It is important to have blood work performed prior to beginning this medication to assess liver and kidney function as well as assist in identifying any additional underlying health conditions.
This blog post will provide an overview of how to mix and draw up Semaglutide, including step-by-step instructions for mixing and drawing up the medication.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Mixing Semaglutide
Gather Supplies: Before you begin, ensure you have all the supplies you need: a vial of Semaglutide, sterile water for injection, an alcohol swab, and a 3 mL syringe.
Reconstitute the Powder: Take the vial of Semaglutide out of the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature (this should take about 10 minutes). Using an alcohol swab, clean the top of the vial. Then using your 3 mL syringe, draw up 1 mL of Sterile Water for Injection into the syringe( this amount can vary, so refer back to your prescription.) Insert the needle into the vial with powder and inject sterile water into the vial slowly until all powder is dissolved - usually takes about 5 seconds. Gently swirl the content by rotating the bottle until all powder is dissolved.
Refrigerate Mixture: Once all powder is dissolved in liquid, place it back in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Up & Injecting Semaglutide
Clean Top of Vial Each Time You Draw Up Medication: When ready to use the mixture, remove from refrigerator and allow to reach room temperature before opening the top of vial (about 10 minutes). Prior to each use, clean the top of the vial with an alcohol swab as previously instructed in step 2 above.
Fill Syringe: Before drawing up medications, draw the syringe to your prescribed dose. Insert the needle into the rubber stopper and push in the air into the vial, this creates a vacuum-like seal. Flip the vial over and draw back to your prescribed dose. Remove the needle. Clean the injection site with an alcohol swab, and inject subq.