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Weight Loss Medicine Semaglutide Dosing Schedule

Semaglutide Weekly Injections

Semaglutide is the FDA-Approved active ingredient used in Wegovy® and Ozempic®. It has helped thousands of people lose and maintain weight loss in combination with diet and exercise.  At BMI Doctors, our team of expert doctors will carefully personalize and prescribe a Semaglutide weight loss dosing schedule just for you.

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Semaglutide Injection Dosing Plan

Semaglutide Dosing Plan
The Semaglutide you may be prescribed is a generic compounded medication and is not associated with the Novo Nordisk™ company or the brand-name medications Wegovy® or Ozempic®.
The Semaglutide you may be prescribed is a generic compounded medication and is not associated with the Novo Nordisk™ company or the brand-name medications Wegovy® or Ozempic®.

Understanding Your Semaglutide Dosage Plan

Semaglutide is a medication for type 2 diabetes and weight loss. It’s a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which helps increase insulin secretion and reduce glucose production in the liver. This leads to better glucose control in patients.

Semaglutide Dosing

The recommended starting Semaglutide dose for weight loss is 0.25 mg once weekly, administered via subcutaneous injection. It can be increased to 0.5 mg, 1.0 mg, or 1.5 mg once weekly based on individual tolerance and glucose control.
However, the exact dosage for you will depend on several factors:
  • Individual needs and response: Your doctor will personalize your dose based on your weight, health history, and response to the medication.
  • Tolerability and side effects: Starting at a lower dose and increasing gradually helps minimize potential side effects.
  • Ongoing monitoring and adjustments: Your doctor will monitor your progress and adjust your dose as needed to ensure the best results and minimize side effects.

Side Effects of Semaglutide

As with any medication, semaglutide can cause fatigue and other  side effects. Some of the most common ones include:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels)
  • Injection site reactions
Remember, open communication is key. Discuss any side effects you experience with your healthcare team who can adjust your dosage or offer guidance to manage them effectively.
Less common but serious side effects like pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), and thyroid cancer have been observed in clinical trials. However, these side effects are rare. Your doctor will thoroughly assess your medical history and potential risks before prescribing Semaglutide, ensuring your safety remains the top priority.

Research Backed, Doctor Guided

Our dosing protocols are grounded in extensive research, referencing studies like:
We prioritize evidence-based practices combined with personalized care.

What to Do if You Miss a Dose

Missed a dose? No problem! Here’s what to do if you forget to take your Semaglutide medication:
  • Within a few days: Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Close to the next dose: Skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
  • Never double dose: This increases the risk of side effects.
  • Monitor for side effects: Pay attention to any side effects after missing or taking a delayed dose.
If you’re unsure or frequently miss doses, don’t hesitate to reach out to our doctors for guidance on improving adherence.

Beyond Semaglutide Dosing: Supporting Your Success

Remember, weight loss medications are not a cure-all and should not be used as a substitute for lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. This is why you’ll have a dedicated team of experts working with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Your board-certified doctor and pharmacist will fine-tune your dosage, monitor your response through regular blood work (including a 6-month checkup), and provide ongoing support every step of the way. This collaborative, continuous process ensures you’re making safe and steady progress toward optimal health.
Ready to take control of your weight and your health? Get started with BMI Doctors today!
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