WHAT IS SEMAGLUTIDE?
Semaglutide is an FDA-approved weight loss injection. By mimicking a hormone in the body, Semaglutide increases insulin secretion while slowing down how fast your stomach empties food. This suppresses your appetite, so you feel full longer, helping you eat less and lose weight.
The drug was initially approved in 2017 at a lower dose to help control blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. People taking Semaglutide for blood sugar control lose weight as an additional benefit. After studying a higher amount of the medication in people without Type 2 diabetes, the FDA approved Semaglutide for weight loss in qualified adults.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SEMAGLUTIDE WEIGHT-LOSS INJECTION?
Semaglutide is the first of its kind as a safe and highly effective hormone-based weight loss medication.
Some of the health benefits associated with Semaglutide include the following:
In clinical trials, Semaglutide helped most recipients lose 10% of their body weight. More than half of them reduced their weight by 15%, the amount that most healthcare professionals say can help reduce the risk for future chronic illnesses.
HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR SEMAGLUTIDE INJECTIONS?
Just like with any medication, there are certain criteria that must be met before being prescribed Semaglutide. To be a successful candidate, you must either (1) have a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or higher while also having a coinciding weight-related ailment, or (2) have a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher.
WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE SEMAGLUTIDE SHOT?
Thyroid cancer or if someone in your family had thyroid cancer. An unusual or allergic reaction to semaglutide, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Breast-feeding.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?
Not everyone will experience side effects, but if you do, you should let the study staff know.
The most commonly reported side effects are stomach and gut problems. These may include feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting), diarrhea, upset stomach, low appetite, pain in stomach area and constipation.
These side effects are usually mild or moderate. They are most likely to happen when you first start taking the study medicine and are likely to decrease or disappear entirely as you continue through the study.
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