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What to Do if You Miss a Dose of Your Semaglutide or Tirzepattide

Apr 09, 2024
What to Do if You Miss a Dose of Your Semaglutide or Tirzepattide
Missed a dose of your weight management medication and not sure what to do next? Find out how to bounce back confidently and ways to keep your health goals within reach. Keep reading to learn more.

Deciding to lose weight and reclaim your health is a significant step. From our team at Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Pompano Beach in South Florida, congratulations on choosing to take control, make positive changes, and work towards a healthier, happier you. 

Selecting semaglutide or tirzepatide as a tool for weight loss helps you better manage your weight and improve your health. However, unexpected obstacles can occur, and missing a dose of your medication could be one of them. 

So what should you do if this happens? Keep reading to find out.  

First, take a deep breath 

If you miss a dose of your medication, the first thing you should do is breathe and know it’s okay. Life happens, and we all forget things now and then. The important thing is to keep moving forward.

In other words, don’t let missing a dose of your weight-loss medication derail your progress. Think of it as a slight detour, and know that the best approach is to get back on track with the next scheduled dose. 

Next, consider your upcoming dose

For both semaglutide and tirzepatide, the steps to take after missing a dose are similar:

If it’s close to the time for your next dose, don’t take the missing medication to “catch up.” Taking two doses too close together can increase the risk of side effects. 

Alternatively, if your next dose is still several days away, go ahead and take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Then, continue with your regular dosing schedule as our team has instructed.   

If you aren’t sure, you can always call Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Pompano Beach for help. 

Finally, take steps to prevent future missed doses

Consistency is key in managing your health and weight. Semaglutide and tirzepatide work best when taken regularly, as prescribed by our team.

To prevent missing doses in the future, consider these tips:

  • Set reminders on your phone or calendar
  • Try taking your medication at the same time as another daily activity to help embed it into your routine
  • Use a medication organizer or place your medicine in a spot where you can’t miss

Take time to reflect on your progress and remember why you started on this journey with semaglutide or tirzepatide in the first place. Recommitting to your goal is a powerful reminder to help you prevent future missed doses. 

Remember to communicate with our team

If you are missing doses frequently, it’s time to chat with your Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Pompano Beach provider. 

There could be many reasons behind this — maybe the medication schedule isn't fitting with your lifestyle, or perhaps side effects are making you hesitant. 

Whatever is getting your way to reaching your weight-loss goals, our team is there to support you. Together, we can find solutions to keep you on your path to wellness.

Learn more about what to do if you miss a dose of semaglutide or tirzepatide by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone with a weight loss specialist at Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers Pompano Beach in Pompano Beach, Florida.