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Ozempic’s Diabetes Medicine Could Help with Weight Loss

The news these days is filled with women obsessed with taking risks to lose and maintain weight, as was the case here. Social media is blowing up with one particular brand called Ozempic, which the FDA has proved as diabetes medication. The medicine was originally approved to treat diabetes 2, chronic conditions, and obesity. Recently, it has been proven for weight loss too. Some said after they have taken this medication from their doctor’s prescription, they dropped pounds as desired and quickly.

ICYMI, Ozempic is an FDA-approved prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, explains Natasha Bhuyan, MD, a family medicine physician with One Medical.

It, however, also has many side effects of taking this medication, such as abdominal pains, and those with thyroid concerns shouldn’t take it. Of course, it leads to an impact on the body and face, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, an associate professor of dermatology and the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai said.

These drug prices are cheaper in Mexico and Canada than USA as usual, and people have tried to get their medications there despite increased risk.

Ozempic is a weekly injection designed to improve blood sugar control. Its active ingredient semaglutide mimics the action of a hormone naturally found in the body that stimulates insulin release after you eat called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). The extra insulin helps lower blood sugar and prevent spikes. GLP-1 also signals fullness, helping to suppress appetite and reduce food intake.

Semaglutide, sold under the brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus, is an antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and as an anti-obesity medication for weight loss management, developed by Novo Nordisk in 2012

Basically, Ozempic works by slightly elevating metabolic rate and increasing fat burning from fat cells, says Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D., a professor of cell biology and physiology at Brigham Young University who studies metabolic function and co-founder of HLTH codes, according to the Women’s Health magazine.

Before taking this Semaglutide, all things to be considered, are allergies, age, and the status of pregnancy, and if you are taking these medications, you shouldn’t take the Semaglutide as well. According to Mayo Clinic,

  • Chloroquine
  • Chlorpropamide
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Delafloxacin
  • Enoxacin
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Gemifloxacin
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Gliquidone
  • Glyburide
  • Grepafloxacin
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Insulin
  • Insulin Aspart, Recombinant
  • Insulin Bovine
  • Insulin Degludec
  • Insulin Detemir
  • Insulin Glulisine
  • Insulin Lispro, Recombinant
  • Levofloxacin
  • Lomefloxacin
  • Metformin
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Nateglinide
  • Norfloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Repaglinide
  • Sparfloxacin
  • Tolazamide
  • Tolbutamide
  • Trovafloxacin

While this is a treatment that can help many Americans, a regular diet and exercise is still one of the best ways to lose and maintain a healthy weight.

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