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What does semaglutide injection do?

Semaglutide injection is in a class of medications called incretin mimetics. It works by helping the pancreas to release the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Insulin helps move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy.


Is semaglutide injection good for weight loss?

The findings of this cohort study suggest that semaglutide is clinically effective for weight loss at 3 and 6 months for people with overweight or obesity.

How long do you stay on semaglutide for weight loss?

The FDA recommends that the dosage of semaglutide medication must be increased to its effective level of 2.4 mg during the 16 to 20 weeks of the therapy to include its weight loss benefits and other advantages and to reduce the impact of common side effects like gastrointestinal disorders.

Do you lose weight in first week of semaglutide?

Once the body gets used to the drug, patients can expect weight loss results within the first 4 weeks of taking medication.

How much water should I drink with semaglutide?

It is very important for you to drink plenty of fluids while taking Semaglutide so that you remain well hydrated. You should drink enough fluid so that your urine is clear to light yellow in color. Drink at least half a gallon of water daily.

Does semaglutide slow your metabolism?

Semaglutide was associated with less hunger and food cravings, better control of eating and a lower preference for high‐fat foods. Resting metabolic rate (RMR), adjusted for lean body mass, can be tested between treatments (RMR TEST).

How do I get a semaglutide prescription for weight loss?

Call or email our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lubin. Lab work is required. We can draw your labs in office at the time of your visit (must be at least 6 hours fasting) or we will provide lab order and you can take the order to your preferred lab. Once your results are available, Dr. Lubin will review them with you on your follow up visit and discuss treatment options.

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