Have you lost weight in the past only to have it return? Semaglutide may be able to help you lose weight and keep it off.

For adults with obesity or some adults with excess weight and weight-related medical problems, along with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity

Who can take Semaglutide?

What Is Semaglutide (GLP-1)?

Semaglutide is an FDA-approved weight loss injection. It works by mimicking a hormone in the body, Semaglutide increases insulin secretion while slowing down how fast your stomach empties food. This suppresses your appetite, so you feel full longer, helping you eat less and lose weight. Brand names of this product include Wegovy, Saxenda, Ozempic, among others.

GLP-1 is a physiological regulator of appetite and caloric intake, and the GLP-1 receptor is present in several areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation. The human body naturally produces the GLP-1 hormone when there is food in the stomach, reducing appetite while lowering blood sugars at the same time.

Dosing Semaglutide 2.5mg/mL 5mL vial

Month 1: 0.25mg weekly Inject: 0.1mL

Month 2: .5mg weekly Inject: 0.2mL

Month 3: 1mg weekly Inject: 0.4mL

Month 4: 1.5mg weekly Inject: 0.6mL

Month 5: 2mg weekly Inject: 0.8mL

Month 6: 2.5mg weekly Inject 1mL

The maintenance dose for Semaglutide is 2.5mg Some patients find that the 1mg dose works well for them and may choose to stay on this dose. This is the same with the 2mg dose. You can discuss your weight loss results with your provider at any time using our patient portal to decide what is best for you.

Revised 8/21/2023

What are the possible side effects of Semaglutide?

The most common side effects of Semaglutide may include: 

Semaglutide may cause serious side effects, including: