problems with your vision.
- Feeling very thirsty, mouth dryness, feeling like you might faint, a bad headache, or having dark yellow or brown pee.
- Issues with the Gallbladder:
- Strong stomach pain, feeling sick, throwing up, or having a fever.
- Heartbeat Irregularities:
- Your heart beating too fast, too hard, or in an irregular way.
- Problems with Your Kidneys:
- Peeing less, and swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
- Pancreas Problems (Pancreatitis):
- Really bad stomach pain that spreads to your back, or gets worse after eating or touching, and might come with fever, feeling sick, or throwing up.
- Thoughts of Hurting Yourself:
- Thinking about hurting yourself or ending your own life, feeling sadder, or more down.
- Concerns About Thyroid Cancer:
- New lump in your neck, having trouble swallowing or breathing, pain, or feeling hoarse.
- Digestive Problems:
- Like diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling sick to your stomach, stomach aches, or throwing up.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take double or extra doses. If you miss your dose for 2 weeks or more, take the next dose at your regular time or call your care team to talk about how to restart this medication.
How effective is semaglutide for weight loss in non-diabetics?
Does Semaglutide Help in Losing Weight?
SEMAGLUTIDE VS. OTHER WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS
Where should I keep my medication?
- Take the medication to a medication take-back program. Check with your pharmacy or law enforcement to find a location.
- If you cannot return the medication, follow the directions in the MedGuide.