Chemical formula: C₁₈₇H₂₉₁N₄₅O₅₉  Molecular mass: 4,113.641 g/mol 

Active ingredient description

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. It acts in the same way as GLP-1 (a hormone produced in the gut) by increasing the amount of insulin that the pancreas releases in response to food. This helps with the control of blood glucose levels.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
A10BJ06 A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A10 Drugs used in diabetes → A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins → A10BJ Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
OZEMPIC Solution for injection European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC
RYBELSUS Tablet FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR
WEGOVY Solution for injection European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 910463-68-2
DrugBank Drug: DB13928
RxNorm Ingredient: 1991302
SNOMED-CT Concept: 764283003
Semaglutide (substance)
UNII Identifier: 53AXN4NNHX


Semaglutide is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Croatia (HR)

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Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Israel (IL)

Italy (IT)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Netherlands (NL)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Spain (ES)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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