What is Ozempic? Ozempic semaglutide is a once-weekly injection used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ozempic is also used to lower the risk of major cardiovascular events like stroke, heart attack or death, for adults with type 2 diabetes who also have heart disease. Ozempic should be used along with diet and exercise. Ozempic should not be used for type 1 diabetes mellitus. Ozempic Semaglutide is not FDA approved for weight loss.
How does Ozempic work?
Ozempic is from a class of medicines called a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists (incretin mimetics).
Ozempic works by binding to GLP-1 receptors which stimulates insulin release from the pancreas when you need insulin, it also helps to reduce the amount of sugar released by your liver and slows down food leaving your stomach. The combination of these effects helps to lower your A1C and blood sugar levels, and may also help reduce your appetite.
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