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What is semaglutide for weight loss?

Great question! Semaglutide is an FDA-approved weight loss injection that mimics a hormone in the body to help you eat less and lose weight. By insulin secretion and slowing down how fast your stomach empties food, Semaglutide suppresses your appetite and makes you feel full longer.

Is Semaglutide Approved for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide been approved by the FDA for long-term weight management in adults. This medication is administered through a 2.4 mg weekly injection and is the first of its kind to be approved for chronic weight management since 2014. Studies conducted by the manufacturer suggest that Semaglutide may be a promising medication for many people seeking to manage their weight.

What foods to avoid while taking Semaglutide?

Fried foods, fatty foods, and foods high in sugar are generally not recommended as they can be tough your body to digest and may cause nausea while taking a GLP-1 medication like Semaglutide.

How long does it take for Semaglutide to start working?

Based on the information provided, Semaglutide (Ozempic) should start to fully decline your blood glucose levels within the first week of use at your regular maintenance dose. However, it may take 8 weeks or longer to see the full effect as it is a long-acting medication that is injected only once per week.

Are there any negative side effects?
There are potential negative side effects. The most common are nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. We recommend patients reduce their portion size and stop eating once they start feeling full when starting the medication. This is because your stomach empties at a slower rate when you are on the medication and overeating greatly increases the incidence of nausea.

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