Ozempic for Weight Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

Ozempic is a once-weekly prescription medication used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It can also be used for weight loss when combined with diet and exercise.
Ozempic works by increasing the amount of insulin your body produces after meals, while also decreasing the amount of glucose released from the liver into the bloodstream. This helps to keep your blood sugar levels balanced throughout the day.
Yes, an injection is necessary for taking Ozempic as it cannot be taken orally. The injection comes in a pre-filled pen device that delivers a single dose per week, which makes it easy and convenient to use at home or on the go.
Common side effects associated with using Ozempic include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Most of these symptoms are mild and do not last long but if they persist or become severe you should contact your healthcare provider right away for advice on how to manage them safely.
Studies have shown that when used alongside diet and exercise, patients who take Ozempic may experience up to 5% more weight loss than those who only follow lifestyle changes alone over a period of 6 months or more.