If you are using compounded injectable Semaglutide, you will not be using the “autoinjector” that comes along with many of the retail Semaglutide medications. Instead, you will likely be given a vial and syringes in order to measure out and inject your medication.
Injecting a medication may be a new route for many people, and having to navigate a vial and syringe situation may have a learning curve for some.
Below, we will outline how to use Strut Health compounded Semaglutide injections, including a general dosing chart that most users will follow.
When using a Semaglutide injection, you will likely be instructed to inject once a week. Clean the injection site on your skin and the top of your medication vial with a sterile alcohol pad.
The recommended injection sites include your upper leg, upper arm, or stomach (avoiding your navel by at least 2 inches). Using a clean needle and syringe, draw out your prescribed dose into the syringe. Insert the needle straight into your skin and slowly press the plunger until all of the medication has been delivered.
Then, carefully remove the needle by lifting it out straight, and dispose of the needle in a sharps container.
It is also important to know that you will want to combine your Semaglutide treatment with increased physical activity and a healthy reduced-calorie diet for the best results.
Below, is an example general dosing chart that most Strut Health patients will follow. However, be sure to check your specific prescription label and package information to make sure this dosing applies to you. Your doctor may deviate from this dosing chart in order to adapt the medication to your specific needs.
Month of use -- Semaglutide dosage, Volume to inject
Month 1 -- 0.25mg, 10 units once weekly
Month 2 -- 0.5mg, 20 units once weekly
Month 3 -- 1mg, 40 units once weekly
Month 4 -- 1.7mg, 68 units once weekly
Month 5 -- 2.5mg, 100 units once weekly
Note: Your syringe will have unit measurements down the side of the syringe to know where to fill it to. These measurements are displayed in multiples of 10. When filling the syringe with your medication, pull down the plunger until the top black “line” of the plunger lines up with your desired volume.