Rybelsus (semaglutide) is used in combination with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. While other semaglutide products are injections, Rybelsus (semaglutide) is the only one that’s available as a tablet taken by mouth once per day. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The medication also has a warning of potentially raising the risk of developing thyroid tumors or cancer. Rybelsus (semaglutide) is a brand name medication only, so it doesn’t have a generic version available.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CLASSIFICATION
Not a controlled medication
No lower-cost generic available