Do You Have Questions About Semaglutide?

Commonly asked questions about Semaglutide

1.What should I do if I miss a dose?

     You can just take it the next day, or whenever you realize you have missed it. Then adjust your weekly schedule accordingly. If you were supposed to take it on Monday and you forgot, so you took it on Tuesday, then just start taking it on Tuesdays from now on.

  1. What if I want to change the day of the week I am taking my shot?

     If changing the day of your shot will mean that you are taking a shot early we recommend checking with your provider, but it is safe to change the day as long as it has been at least two days since your last injection. There is the potential that you could experience side effects of increased dosing taking injections closer together though. But again, please discuss with your provider first. If changing your injection day would make them more than seven days apart there are no concerns with making a change.

  1. How should I be titrating the dose?

     Semaglutide can safely be titrated up weekly if you aren’t experiencing any side effects. If you do have some mild side effects during that first            couple weeks while your body adjusts to the medication you may need to titrate your dose up more slowly. Staying on the same dose for more than one week will give your body time to adjust. The key is that dosing can be individualized to what works best for you.

  1. Should I avoid certain foods while taking Semaglutide?

     There are no particular foods that you can’t eat while taking Semaglutide. People do often report though that carbs cause them to feel bloated,          especially processed carbs. A diet higher in protein and fiber and lower in carbs usually means feeling fuller longer with few GI side effects.

  1. Is there a difference between Semaglutide, Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy?

     Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus are brand names, the active drug in all of them is Semaglutide.