Semaglutide Weight Loss

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Semaglutide Weight Loss

Do you know oral semaglutide (Rybelsus) can help you lose weight? There is strong evidence that shows that Wegovy indeed helps lose weight when combined with a good diet and healthy lifestyle. Is Rybelsus just as effective as Wegovy and Ozempic? 

 

In today’s article, we are going to talk about semaglutide medications, both injection and oral drugs. If you are interested in losing weight with semaglutide, please contact Weight Loss Clinic today. 

 

What is semaglutide?

 

Semaglutide is a medication that is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and weight management. It is a synthetic version of a natural hormone called GLP-1, which helps to lower blood sugar levels and reduce appetite.

 

Semaglutide works by increasing the amount of insulin that is released, lowering the amount of glucagon that is released, and delaying the emptying of the stomach. This helps to lower blood sugar levels, reduce hunger, and decrease food intake. Semaglutide may also improve other health factors, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation.

 

Types of semaglutide medications for weight loss

Wegovy

This is the only brand of semaglutide that is approved by the FDA for chronic weight management. It is given as a weekly injection of 2.4 milligrams under the skin. It can help people lose up to 15% of their body weight in a year, according to clinical trials [1].

Ozempic

This is a brand of semaglutide that is approved by the FDA for type 2 diabetes and to prevent cardiovascular events in people with diabetes and heart disease. It is given as a weekly injection of 0.5 or 1 milligram under the skin. It can also help people lose some weight, but not as much as Wegovy.

Rybelsus

This is a brand of semaglutide that is approved by the FDA for type 2 diabetes. It is taken as a daily tablet of 7 or 14 milligrams by mouth. It can also help people lose some weight, but not as much as Wegovy or Ozempic.

How it works

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  • Follow Ups $250
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What is the difference between Ozempic, Mounjaro, and Wegovy?

 

  • FDA-approved uses: Wegovy is approved for chronic weight management in individuals with obesity or overweight and at least one weight-related comorbidity, while Ozempic and Mounjaro are approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • Dosage and administration: Wegovy is delivered as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection, whilst Ozempic and Mounjaro are commonly administered as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection.
  • Availability: Mounjaro and Ozempic have been on the market since 2017, while Wegovy was only given FDA approval in June 2021 and went on sale later that year.
  • Cost: Depending on the dosage and the patient’s insurance coverage, the price of these drugs may change. Wegovy, however, typically costs more than Mounjaro.

Benefits of semaglutide 

 

Semaglutide medications are used for different purposes, such as:

  • Controlling blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.
  • Helping with weight loss in people who are obese or overweight and at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes [2].
  • Semaglutide medications work by mimicking a natural hormone that lowers blood sugar levels and reduces appetite. They can improve other health factors, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation.

Side effects of Semaglutide 

Side effects of Semaglutide

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased appetite
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Semaglutide injections vs. tablets for weight loss

 

Semaglutide injections are given under the skin once a week. They come in two brands: Ozempic and Wegovy. Ozempic is approved for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction, while Wegovy is approved for weight management. The doses range from 0.25 to 2.4 milligrams per injection.

 

Semaglutide tablets are taken by mouth once a day. They come in one brand: Rybelsus. Rybelsus is approved for type 2 diabetes. The doses range from 3 to 14 milligrams per tablet.

 

A research review published in 2021 concluded that once-daily oral semaglutide (14 mg) offers the same or more efficacy for weight loss compared to semaglutide injections [3].

 

Is semaglutide effective for weight loss?

 

2.4 mg of semaglutide injection weekly can result in 10-15% weight loss over 68 weeks compared to placebo, which resulted in only 2-3%, a study revealed [4].

 

What is the best semaglutide for weight loss?

 

Based on clinical studies and research, Wegovy is considered the best semaglutide for weight loss. 

 

How long should I use semaglutide injections for weight loss?

 

In order to take advantage of the weight loss benefits and other advantages of semaglutide medication, as well as to lessen the impact of typical side effects such as gastrointestinal issues, the FDA advises that the dosage be increased to its effective level of 2.4 mg during the 16 to 20 weeks of the therapy.

 

What is the cost of semaglutide medications?

 

  • Wegovy: The average cost of Wegovy is about $1,300 per month without insurance.
  • Ozempic: The average cost of Ozempic is about $1100 per month without insurance.
  • Rybelsus: The average cost of Rybelsus is about $770 per month without insurance.

Semaglutide for weight loss near me

 

Weight Loss Clinic offers the best semaglutide for weight loss near me in Beverly Hills but can also come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.

References:

  1. John P.H. Wilding, Batterham RL, Calanna S, et al. Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adults with Overweight or Obesity. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2021;384(11):989-1002. doi:https://doi.org/10.1056/nejmoa2032183
  2. ohn P.H. Wilding, Batterham RL, Calanna S, et al. Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adults with Overweight or Obesity. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2021;384(11):989-1002. doi:https://doi.org/10.1056/nejmoa2032183
  3. Chubb, B., Gupta, P., Gupta, J. et al. Once-Daily Oral Semaglutide Versus Injectable GLP-1 RAs in People with Type 2 Diabetes Inadequately Controlled on Basal Insulin: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis. Diabetes Ther 12, 1325–1339 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-021-01034-w
  4. Ojeniran M, Dube B, Paige A, Ton J, Lindblad AJ. Semaglutide for weight loss. Can Fam Physician. 2021;67(11):842. doi:10.46747/cfp.6711842

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