Frequently Asked Questions
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an injectable medication that was originally created for diabetes. It acts on the glucagon like peptide receptor-1 in the hypothalamus and hindbrain portions of the brain to make patients feel full. In so doing, it significantly reduces patients’ appetites causing them to lose significant amounts of weight.
How long does it take for Semaglutide to start working?
Clinical studies done on Semaglutide have shown that those who take it begin to feel the effects shortly after their first dose and start experiencing weight loss within the first two weeks.
However, it’s important to note that the results will vary depending on how much weight you have to lose, how rigorously you stick to the program, and also adhering to a healthy dietary and exercise regimen.
Weight loss can take time so it’s important to focus on consistent results instead of seeking out a quick fix. You’ll see the best results when your Semaglutide treatment in combined with heathy diet and exercise.
How does Semaglutide work for weight loss?
GLP-1 agonists like Semaglutide help to control your blood sugar, but people taking them also tend to lose weight. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food (called gastric emptying). And in addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar (glucagon). Together, these functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less food and lose more weight.
Semaglutide is used as a long-term weight loss treatment in addition to a healthy diet and exercise to help promote weight loss.
Is Semaglutide safe?
Semaglutide is an FDA-approved injectable weight loss medication. Compared to other medications on the market, it may help you lose more weight. It takes a few months to reach the target dose, and you may experience side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. But they usually subside after a few weeks of using the medication.
What is the dosage of Semaglutide?
At first, 0.25 milligrams (mg) injected under the skin once a week for 4 weeks. Your doctor may increase your dose every 4 weeks. However, the dose is usually not more than 2.4 mg once a week.
Is Semaglutide covered by my insurance?
No. Semaglutide is not covered by insurance for people who are not diabetic type 2. However, you can get this medication as part of our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
The amount of weight you can expect to lose will depend on your individual circumstances, including your starting weight and lifestyle habits. In clinical trials, patients lost an average of 15% of their body weight over a period of several months.