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Ozempic for Weight Loss
What is Ozempic?
Ozempic is an injectable form of semaglutide, which belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. This medication helps to lower blood sugar levels as well as aid in weight loss.
What is Ozempic used for?
Ozempic was originally formulated to treat type 2 diabetes but has since been FDA-approved as a medication to aid in weight loss in adults who are overweight or obese.
How does Ozempic work?
Ozempic works by mimicking the activity of the GLP-1 hormone, which helps to suppress appetite and lower food intake. It can also help promote the feeling of fullness by slowing the rate at which food is absorbed into the bloodstream.
How is Ozempic administered?
Ozempic is administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week. This injection is self-administered and relatively painless. Your Provider will walk you through each step of the process and demonstrate proper injection technique prior to your first dose.
What are the side effects of Ozempic?
Many of our clients see little to no side effects from this drug when taken properly. However, some common side effects of Ozempic include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. Other possible side effects may include headache, dizziness, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your progress will be monitored closely by your provider and, if needed, adjustments in your medication can be made to decrease side effects.
How long does it take for Ozempic to start working?
Ozempic is designed to start working within a few hours after the first dose. Many patients begin to see results after just a few weeks of treatment and this weight loss will continue until you have reached your goals. At this point, you and your provider will discuss weight maintenance options.
How much does Ozempic cost?
The cost of Ozempic can vary depending on factors such as dosage, insurance coverage, and pharmacy pricing. Your La Chelé provider will work with you to determine if your prescription will be covered by insurance and recommend the most cost effective pharmacies.
What are the benefits of taking Ozempic?
Ozempic has been shown to promote steady weight loss and appetite control in patients who are overweight or obese. In addition, many patients see improvement in overall health and are able to take control of other medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Is Ozempic safe to use for weight loss?
Ozempic is considered safe when used as prescribed and monitored by a Medical Provider. At La Chelé we believe in the importance of personalized treatment plans and concierge medical care which is why our dedicated weight loss team is here to help you through every step of your weight loss journey. Before starting Ozempic for weight loss, it’s important to talk to a healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits based on individual health status and medical history.
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