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Ozempic

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Ozempic is a highly effective injectable medical weight-loss medication. At Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, we use Ozempic for Phoenix patients looking to lose weight effectively without any need for surgery. Ozempic is paired with changes in diet and exercise for optimal results. This treatment process helps patients lose 10% to 18% of their body weight.

How Does Ozempic Work?

It can be very challenging to lose weight and keep it off with just dieting and regular exercise. Ozempic makes it possible to achieve these goals without the struggle.

Ozempic is an FDA-approved semaglutide injectable medication. It is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist. It works similarly to the natural GLP-1 in the body, which causes disruption of the hypothalamus and other hunger centers in the brain. This results in a reduction in hunger, appetite, and cravings. In addition, it slows down the stomach’s emptying rate, prolonging feelings of fullness.

It can be very challenging to lose weight and keep it off with just dieting and regular exercise. Ozempic makes it possible to achieve these goals without the struggle.

Ozempic is an FDA-approved semaglutide injectable medication. It is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist. It works similarly to the natural GLP-1 in the body, which causes disruption of the hypothalamus and other hunger centers in the brain. This results in a reduction in hunger, appetite, and cravings. In addition, it slows down the stomach’s emptying rate, prolonging feelings of fullness.

Am I a Good Candidate for Ozempic?

Patients with a BMI of 30 or higher are ideal candidates for Ozempic. If you have weight-related or obesity-related health issues, you may be an excellent candidate for this treatment. Candidates must not be allergic to semaglutide and must be willing to follow healthy lifestyle recommendations.

You are not an ideal candidate for Ozempic if you have:

 

  • A family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • A history of pancreatitis

Patients are not eligible for Ozempic if they are:

 

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Below 12 years old

Our Patients Get Results

Our medically trained weight-loss specialists will design a personalized plan based on your unique goals & needs.

Your Medical Consultation

An experienced weight-loss expert will listen to your concerns and goals during your consultation. A physical examination and medical evaluation will be completed before recommending any treatment option. You will be asked about various lifestyle factors and all past weight-reduction attempts.

After verifying that you are suitable for Ozempic prescription medication, a treatment plan will be created and discussed with you in great detail. All your questions will be answered during your consultation.

You will be informed about potential minor side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. If you experience any of these side effects, make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. 

What Is the Ozempic Weight-Loss Process Like?

The Ozempic weight-loss process is simple. The appropriate dosage of Ozempic will be injected once a week. The needle used is tiny and essentially painless. Ozempic doesn’t work by itself—you should follow the diet and exercise recommendations according to the treatment plan for optimal results. 

How Much Does Ozempic Cost?

The cost of Ozempic varies based on your dosage and duration of treatment, along with a number of other factors. Price can be discussed during your consultation. 

Contact Us to Learn More

If you have questions about Ozempic in Phoenix, visit Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Contact us today to set up an appointment! 

Ozempic Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common side effects of Ozempic?

Common side effects of an Ozempic injection may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. These tend to be mild and improve over time. However, if you are experiencing severe or persistent reactions, consult your healthcare provider.

How effective is Ozempic in controlling blood sugar?

Ozempic is highly effective in controlling blood sugar levels. It belongs to a class of medications known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, which stimulate insulin release and reduce glucagon secretion. This leads to improved blood sugar control, often resulting in lower HbA1c levels.

Can Ozempic be used for weight loss?

Yes, Ozempic has been associated with weight loss in some people. While it’s primarily used to manage blood sugar in individuals with type 2 diabetes, it may also promote weight loss due to its impact on appetite control and reduced calorie intake.

Is Ozempic safe to use during pregnancy?

Ozempic weight loss is not recommended for pregnant people. It is essential to discuss any plans for pregnancy or pregnancy-related concerns with your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on suitable alternatives for managing diabetes during pregnancy.

How is Ozempic different from other GLP-1 agonists?

Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, sets itself apart from other GLP-1 agonists due to its extended duration of action. While most GLP-1 agonists require daily dosing, Ozempic offers the convenience of once-weekly injections. This prolonged release allows consistent blood sugar control and appetite suppression throughout the week.

Additionally, Ozempic has demonstrated effectiveness in weight management, making it a compelling choice for individuals with type 2 diabetes who want to control their blood sugar and achieve weight loss. Its unique dosing schedule and dual benefits make Ozempic a distinctive option within the GLP-1 agonist class.

Can I take Ozempic with other diabetes medications?

As a disclaimer, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center will not offer Ozempic if you are displaying symptoms or have a history of hypoglycemia, or low blood pressure.

While Ozempic can be combined with other diabetes medications, such as insulin and metformin, you need to monitor your blood sugar especially if you take medicines in higher doses. Because you’re potentially taking two treatments that may lower blood sugar levels even further, your health may be at risk.

Your primary healthcare provider will determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Always follow your doctor’s recommendations.

Are there any dietary restrictions while using Ozempic?

While there are no strict dietary restrictions, it’s essential to follow a balanced and healthy diet as recommended by your healthcare provider. Semaglutide Ozempic weight loss treatments can help control appetite, which may assist in making healthier food choices.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Ozempic?

If you miss a scheduled dose of Ozempic, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s close to the time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Never take extra doses to make up for a missed one.

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