Semaglutide is in a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP-1 agonists work by stimulating your pancreas to increase insulin. This additional insulin causes the stomach to empty over a longer period of time.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like-peptide-1) receptor agonist used for weight loss. The
FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) recently approved semaglutide as a
prescription weight loss* aid.
When your stomach takes more time to empty itself of food, it sends signals of “fullness” to the
brain. This signal is sent throughout a larger portion of your day, even if you’re eating less food
than usual. The end result of this process is a powerful appetite suppression effect based on the
patient’s own natural insulin production.
A semaglutide regimen will also lead to healthier blood sugar levels, which can help you feel
more energetic throughout your day. Overall, a possible side effect may be fatigue as your body
relearns blood sugar levels. Stabilized and controlled blood sugar levels can also help improve
other areas of your overall health.
Common Side Effects:
● Elevated serum lipase
● Elevated serum amylase
*Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Diet and exercise may enhance weight loss