Medication Series: How does Ozempic Work?

While weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and tolerance for side effects of these medications is still being researched. 

Ozempic has emerged as a potential game-changer, catching the attention of not only individuals seeking effective weight management, but also healthcare professionals aiming to combat obesity-related health issues. Originally developed as a diabetes medication, Ozempic, with its active ingredient semaglutide, has shown remarkable weight-loss results for many. 

Appetite Suppression

Ozempic works by stimulating the GLP-1 receptors in the brain, which in turn leads to reduced appetite and increased feelings of fullness. By curbing cravings and promoting satiety, Ozempic empowers users to make healthier dietary choices, ultimately contributing to their weight loss journey. 

When Does Weight Loss Start?

Patients prescribed Ozempic usually take it once per week, the same day every week. Patients can expect to see weight loss after several weeks of taking Ozempic. Weight loss amounts depend on dosage and a patient's starting weight. 

Considerations and Consultation 

While Ozempic holds promise as a weight loss aid, it's important to approach its use with careful consideration. Potential side effects, including gastrointestinal discomfort and potential interactions with other medications, should be discussed with a doctor-supervised medical weight loss program. "Keep in mind that if a patient is successful with weight loss medications, it is important to continue that medication in order to maintain the lost weight” says Dr. Channing Chin, bariatric surgeon at New York Bariatric Group. Ozempic's emergence as a weight loss drug presents an exciting opportunity for individuals struggling with excess weight and its myriad health implications.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader 

New York Bariatric Group’s doctor-supervised medical weight loss program is committed to patient safety and well-being. Patients benefit from regular monitoring and follow-up appointments. This ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and any changes in their health status. It ensures that the weight loss journey is personalized and optimized for each individual, leading to more effective outcomes.

New York Bariatric Group is a leader in long-term weight-loss solutions. Their bariatric practice is the best around and they have the numbers to prove it:

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 36,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

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Medication Series: How does Ozempic Work?


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