Semaglutide Is Becoming a Weight-Loss Aid

A decade ago, semaglutide, the chemical name for a drug called ozempic cena, was hailed as a health miracle for people who have diabetes or prediabetes. It slows digestion and signals your body that you’re full. It’s the kind of drug that can help you maintain a healthy weight, and it’s been prescribed to millions of people.

Now, it’s being prescribed for a new purpose: as a weight-loss aid. The drug’s popularity has rocketed in recent months, with celebrities from Elon Musk to Chelsea Handler talking about it on the air and social media. And the drug has become a hit with some people who don’t have diabetes or prediabetes: those who want to lose weight and feel better about themselves.

The Science Behind Ozempic: How It Works to Control Blood Sugar Levels

It’s important to remember that these drugs were developed for diabetes and obesity, not as a way to drop 10 pounds in three weeks. And there are plenty of people who struggle with those conditions and still need to shed pounds for their physical and emotional health.

Ozempic is injected under the skin, usually once a week. Your healthcare provider will show you where to inject it. You can inject it in your abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Make sure to inject the medicine into a clean injection site each time.

Before starting treatment, make sure to have an injection pen and injection needle in working order. Keep your injection pen in the refrigerator and protect it from light. You can also store it at room temperature. Keep it away from children and pets.