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Drive Wellness Now Offers Oral Semaglutide for Weight Management

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We are thrilled to inform our patients that Drive Wellness is now providing oral semaglutide as a weight management alternative! Adults with obesity or excess weight have found that oral semaglutide, a prescription medicine, helps them lose weight and keep it off.

What is oral semaglutide?

An agonist of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor is oral semaglutide. An naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1 aids in controlling insulin levels, blood sugar, and hunger. The mechanism of action of oral semaglutide is to imitate the actions of GLP-1, which can lower blood sugar, promote feelings of fullness, and decrease hunger.

How is oral semaglutide different from other weight loss medications?

The first GLP-1 receptor agonist that has received FDA approval and is marketed as a pill is oral semaglutide. It is only possible to obtain other GLP-1 receptor agonists as injections. For individuals searching for a convenient and efficient weight-loss medicine, oral semaglutide can be an excellent choice.

Is oral semaglutide right for me?

Some people should not use oral semaglutide. During your appointment, the appropriateness of taking oral semaglutide will be discussed. If you have a history of pancreatitis or if medullary thyroid cancer runs in your family or in your personal history, you might not be able to take oral semaglutide.

What are the side effects of oral semaglutide?

Oral semaglutide side effects most frequently include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and stomach pain. Most of the time, these side effects are minor and disappear on their own in a few weeks.

If you are interested in learning more about oral semaglutide, please contact Drive Wellness today to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider.