A tablet that is commonly used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. If you are not treating this condition, you may experience sexual function problems, loss of limbs, nerve issues, kidney damage, blindness, and other health disorders. The active ingredient of this medicine is Semaglutide. Despite that, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as povidone, salcaprozate sodium, magnesium stearate, and others. Rybelsus 7 mg belongs to a group of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It works by increasing the production of insulin.
The manufacturer of Rybelsus 7 mg is Novo Nordisk Private Limited.
How to Administer Rybelsus 7 mg?
Usually, one tablet daily is considered the recommended dose or as your healthcare professional directs. Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass full of water and avoid other drinks such as alcohol because your risk of side effects may elevate. It is not recommended to crush, break, or chew the pill while swallowing because you may notice a bitter taste in your mouth. To get a better effect from Rybelsus 7 mg, you should administer this medicine at a fixed time every day. If nausea or an upset stomach occurs, you can take the pill with milk or light food.
In case you prefer another form of Semaglutide (such as an injection), it should be given by a doctor in a clinic or hospital. Commonly, you should not administer this injection alone at home. If you see no improvements in your health condition in the first two weeks of treatment, immediately contact your physician.
The dosages are different among people. It depends on your age, response to treatment, other medicines you may use, and the severity of the medical condition. If you have doubts about what dosage is better for you, avoid using this medicine or consult with a doctor. In addition, you should not interrupt the treatment too early without the doctor’s approval because it may lead to a return of the symptoms. Thus, your disease may become worse and more difficult to treat.
Sometimes, you may forget to administer this medicine and physicians recommend taking the dose as soon as you remember. If it is approaching the time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and continue the normal schedule as prescribed. In addition, it is not allowed to take a double dose the next time to make up because it may lead to unpleasant results.
If you administer more tablets than are allowed by your healthcare professional, you may notice an overdose. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using this medicine and get medical help right away. For example fast or pounding heartbeat, slow or shallow breathing, passing out, severe dizziness, and others. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Side Effects of Rybelsus 7 mg
All medicines may give you certain side effects and Semaglutide is not an exception. Some factors that can provoke adverse effects are dehydration, overdose, and allergy. There are three types of side effects such as mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Dehydration is one factor that usually causes mild side effects. Drink plenty of water during treatment to diminish this problem. Check some examples below:
- Increased thirst
- Stomach upset
Moderate Side Effects
Commonly, the following adverse reactions are not dangerous for the patients. Therefore, they can continue the treatment safely even if experience any of them. Furthermore, your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid adverse effects. For example:
- Increased urination
Severe Side Effects
In rare cases, you may experience this category of side effects. If you notice any of the following negative effects, it is advised to stop using this medicine and ask for medical help right away. Check below some examples:
- Vision changes (such as decreased or blurred vision)
- Sudden sweating
- Shaking (tremors)
- Fast heartbeat
- Severe abdominal or stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
In case you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects, tell your doctor promptly. However, this document does not contain a complete list of negative effects.
Certain medicines and substances may interact with Semaglutide and decrease the effectiveness of Rybelsus 7 mg or even elevate your risk of adverse reactions. Therefore, it is advised to share a list of products that you are using with your doctor before using this medicine. Examples include prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, supplements, herbal products, vitamins, and others. Check below some examples of drug interaction:
This article does not contain a full list of drug interactions. That’s why it is important to consult a doctor before using Rybelsus 7 mg. In addition, it is not allowed to stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because it may lead to unpleasant results.
If you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or have any other allergies, tell your doctor before using Semaglutide. Moreover, you should share your medical history with your doctor before administering any diabetic medicines. Examples include:
- Pancreas disease (such as pancreatitis)
- Gallbladder disease
- Kidney or liver problems
- Stomach or intestinal disorders (such as gastroparesis, digestion issues, and others)
- Eye problems (such as diabetic retinopathy)
- Thyroid cancer
- Suicidal behavior and ideation
Avoid or limit alcohol use during treatment because it may lead to low blood sugar.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant before using this medicine. Semaglutide may harm you and your unborn baby. Additionally, talk with a physician if you are a breastfeeding mother because it is now known if Rybelsus 7 mg passes into breast milk.
It is not allowed to share this medicine with others, especially with children because it may be harmful to them.