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Semaglutide is the active ingredient in the brand medications Wegovy, Ozempic, and Rybelsus. Semaglutide can be used to help treat type 2 diabetes, as well as helping people with weight management.
Semaglutide is a medication that works by mimicking the GLP-1 protein in your body. By mimicking GLP-1, it can help deliver certain effects including increased insulin release, less glucagon release, slowing how fast food can leave your stomach, and making you feel less hungry. For people who are trying to lose weight, these effects may combine to help them eat fewer calories and ultimately lose extra weight.
Semaglutide lozenges: When using a Semaglutide lozenge, you will likely be instructed to use one every day, once a day, at approximately the same time. This is a sublingual lozenge, so you will not swallow the lozenge, but let it slowly dissolve under your tongue to help with the absorption of the medication. It is also important to know that you will want to combine your Semaglutide treatment with increased physical activity and a healthy reduced calorie diet for the best results. Semaglutide injection: When using a Semaglutide injection, you will likely be instructed to inject once a week. Clean your injection site and the top of your medication vial with a sterile alcohol pad. The recommended injection sites include your upper leg, upper arm, or stomach (avoiding your navel by at least 2 inches). Using a clean needle and syringe, draw out your prescribed dose into the syringe. Insert the needle straight into your skin and slowly press the plunger until all of the medication has been delivered. Then, carefully remove the needle by lifting it out straight, and dispose of the needle in a sharps container. It is also important to know that you will want to combine your Semaglutide treatment with increased physical activity and a healthy reduced calorie diet for the best results.
Once Semaglutide is in your system, you may start feeling the effects of being less hungry, or feeling like your food is staying in your stomach for longer. However, these effects may take a little longer for some people to feel. If you are using Semaglutide for weight loss, be patient, since even if the medication is helping you consume fewer calories, it may take many weeks or months to physically see changes.
How often you use your Semaglutide will depend on the route you are using. For injectable Semaglutide, you will be on a once-a-week injection regimen. For oral Semaglutide lozenges, you will be using the lozenges once daily.
Before starting Semaglutide, you should let your doctor know about any weight-related diseases or problems you are currently experiencing (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes). You should also let your doctor know about any gastrointestinal issues or diseases you are dealing with, since Semaglutide may also come along with gastrointestinal side effects. Let your doctor know about a history of thyroid cancer, glandular tumors, diabetic ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, kidney disease, or diabetic eye problems.
While you are taking semaglutide, you may want to avoid other medications in the same class of drugs (GLP-1 agonists). Your doctor may also ask about other medications that you are using that can decrease your blood glucose levels, like diabetes medications. You may want to avoid high-fat foods, foods with lots of added sugar, trans and saturated fats, processed carbohydrates, and foods with high sodium. Not only may these foods hinder your weight loss and health goals, but they may bring more digestive discomfort while you are using Semaglutide.
The most common side effects of Semaglutide involve your digestion and gastrointestinal tract. Burping, bloating, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, or symptoms that feel like a stomach flu may occur. Other common side effects may include headache, dizziness, tiredness, and low blood sugar levels in people who have diabetes. For a full list of the possible side effects of Semaglutide, including the less common but more serious side effects, look at the patient safety information and the Semaglutide package information.
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