Semaglutide is a FDA approved is an injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)
agonist that's administered once weekly for obesity.
GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins, hormones released by your small intestine, are sent out by your body after you've eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar. It also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying).
The result of these actions causes you to feel full, lowering your appetite and
causing you to lose weight. Medications like GLP-1 agonists are referred to as incretin mimetics since they "mimic" these effects.
You'll give yourself the injection once a week on the same day each week. It can be done at any time of day, and you can take it with or without food.
WE WILL START YOU AT 0.25 MG ONCE WEEKLY AND ADJUST AS NEEDED.
THE GOAL IS TO LOSE 1-2 LBS/WEEK AND AT THE LEAST EFFECTIVE DOSING.
PLEASE CHECK IN WITH YOUR PROVIDER FOR QUESTIONS ON INCREASING YOUR DOSE!
0 5MG 19UNITS
2 MG 75UNITS
For refills, please schedule a follow-up weight management appointment. An appointment is required for refills, so we can do an examination and weight check-in.