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Semaglutide Injection: RxList Drug Information

Semaglutide is a prescription drug that is being used for weight management

Semaglutide is distinct from other weight loss treatments, such as Orlistat, due to its mechanism of action as a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist.

But what exactly does it mean to be a GLP-1 agonist? GLP-1 is a hormone naturally produced by the body, responsible for inducing a sense of satisfaction after meals. However, its effects are short-lived, which explains why we often experience hunger a few hours after eating. GLP-1 agonists belong to a class of medications that mimic the action of natural human GLP-1. This property of semaglutide is the reason why it can lead to weight loss by suppressing appetite, prolonging the feeling of fullness, and ultimately reducing overall calorie intake.

To summarize, GLP-1 is a hormone that provides a sense of satisfaction after meals but dissipates quickly, resulting in hunger. GLP-1 agonists, including semaglutide, mimic the effects of natural GLP-1, leading to reduced appetite, increased satiety, and subsequent weight loss.

When initiating treatment with this medication, it is common to experience an increase in appetite initially as your body adjusts. To manage this, we recommend using a smaller plate during the first few weeks to help your body adapt to the reduced appetite. Gradual changes are easier to embrace and incorporate into long-term habits.

If you no longer want to deal with the hunger pangs that come with depriving yourself of food, combining a healthy lifestyle with a dose of semaglutide is a promising solution. It comes in the form of oral tablets and once-a-week injections that can help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite and increasing your metabolism.

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Is Semaglutide Right For You?

It is one of the fastest growing weight loss therapy on the market today, but is it safe ? What are benefits as well as any side effects.
1Semaglutide is a drug originally developed for diabetes that was approved for weight loss in 2021
"Today's approval offers adults with obesity or overweight a beneficial new treatment option to incorporate into a weight management program," John Sharretts, deputy director of the Division of Diabetes, Lipid Disorders, and Obesity in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in the statement. "FDA remains committed to facilitating the development and approval of additional safe and effective therapies for adults with obesity or overweight."
2What are others saying (Pros/Cons) about this therapy?
Published articles like this one on give us a real user pros/cons experience from everyday people. Everyone reported weight loss, no longer obsessing about food, confidence and more energy. Side effects were common with constipation and nausea treated by home remedies or over the counter medication.
3What does it do?
By releasing more insulin and less glucagon, semaglutide ends up suppressing your appetite so that you don’t feel hungry as often. You can have a full stomach after having smaller food portions and without feeling the urge to snack. Individuals taking semaglutide also experience improvements in their weight level, waist circumference, BMI, blood pressure, and high blood sugar levels.
4How does it work?
Semaglutide injection is available as a liquid solution in a prefilled dosing pen for subcutaneous injection (under the skin). Typically, it is administered once a week, regardless of meals. It is important to inject semaglutide on the same day each week, at any time of the day. If needed, you can change the specific day of the week you use semaglutide, as long as there has been a gap of 2 or more days (48 or more hours) since your last dose. To ensure safe and effective usage, carefully follow the instructions provided on your prescription label. If you have any doubts or queries, consult your doctor or pharmacist for clarification. Remember to use semaglutide injection precisely as directed by your healthcare professional, without using more or less of it or increasing the frequency beyond your prescribed dosage.
5What does the government say?
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to semaglutide, albiglutide (Tanzeum; no longer available in the US), dulaglutide (Trulicity), exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta), liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza), lixisenatide (Adlyxin, in Soliqua), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in semaglutide injection. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. It is especially important to tell your doctor about all the medications you take by mouth because semaglutide may change the way your body absorbs these medications.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), diabetic retinopathy (damage to the eyes caused by diabetes), gallbladder disease, or kidney disease. Also tell your doctor if you have recently had diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting or if you cannot drink liquids by mouth, which may cause dehydration (loss of a large amount of body fluids).
  • tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant. Your doctor may tell you to stop using semaglutide injection for 2 months before a planned pregnancy.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using semaglutide injection, call your doctor.
  • ask your doctor what to do if there is a large change in your diet, exercise, or weight; or if you get sick, develop an infection or fever, experience unusual stress, or are injured. These changes and conditions can affect your blood sugar and the amount of semaglutide injection you may need.
  • you should know that your mental health may change in unexpected ways and you may become suicidal (thinking about harming or killing yourself or planning or trying to do so) while you are using semaglutide injection for weight loss. You, your family, or your caregiver should call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: depression; talking or thinking about wanting to hurt yourself or end your life; withdrawing from friends and family; preoccupation with death and dying; or any other unusual changes in behavior or mood. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows which symptoms may be serious so they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own.

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