Semaglutide, an FDA-approved GLP-1 medication, is primarily prescribed for type 2 diabetes treatment. However, it is sometimes used off-label for weight loss. By targeting appetite-regulating areas in the brain and helping lower blood sugar, Ozempic / Wegovy (semaglutide) reduces hunger and promotes a feeling of fullness.
When combined with healthy habits and physical activity, Ozempic and other forms of semaglutide can be effective tools for jumpstarting weight loss.
Weight loss outcomes with Semaglutide vary based on individual factors. In a 40-week study of 1201 adults with type 2 diabetes, an average weight loss of 12.9 pounds was observed with a 1mg dose of Ozempic. Similarly, a higher dose of semaglutide (2.4mg) in the form of Wegovy led to a 14.9% body weight loss in a 68-week trial.
Aside from weight loss, Semaglutide offers additional benefits such as improved sleep, energy levels, and blood sugar control. It is also prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes and reducing A1C levels.
Nausea and gastrointestinal symptoms are common side effects, but they typically diminish as the body adapts to the medication. To alleviate nausea, it is recommended to eat slowly, consume moderate portions, and avoid lying down after meals. Clear or ice-cold beverages and light, bland foods can also help.
With access to an expert Care Team, personalized support is available to ensure Semaglutide works effectively for you. The team will tailor your plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals and address any concerns or adjustments needed along the way.