Ozempic (Semaglutide) Injections
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What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (Glucagon-like Peptide-1) receptor agonist. GLP-1 receptors are located in the pancreas, and their function is to stimulate insulin secretion, inhibit glucagon secretion, and regulate appetite. Semaglutide bonds to these receptors, which can lower patients' blood sugar and suppress patients' appetite.
Semaglutide is not an insulin substitute and should not be used as one.
What are the benefits?
Semeglutide can offer a wide range of benefits, which include but may not be limited to:
Weight loss (average of -14.9% weight loss over 68 weeks)
Improved cardio-metabolic health and physical functioning
Reductions in waist circumference (average of -5.4 inches around the waist over 68 weeks)
Decreased blood sugar and blood pressure
Decreased blood pressure
What are the side effects?
Semeglutide's common side effects are mainly gastrointestinal in nature, with symptoms including but not limited to:
Constipation, indigestion, and bloating
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Change/loss of taste
Rare but serious side effects that warrant immediate medical intervention include:
Jaundice, gallstones, and kidney failure
- Change in vision in patients with type 2 diabetes
Elevated risk of thyroid tumor growth
Pregnant women should consult their medical provider before use:
Animal studies revealed that while mothers saw a reduction in weight and food consumption, their offspring saw increased rates of skeletal and visceral birth defects.
Women looking to get pregnant should discontinue usage at least 2 months before a planned pregnancy due to its long washout period.
Does Semaglutide interact with other medications?
Semaglutide's interactions with other medications are currently unknown, but your risk of getting low blood sugar may be higher if you're taking medicines that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin. Please consult a medical provider about possible interactions.