SEM, semaglutide, GLP1, weight loss medication

Popular Now: What is Semaglutide?

1. Semaglutide is a type of GLP-1 that is commonly used as a diabetic medicine but has also been approved for weight loss.

2. Who can use it? Anyone who does not have a history of pancreatitis, thyroid cancer, MEN syndrome, or renal failure.

3. How to use it? It comes as an injection, and you need to administer it in the subcutaneous (SC) area once a week, preferably on the same day each week. The dose is titrated monthly; depending on tolerance, we can go up to a maximum dose of 2.4 mg.

4. Blood tests – You need to do blood tests based on need, but in most cases, they are done after the first month and then as needed based on symptoms. If a patient experiences more nausea, they are more likely to get blood tests.

5. Can it lower blood sugar? No, it does not lower blood sugar. In general, we do not need to monitor blood sugar in most patients. However, some individuals may experience low blood sugar episodes if they are on other medications that can lower blood sugar.

6. Can it lead to hair loss? Weight loss itself can lead to hair loss, but some patients may notice a significant increase in hair loss after using these medications.

7. How expensive are they? They can be pricey if your insurance does not cover them. However, we  obtaining them from compounding pharmacies at much lower prices.

8. Do they need to be refrigerated? Until recently, we were told to refrigerate them. However, more and more companies no longer insist on it. Still, given how expensive they are, it may be better to refrigerate them to avoid any potential loss of effectiveness.

9. What should I expect after the injection? You can expect decreased hunger, cravings, and a reduced desire for alcohol. Some people may feel nausea and a slight decrease in energy.

10. To learn more about this medicine and how to use it, please contact us at 317-548-466 or text us at 317-650-3501 to schedule a FREE consultation.


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