Self-administer Ozempic (semaglutide) injections once a week at home.
Semaglutide Frequently Asked Questions
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a brand-name version of the generic medication semaglutide, which is a type of medication called a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist. Instead of that tongue-twister of a name, we call these medications “GLP-1s” for short.
Semaglutide is FDA-approved for the management of certain symptoms and risks of type 2 diabetes.
How does Ozempic work?
Semaglutide works by slowing the digestion process, which can help you to feel full for longer. Semaglutide, like other GLP-1 receptor agonists, acts like a hormone your body naturally makes to regulate blood sugar and may help support weight loss.
Do you prescribe Ozempic for weight loss?
Semaglutide is not FDA-approved for weight loss. Your doctor or healthcare professionals have the discretion to prescribe a medication off-label if they believe it is an appropriate course of treatment for a particular patient.
How can Semaglutide help with weight loss? It acts like a natural hormone your body uses to regulate blood sugar and appetite—key steps in resetting your biological set point to help you maintain a new, lower weight.
What is Semaglutide dosing?
Ozempic dosing starts out low, then gradually increases over the first few months until a steady dose is reached. If prescribed, your healthcare provider will work with you to find the schedule and dosing that’s right for you. As an example, the lowest dose of Semaglutide is 0.25 mg once a week and the maximum dose is 2.0 mg once a week.
How do you take Semaglutide?
Semaglutide comes in a prefilled injection pen that contains multiple doses. If prescribed, you (or someone in your household) will select the prescribed dose, then administer the injection under the skin of your stomach, thigh, or arm once a week.
While a routine injection may sound intimidating, the Semaglutide pen uses a tiny needle designed to minimize discomfort. You’ll also receive clear instructions on using the injection pen, and your affiliated provider can offer additional advice.
Side effects of Semaglutide include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea, or constipation may occur. Nausea usually lessens as you continue to take semaglutide. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist right away.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), vision changes (such as decreased/blurred vision).
Get medical help right away if you have any serious side effects. Nausea and abdominal discomfort is not uncommon.
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