Semaglutide FAQ

FDA Approved Ozempic/Wegovy/Semaglutide
• Physician weight loss program
• Lose up to 2-4 pounds per week
• Reduces appetite and cravings
• Safe and effective
• One weekly injection

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W H A T   I S    S E M A G L U T I D E ?

Semaglutide is a revolutionary GLP-1 receptor agonist that was originally developed for patients with Type 2 diabetes, but when providers and pharmaceutical developers noticed how much weight their patients were losing, they began to study semaglutide exclusively for weight loss. A series of clinical trials known as the STEP clinical trials demonstrated that almost 90% of patients lost 5% or more of their body weight. There is no other weight loss drug on the market that compares. In June of 2022, the FDA approved semaglutide for weight loss.

H O W    D O E S    S E M A G L U T I D E    W O R K ?

Semaglutide acts like GLP-1 (a gut hormone) to:

  • Increase insulin production
  • Decrease glucagon synthesis
  • Delay gastric emptying
  • Suppress hunger. It signals your brain that you are full so you can lose weight without feeling like you are depriving yourself.

W H A T    A R E   P O T E N T I A L.   S I D E   E F F E C T S ?

  • Commonly reported GI side effects – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain
  • Site reactions
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

W H O    I S.   N O T   A    C A N D I D A T E    F O R    S E M A G L U T I D E    A T   

 P H Y S I C I A N S    R E H A B I L I T A T I O N ?

  • < 18 years old
  • Pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypersensitivity to semaglutide or any components of this medication Personal or family
  • history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • History of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome
  • History of pancreatitis
  • End stage renal disease (on dialysis)
  • Family history of thyroid cancers
  • Type 2 diabetic patients that are on insulin or a sulfonylurea
  • Patients with diabetic retinopathy
  • Patients with that are on several antihypertensive medications

W H O    I S    A    C A N D I D A T E ?

  • Everyone else*

*Health history, medications, and body weight information will be carefully reviewed by a licensed provider to determine each candidate’s eligibility.

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