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Important Information For Patients On Semaglutide

How To: Draw Up A Semaglutide Syringe
How To: Inject Yourself With Semaglutide
Written Instructions On How To Inject Your Semaglutide

IMPORTANT: KEEP VIAL REFRIGERATED IN BETWEEN USES. VIALS EXPIRE AFTER 30 DAYS.

  • 2.5mg/ml concentration: Inject 10 units once a week for 4 weeks & then discuss titration with provider.

Please meet with provider at your 3 month mark to evaluate progress. Do not increase your dose if you are having serious side effects.

The following doses below must be discussed with your doctor before administering:

  • 2.5mg/ml concentration: Inject 68 units once a week for 4 weeks or anything higher up
     

HELPFUL TIPS:

  • Double check your dose before you inject

  • This is a 1x per week injection only

  • Avoid fatty meals and prolonged fasting periods

  • Increase your fluid intake & avoid diet sodas
     

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea/vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Abdominal pain

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Pancreatitis

  • Gall stones

  • Taste changes

  • Rash/itching
     

DO NOT USE THIS MEDICATION IF:

  • You or your family have a history of Thyroid cancer

  • You are currently sick or hospitalized

  • You are pregnant

  • You are a type 1 diabetic

  • You have pancreatitis

  • You have kidney disease
     

ADMINISTERING YOUR INJECTIONS:

1.) Your prescription includes a syringe (containing the medicine) and an alcohol wipe or a cotton ball dipped in alcohol. 

2.) Choose a spot on your thigh or belly (should be 5 centimeters away from your belly button).

3.) Use alcohol to clean the skin & let it dry.

4.) Remove the cap from the needle.

5.) Hold the syringe like a pencil close to the site.

6.) Keep your fingers off the plunger.

7.) Slightly pinch a fold of skin at the spot you chose. Pinch it between the fingers and thumb of one hand.

8.) Place the syringe at a 90-degree angle to the shot site. The needle should stand straight up from the skin.

9.) Quickly push the needle all the way into the pinched-up fold of skin.

10.) Push the plunger of the syringe all the way in. This allows the medicine to go into the fatty tissue. Be sure to hold the skin fold as you give the shot. This will help make sure that you don't inject the medicine into muscle.

11.) Take the needle out at the same angle that you inserted it, and let go of the skin fold.

12.) If you bleed a little, apply pressure over the shot area.

You can use your finger, a cotton ball, or a piece of gauze. To help avoid bruising, don't rub the area.

13.) Dispose of the needle safely. Don't use the same needle more than one time.

Slightly change the spot where you give the shot each time you do it.

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