Some Potential Side Effects
Glucagon-like peptide medication
All glucagon-like peptide medications can cause
They may also increase the risk of inflammation of the pancreas ( pancreatitis Overview of Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a leaf-shaped organ about 5 inches (about 13 centimeters) long. It is surrounded by the lower edge of the stomach and the first... read more ) and some types of thyroid cancer Thyroid Cancer The cause of thyroid cancer is not known, but the thyroid gland is very sensitive to radiation, which may cause cancerous changes. Thyroid cancer is more common among people who were treated... read more
Kidney damage (rare)
Injection site nodule
Dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist
Nausea or decreased appetite
Low blood glucose levels
* Insulin Insulin Replacement Therapy Many people with diabetes require medication to lower blood glucose levels, relieve symptoms, and prevent complications of diabetes. There are two types of diabetes mellitus Type 1, in which... read more is the most commonly used injectable antihyperglycemic medication.
† Semaglutide is also available as a tablet to take orally.