Why is Semaglutide or Tirzepatide Perscribed?
Semaglutide, or Ozempic, is a medication prescribed alongside a diet and exercise program to manage blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes, reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems, and aid in weight loss. By slowing down the movement of food through the stomach and reducing appetite, semaglutide facilitates weight loss. For individuals with heart disease and type 2 diabetes, semaglutide can lower the risk of serious cardiovascular issues.
Tirzepatide, or Mounjaro, is a medication also used alongside diet and exercise to manage type 2 diabetes and help promote weightloss. However, before starting Semaglutide or Tirzepatide injections, it is crucial to consult with your doctor to discuss factors such as allergies, age, pregnancy, drug interactions, and family medical history that may affect its usage and determine which medication is right for you.
How to Inject Semaglutide or Tirezepatide Video
In this video, Dr. Marc Adajar discusses and shows all the steps of how to inject semaglutide (Ozempic) or Tirzepatide (Mounjaro).
How to Inject Semaglutide/Tirzepatide Injection Steps
- Assemble supplies: Gather the medication vial, a provided syringe, and an alcohol swab.
- Wash hands and prepare the injection site: Clean the injection site with the alcohol swab to be sure of proper sanitation
- Draw up the medication: Remove the seal on the vial, wipe the top with alcohol, and remove the orange cap from the needle. Insert the needle into the vial, turn it upside down, and draw the prescribed dosage, removing any air bubbles.
- Prep Prior To Your Injection: Pinch the injection site to create a firm surface. Insert the needle at a 90-degree angle into the skin and slowly inject the medication. Gently remove the syringe and discard the needle.
- Subcutaneous Injection: Inject on either side of the stomach (two inches from belly button), the back of your arm, or your thigh.
Dosage will vary for each individual. The medication is typically administered once weekly on the same day. It can be taken at any time of the day, with or without meals. Ensure you follow the prescribed dosage from your XSculpt provider and avoid double dosing. If a dose is missed, it can be taken up to 5 days after the scheduled date.
How to store your semaglutide
Store semaglutide injections in the refrigerator, away from children. Use a sharps container to dispose of used needles, or a hard, closed container as an alternative.
Semaglutide (Ozempic) and Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) injections can be a valuable tool for managing blood sugar levels, aiding in weight loss, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems in certain individuals. By following the proper injection steps, dosage instructions, and storage guidelines, you can effectively incorporate Tirzepatide or semaglutide injections into your treatment plan. Remember to maintain regular doctor visits with your XSculpt provider and keep your provider informed of any changes in your health or medications to maximize your Semaglutide or Tirzepatide results. Get started on your diabetes management or weightloss journey with a consultation for semaglutide or Tirzepatide at XSculpt. For more information on how to inject semaglutide give us a call and schedule your consultation today.
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