Your Step-by-Step Injection Guide

1. Wash your hands
Make sure your hands are clean before administering medication.

2. Prepare your dose
Prepare your dose based on the instructions enclosed in your medication shipment.

3. Inject your dose
Inject semaglutide once a week on the same day. Semaglutide can be injected with or without food. If you have a missed a dose, you can inject it within a 5 day period, otherwise, take your next scheduled dose. Wait at least 5 seconds when you have injected before pulling the needle out.

4. Dispose of your needle
Please do not reuse needles for injecting the medication. Avoid recapping the needle to prevent needle stick injury.

Semaglutide dosing

Insulin syringes are used for subcutaneous injections. They are marked in Units on the insulin syringe barrel (see insulin Syringe). Insulin Syringes facilitate the precise measurement of tiny amounts of liquids which are ideal for medications such as insulin that require small and accurate dosing. Unit marks are also expressed in mL’s and can be interchangeably referenced. A prescriber my write a prescription in Units or in mL’s.

Within the amount of liquid is the prescribed mg dosage of Semaglutide (see mg chart). Milligrams (mg) is not an amount of liquid, but rather the amount of drug that is within. The conversion between units and milligrams varies depending on the concentration of the product being used.

Example: 2.5 mg/ml = 2.5 mg of Semaglutide in every 1.0 ml or 100 Insulin Units.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should you inject Semaglutide?

Semaglutide injections should be in the upper arm, stomach, or thigh. Semaglutide should be injected under the skin (this is called subcutaneous injection) in the stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm as instructed by your healthcare provider. Do not inject into a vein or muscle. Additionally, patients should rotate these locations for each weekly injection.

How much Semaglutide do I inject?

Inject under the skin once a week for 4 weeks. However, always refer to the instructions on your prescription itself on how many units (mg) to inject.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.