“Mounjaro” a weekly medication for diabetes!

“Mounjaro” a weekly medication for diabetes!

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Do you want to get diabetes medication once a week? Well, it’s not a dream anymore. Mounjaro is the first drug approved for once-weekly use to treat type 2 diabetes. Mounjaro requires a prescription and is used with diet and exercise to maintain normal blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

How does Mounjaro work?

Mounjaro helps regulate your blood sugar and reduce the amount of food you eat. May show its effect in lowering blood sugar from the first dose! It helps:

  • Secretion of insulin when the level of sugar is high in the blood.
  • Getting rid of excess sugar from the blood.
  • Prevent the liver from producing too much sugar.
  • Reduce the amount of food you eat.
  • Slow down the speed of food leaving the stomach.

How do I use it?

You can take Mounjaro once a week. Choose the day and you can have the medicine at any time that day. But the number of doses may change according to the doctor’s instructions. Just make sure that there are at least 3 days between doses. It may help to set a weekly alarm on your phone to remind you when to dose.

But if you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible within 4 days after the missed dose. However, if more than 4 days have passed, do not take the missed dose and take the next dose on the regularly scheduled day.

Mounjaro pens and different doses

How do I store the pen?

  • Keep it in the refrigerator and make sure the temperature is between 2°C and 8°C. Never freeze pens or put them in the freezer.
  • Keep it in its original packaging to protect it from light.
  • Handle the pen carefully because it has glass parts. So do not use the pen if you dropped it on a hard surface and use a new pen.

Store the pen while traveling

Mounjaro can be kept without refrigeration for up to 21 days. Just make sure the temperature does not exceed 30°C and keep it in its original packaging to protect it from light.

Does it have side effects?

It may have some minor adverse effects, like with any medication, but they can be bothersome. It may, for example, cause nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, indigestion, and stomach pain. Talk to your doctor if you discover that these symptoms do not go away or cause you a lot of trouble.

The following tips may help if you feel nauseous:

  • Eat more but smaller meals. Try to divide your main meals into 4 or more smaller meals.
  • Stop eating when you feel full.
  • Avoid fatty foods.
  • Try eating soft foods such as toast, crackers or rice.

Cautions before using Mounjaro

  • You should have your healthcare provider tell and show you how to use the pen before you use it for the first time.
  • Find out from your doctor the necessary advice that will help you lower your blood sugar with medication.
  • If you are taking birth control pills, consult your doctor first because it may affect the effectiveness of the pill.

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following problems or if you:

  • Any other medical problem including problems with your pancreas or kidneys or severe problems with your stomach such as slow emptying of your stomach or problems digesting food.
  • Are taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, including diabetes medications and nutritional supplements.
  • Have a history of diabetic retinopathy.
  • Are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

If the doctor prescribes Mounjaro for you, you can get it from Al thiqa pharmacy, just send the prescription and the necessary data.