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What is Rybelsus used for?

Rybelsus is used to help manage high blood sugar for adults with type 2 diabetes. In addition to proper use, lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are required to get the best results. Without proper treatment, high blood sugar can lead to blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, sexual dysfunction and loss of limb. Diabetes can also increase your risk of stroke or heart attack without management.

Rybelsus Information

How does Rybelsus work?

Rybelsus works by increasing the amount of insulin produced in the pancreas. This insulin removes sugar from our blood cells. This process helps lower your body's blood sugar levels.

How do you use Rybelsus?

Rybelsus is taken orally with a sip or small amount of water (less than 120ml). You should not use any other liquids instead of water. Swallow the tablets whole without crushing, Chewing or splitting the tablets. Advise your doctor if you have trouble swallowing the entire tablet.

After you take your dose, avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 30 minutes after taking our dose. You should wait no longer than 60 minutes before eating as you need food to better absorb the medicine.

Your dose is based on the severity of your condition and response to previous treatment. Your doctor may change your dose depending on how well the treatment goes. Remember to take this properly every day to be sure that your doctor is providing accurate treatment.

Follow your doctor's instructions and do not alter your dose of Rybelsus. Taking extra doses will not improve your condition and may increase your risk of side effects. If you miss a dose, you can simply take it when you remember.
You should skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next dose. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you do not see an improvement or if your condition grows worse. Your doctor advises you if your blood sugar levels get too low.

Rybelsus Precautions and Warnings?

All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.

This is not intended to treat type 1 diabetes. Your doctor will provide treatment options for this condition.

Advise your doctor if you have kidney problems before beginning treatment. It may affect how Rybelsus works.
You may notice some weight loss while taking Rybelsus. Even on the lowest dose you could lose around 5 lbs or so. Advise your doctor if you experience surprising weight loss during treatment.

If you are taking other prescription drugs to manage diabetes or related conditions, ensure that you follow the directions correctly to best achieve your treatment plan.

What Drugs Interact with Rybelsus?

There are potential known drug interactions associated with Rybelsus. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current  prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.

Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.

What are the Side Effects of Rybelsus?

We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.

Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Rybelsus online

  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • excess air or gas in stomach
  • increased hunger
  • confusion
  • darkened urine
  • headache
  • nightmare
  • cough
  • passing gas
  • diarrhea
  • tightness in the chest
  • seizures
  • nervousness
  • yellow eyes or skin
  • indigestion
  • blurred vision
  • depression
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • cool, pale skin
  • slurred speech
  • skin rash
  • bloating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • difficulty swallowing
  • Anxiety
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • chills
  • shortness of breath

Rybelsus FAQs

Is Rybelsus the same as ozempic?

Rybelsus and Ozempic share the same active ingredient but they are administered in different ways. Rybelsus is an oral tablet and Ozempic is a semaglutide injection. You may decide which product you prefer or your doctor may recommend one.

How long does it take Rybelsus to work?

You should notice an improvement in blood sugar levels within 30 days or so. It may take a few months of treatment to receive the maximum benefit of the drug.

Can rybelsus be taken at night?

Due to how Rybelsus works, it is best taken in the morning. You need to have an empty stomach and eat within an hour after taking your dose. This ensures that the medicine is properly absorbed. If you take it at night it may not work as well.

Can you take rybelsus and trulicity together?

Since these medications treat high blood sugar, using them together may increase your risk of experiencing hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Your doctor will provide you with signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia.

Can Rybelsus cause depression?

While Rybelsus can cause some diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, it does not cause depression. You should advise your doctor if you experience symptoms of depression while taking Rybelsus.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.