Rybelsus 3 mg is a brand name for the medication semaglutide, which is used to help manage type 2 diabetes. The Rybelsus 3 mg tablet is an oral medication that contains 3 milligrams of semaglutide.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means it works by mimicking the action of a natural hormone called GLP-1 in the body. This hormone helps regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin production and reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver.
The Rybelsus 3 mg tablet is typically taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day, with or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and not crushed or chewed. It is important to follow the dosing instructions provided by your doctor and to not take more or less than prescribed.
Like any medication, Rybelsus can cause side effects. Some common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. If you experience any unusual symptoms or side effects, be sure to contact your doctor right away.