Ozempic (Semaglutide) 1/2MG
Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) belongs to a group of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It is used alone or with other medications to improve blood glucose (sugar) levels for people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes medications such as Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) are used when diet, exercise, weight reduction and medications such as Metformin, Glyburide, or insulin have not been found to lower blood sugar well enough on their own. It works by helping your body make more insulin and control blood glucose levels.
Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) without consulting your doctor.
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Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- change in the taste of food or drink
- decreased appetite
- gas or burping
- mild abdominal pain or bloating
- redness, itching, or swelling at the injection site
- weight loss
Although most of the side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- signs of low blood glucose (e.g., anxiety, blurred vision, confusion, difficulty concentrating, difficulty speaking, dizziness, drowsiness, fast heartbeat, feeling jittery, headache, hunger, irritability, nausea, nervousness, numbness or tingling of the lips or tongue, sweating, tiredness, trembling, weakness)
- symptoms of gallstones (e.g., intermittent, severe, dull pain in the upper right part of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, intolerance of fatty or greasy foods)
- symptoms of irregular heartbeat (e.g., chest pain, dizziness, rapid, pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath)
- vision changes caused by diabetic retinopathy (e.g., blurred or changing vision, floaters, changes in colour vision)
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- severe Hypoglycemia (e.g., disorientation, loss of consciousness, seizures)
- signs of pancreatitis (e.g., abdominal pain on the upper left side, back pain, nausea, Fever, chills, rapid heartbeat, swollen abdomen)
- symptoms of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., swelling of the face or throat, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or itchy skin rash)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Ozempic 1mg (Semaglutide).