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Semaglutide Treatment for Weight Loss

What is Semaglutide and how does it work?

Semaglutide is a medication belonging to the class of GLP-1 receptor agonists. It has several brand names, including Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy.

It mimics the action of the hormone glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which stimulates the pancreas to release insulin after meals, helps cells take up glucose, and promotes feelings of fullness. Additionally, semaglutide slows down the rate at which food leaves the stomach.

Pros of Semaglutide

Weight Loss: Semaglutide’s potent appetite-suppressing effects make it highly sought after for weight management.
  • ⁠Decreased blood pressure
  • Improved cardiovascular health.
  • Reduced triglycerides⁠
Blood sugar control

Considerations for Use

Semaglutide should not be used casually for quick weight loss. Long-term effects are still being studied, especially in non-diabetic individuals.
For obese patients, starting with diet and lifestyle changes is essential before considering medications like semaglutide.


•⁠ ⁠Concentration 1 mg/mL
•⁠ ⁠Starting dose 0.25 mL sublingually (under the tongue) once daily
•⁠ ⁠For best bioavailability, patients should hold under their tongue for 90 seconds
•⁠ ⁠Can be flavored to optimize patient experience

Concerns about other compounded forms of Semaglutide

The FDA has raised concerns about compounded semaglutide in various forms:

  • Nasal Spray: Compounded semaglutide in nasal spray form lacks FDA approval and may have safety risks.
  • DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide): Using DMSO as a solvent for semaglutide in compounded formulations raises concerns due to potential adverse effects.
  • ⁠Injections for Research Use: Compounded semaglutide for research purposes should be handled with caution, as its safety profile may differ from approved formulations.
  • Salt Forms: Compounded semaglutide in different salt forms may have varying efficacy and safety profiles.

Learn more from the FDA here.

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