Ozempic is a brand name for the medication Semaglutide, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide is a type of medication known as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.
It works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called GLP-1, which helps to lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin secretion, reducing glucagon secretion, and slowing down the rate at which the stomach empties itself.
Ozempic is usually administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week and is intended to be used alongside a healthy diet and exercise to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Only a qualified healthcare provider can issue a prescription for this weight management drug.