We’ll help you decide whether this game-changing weight loss medication is right for you.
Semaglutide is a medication used for weight loss in specific patients.
The FDA-approved once-weekly injection works by increasing insulin release, lowering the amount of glucagon released, delaying gastric emptying, and reducing appetite.
Alongside your treatment, you may also be prescribed diet, exercise, weight control, medical test, and other specialized medical care.
Semaglutide works to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke in type two diabetes patients. It also controls appetite and helps reduce the amount of food patients want to eat.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist that works by increasing insulin released into the body, lowering the amount of glucagon released, delaying gastric emptying, and reducing appetite.
Semaglutide is injected subcutaneously once per week at any time of the day. Injections should be given on the same day each week and should not be injected in the same place two times in a row.
If you choose a different weekly injection day, start your new schedule after AT LEAST two days have passed since the last injection you gave.
Injections should be prepared only when you are ready to administer it. Call our office if the medicine looks cloudy, has changed colors, or has particles in it.
Read and follow all instructions given and ask your doctor if you need assistance.
Alongside your treatment, you may also be prescribed diet, exercise, weight control, medical test, and other special medical care.
- Hypoglycemia - hunger, dizziness, irritability, and shakiness
- Hyperglycemia - increased thirst and urination
- Slight irritation at the injection site
Tell your doctor if you have frequent symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), vomiting or diarrhea, or if you’re eating or drinking less than usual.