In recent years, the FDA has approved several new drugs for the treatment of obesity. One of these drugs is semaglutide, which is a once-weekly self-injection for people who are obese or overweight.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that is structurally similar to native human GLP-1. It works by binding to the GLP-1 receptors in the brain and intestine, which leads to a decrease in appetite and food intake.
A recent study showed that semaglutide could help people lose up to 10% of their body weight. This is a significant amount of weight loss and it can be very helpful for people who are struggling to lose weight.
If you are considering using semaglutide for weight loss, it is important to know that it is a very safe and effective drug. However, you should always speak with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.
At Utah Family Pharmacy, we can help you find the right weight-loss medication for your needs.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide was initially approved for Type 2 diabetes but is now being prescribed for weight loss too.
Semaglutide works by slowing down the movement of food through the stomach and curbing appetite, which can result in weight loss.
In addition to curbing the appetite, semaglutide optimizes glucose control which helps the body use food for fuel rather than storing it as fat.
Semaglutide for Weight Loss
It is important to know that using semaglutide is intended to be a tool in a wellness journey that includes exercise, a healthy diet, and adequate sleep.
Our pharmacists are knowledgeable about the latest weight loss medications and can work with you and your healthcare provider to determine if semaglutide or another medication is the best option for you. We can also provide advice on lifestyle changes and offer support to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. In addition to weight loss medications, we also offer various other pharmacy services, including medication management, prescription refills, and immunizations. We aim to help you and your family stay healthy and informed about your health.
If you are interested in learning more about semaglutide or other weight loss medications, or if you have any questions about our pharmacy services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always here to help.