What is Ozempic and Why is it So Popular?

If you’re looking for ways to lose weight, you may have come across Ozempic. It’s seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years, with countless news articles and social media posts speculating which celebrities have been using it to lose weight. 

In fact, the likes of Tracy Morgan, Sharon Osborne and many more have spoken out about their use of Ozempic for weight loss. 

But what exactly is Ozempic, and why is it getting so much attention? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog post. Read on to learn all about Ozempic, why it’s so popular, the potential downsides, and how to take it. 

What Exactly is Ozempic?

Ozempic, scientifically known as Semaglutide, is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Authority (EMA) and the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. 

It belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin release, slowing down stomach emptying, and reducing appetite.

What is Ozempic Used For?

Ozempic is prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes to help lower blood sugar levels and improve glycemic control. 

However, more and more people are beginning to use Semaglutide for reasons other than diabetes management - such as weight loss. In countries where Semaglutide is not yet available as Wegovy, it is used off-label for weight management in those with and without diabetes. 

This medication is also approved for reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes and established heart disease. 

So, to summarise, Ozempic is used for:

  1. Diabetes management
  2. Reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues
  3. Weight management 

Why Do So Many People Take Ozempic?

Ozempic is extremely popular due to its dual benefits - it can effectively manage type 2 diabetes and aid in weight loss. 

Clinical trials have shown that Ozempic not only helps lower blood sugar levels but also leads to significant weight loss. This combination of benefits makes it an attractive option for those struggling with both diabetes and obesity.

Ozempic is also a popular choice due to its convenience. You only have to take it once a week, which makes it simple and easy to use. It’s a low-risk option, and the pros far outweigh the cons. 

Many people have seen the positive results Ozempic has had on influencers and celebrities, which has encouraged them to try this medication for themselves.

 

Does Ozempic Have Any Downsides?

In short, yes - Ozempic can have potential downsides. Like any medication, Semaglutide can cause side effects. Some common side effects of Ozempic may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain

Although most side effects are considered mild and tolerable, in rare cases, it could increase the risk of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) usually through the development of gallstones. 

There has previously been speculation that Semaglutide can increase the risk of thyroid cancer - however, there is no evidence to suggest this. If you have a personal history of a specific thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or family history of a rare genetic syndrome called multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) you will not be eligible for treatment.

To reduce the risk of side effects, take the medication exactly as prescribed, and don’t hesitate to ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions. Other ways to minimise potential side effects include:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Regularly check your blood sugar levels 
  • Maintain a balanced diet (e.g fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains) 
  • Engage in regular physical activity 

Throughout your Semaglutide journey, it’s important to regularly check in with your doctor. When you opt for weight loss medication with Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic, expect regular check-ins to ensure you’re on the right track and to address and minimise side effects. 

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How Do I Take Ozempic?

This medication is typically administered as a once-weekly injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) - so when you receive the medication, you simply inject it under your skin once a week. 

The best places to inject it include:

  • Your abdomen
  • The front of your thighs

Ensure that you rotate your exact injection site every week. Your dosage may vary depending on your unique needs and your response to treatment. Be sure to follow the prescribed dosing instructions provided by your healthcare provider. 

When taking Semaglutide, it’s also important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. This will help to complement the effects of the medication, whether it be for managing diabetes or promoting weight loss. 

Where Can I Find Weight Loss Medication?

If you’re looking for Ozempic, you will need to consult with a healthcare professional. At Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic, we offer weight loss medications Mounjaro and Wegovy. 

Wegovy contains the same active ingredient as Ozempic - semaglutide. It’s important to opt for a reputable provider before opting for this medication - always check that the company or clinic has the relevant certifications or accreditations. Likewise, always follow the advice of your prescriber to minimise side effects. 

To get started, simply fill out an enquiry form. We can provide you with ongoing care throughout your weight-loss journey, helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

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