Semaglutide is a glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonist that suppresses the appetite and causes you to feel satisfied quicker when eating. Semaglutide can be used in conjunction with healthy eating and increased activity to promote weight loss in appropriate persons who have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or greater with an accompanying weight-related health issue or a BMI of 30 without one.
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The price of compounded semaglutide depends on the dose you are taking. Introductory pricing is as follows: Semaglutide 0.25mg is $250 for a 4 week supply if signing up with a wellness partner, Semaglutide 0.5mg is $350 for a 4 week supply, and Semaglutide 1mg is $450 for a 4 week supply.
Ensure to let all physicians who care for you know that you are taking this medication. Follow your health and wellness plan and have blood work performed periodically. Contact your health care provider’s office immediately if you are having difficulty drinking fluids due to significant nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or upset stomach. This can lead to dehydration and if prolonged can lead to kidney problems. Do not share or reuse needles and do not share your medication with anyone. Talk to your healthcare provider before using semaglutide if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant as you may need to stop taking this drug 2 months before getting pregnant. Talk to your healthcare provider if you get pregnant or want to get pregnant while taking semaglutide.
Do not use semaglutide if you have a health problem called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN 2) or if you or a family member have had thyroid cancer. Anyone who is allergic to this drug, or any other part of this drug should not use it. Report any allergic reaction to your health car provider immediately. Anyone who has ever had pancreatitis, depression or thoughts of suicide, or is using another drug like this one should report this to their health care provider.
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have signs of an allergic reaction like hives or tightness in your chest, signs of kidney problems, pain in the right upper portion of your abdomen, mood changes or thoughts of suicide, severe dizziness or passing out, a fast heart beat, change in eyesight, or severe stomach or back pain or severe vomiting.
Other side effects of semaglutide include gas, bloating, burping, stomach pain, upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. Flu-like symptoms such as feeling tired and weak, nose or throat irritation, and headache are possible side effects.
Use semaglutide only as ordered by your healthcare provider. Read all the information given to you. Semaglutide is taken once weekly as an injection or shot into the fatty part of the skin at the top of the thigh, upper arm, or belly area. Take your shot the same day each week and move the site where you give the shot with each shot. Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box and do not share or reuse needles.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it and go back to your normal time. If less than 2 days until your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses within 48 hours of each other and call your healthcare provider if you miss 2 doses.
Store your unused semaglutide injections in the refrigerator and do not freeze and do not use medication if it has been frozen. You may store unopened containers at room temperature for 28 days before needing to be discarded. Store your semaglutide in the outer box to protect from sunlight and also protect from heat. Keep your semaglutide in a safe place out of reach of children and pets.