Ozempic (semaglutide) is an injectable medication that belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. It is primarily used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes, by promoting insulin secretion and slowing gastric emptying. However, studies have shown that Ozempic can also lead to weight loss in some patients.
In clinical trials, patients treated with Ozempic lost an average of 3-4% of their body weight, compared to those taking a placebo. The weight loss effect is more pronounced in patients who had a higher baseline body weight. It's important to note that, Ozempic should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise to achieve and maintain weight loss.
It's important to note that weight loss is not guaranteed and results may vary depending on the individual and their specific circumstances. Your doctor or healthcare provider can advise you on the best course of treatment and whether Ozempic is appropriate for you.