Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist and once-daily antidiabetic medication used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adult individuals with type-2 diabetes.
Semaglutide oral tablet is not for use in those with type 1 diabetes and those who have had pancreatitis. Do not use this drug as first-line therapy for all those not adequately controlled on diet and exercise.
Dosage and Side Effects
The recommended dosage of Semaglutide must be taken at least 30 minutes prior to the first food, beverage, or other oral medicines of the day with no excess than four ounces of plain water only. Swallow tablets of Semaglutide whole. It is not advisable to split, crush, or chew tablets. Start Semaglutide therapy with 3 mg once daily for one month (30 days).
The Semaglutide tablets 3 mg dose is for treatment initiation and is not promising for glycemic management. After completing one month (30 days) on the 3 mg, the dose can be increased to 7 mg once daily. The dose can be enhanced to 14mg once daily in case additional glycemic management is required following at least one month (30 days) on the 7mg dose. Avoid using two 7 mg tablets to reach a 14 mg dose. In case a dose is missed or skipped, the missed or skipped dose should be left out, and the next dose of Semaglutide should be taken the very next following day.
The most commonly reported side effects of Semaglutide include: abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, decreased appetite, and vomiting.
What is Semaglutide?
Once-daily Semaglutide is the first and only GLP-1 pill and prescription medicine used in conjunction with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar and A1C in adults with type 2 diabetes.
What dosage strengths Semaglutide is supplied?
Semaglutide is supplied in three standard dosage strengths, which are as follows:
- semaglutide 14 mg tablets
- semaglutide 7 mg tablets
- semaglutide 3 mg tablets
How do I take Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is commercially available as a tablet for oral administration. Take on an empty stomach once you first wake up. Wait around 30 minutes prior to eating, drinking, or taking other oral medicines.
Will Semaglutide affect my weight?
- While not developed for weight loss, Semaglutide may help you lose some weight.
How much does Semaglutide Tablet cost in India?
Semaglutide tablets cost in India is low and can vary. If you are looking to buy this medicinal product online at the best price from India, then Indian Generic Medicines (IGM) can help facilitate the supply of Semaglutide in India and other countries, where the drug is not available.