Semaglutide

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
Semaglutide
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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Medicines

Semaglutide is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Australia Austria Brazil Canada Cyprus

Brazil Canada Finland Ireland Lithuania

Canada Lithuania Poland United States

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
Structured Product Labeling (SPL/PLR)
US

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

53AXN4NNHX - SEMAGLUTIDE

SNOMED-CT

764283003 - Semaglutide (substance)