Semaglutide, which is sold under the brand names Ozempic, Wegovy and Rybelsus, has become increasingly popular and is a medication you are likely to encounter in the clinical setting and when reviewing your patient’s medical histories. In this article, you’ll learn the key things to know about semaglutide using the Straight A Nursing DRRUGS framework.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The principles of the GLP-1 agonist drug class, including their main mechanism of action
  • The two routes of administration
  • The regular dose range for these medications
  • What semaglutides are used to treat and why they work
  • Key guidelines including administration, safety considerations, assessments, and drug-to-drug interactions
  • The potential side effects, including a description of “Ozempic face” and what patients can do to lesson symptoms

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