Recommendations for Titration and Administration of Oral Semaglutide for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes during Ramadan

Mohamed Hassanein, Abdulqawi Almansari, Ebtesam Ba-Essa, Fatheya F. Alawadi, Hussein ElBadawi, Rakesh Kumar Sahay, Rayaz Malik, Rohana Abdul Ghani, Salah Abusnana, Shehla Shaikh, Sueziani Binte Zainudin, Tarik Elhadd (+1 others)
2022 Dubai Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal  
<b><i>Background:</i></b> Injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) are proven to be well tolerated and efficacious in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) fasting during Ramadan. The first oral GLP-1RA semaglutide, also indicated for the treatment of T2DM, has specific dosing instructions to optimize treatment exposure, which may need to be altered during Ramadan fasting to ensure optimal efficacy. <b><i>Summary:</i></b> Given the lack of current published evidence
more » ... for the effect of oral semaglutide during Ramadan, a panel of experts formulated recommendations for the administration of oral semaglutide during Ramadan. <b><i>Key Messages:</i></b> This statement reports recommendations for oral semaglutide administration during Ramadan.
doi:10.1159/000527475 fatcat:desaoq2c6jh7pcxtidhesoqkse