Ozempic can decrease appetite by interacting with the GLP-1 receptors in the brain. GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that regulates insulin secretion and glucose metabolism, but it also plays a role in controlling hunger and satiety. When Ozempic activates the GLP-1 receptors in the brain, it helps signal the body that it is full, which can lead to a decrease in appetite and, in some cases, weight loss.
SEMAGLUTIDE (SEM a GLOO tide) treats type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing insulin levels in your body, which decreases your blood sugar (glucose). It also reduces the amount of sugar released into the blood and slows down your digestion. It can also be used to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
What may interact with this medicine?
- Other medications for diabetes Many medications may cause changes in blood sugar, these include:
- Alcohol containing beverages
- Antiviral medications for HIV or AIDS
- Aspirin and aspirin-like medications
- Certain medications for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat