Do Ozempic Help You Lose Weight? (Scientific Explanation)

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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc., DN, CFT (Weight Loss Coach)
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Ozempic is a brand-name prescription medication to treat type 2 diabetes symptoms.

Its generic drug name is semaglutide. It is available as a single-use injectable pen form.

In 2017, The Food and Drug Administration of America approved Ozempic drug only to treat type 2 diabetes.Β 

Ozempic drug, along with eating well and exercising, can improve blood sugar and lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death in adults living with type 2 diabetes.

But this drug has become social media famous for weight loss. Even some doctors prescribe this drug off-label for weight management.

Off-label drug use means prescribing a drug for a purpose other than what it’s been approved for by the FDA.

So, the question is: Do Ozempic help you lose body fat?

The answer is yes. Ozempic may help you lose excess body fat, although it is not meant for this purpose.

Ozempic decrease your appetite as a side effect and people use this drug to get the benefit of this side effect.

Even the makers of this drug (Novo Nordisk) conducted a study to know the impact of Ozempic on weight loss. They found that Ozempic in combination with lifestyle modifications (like eating well and exercising) showed a weight loss effect.

Now the question is: Do you need Ozempic to lose weight?

No. You can lose weight without any drug, unless your doctor prescribes you.

Remember Ozempic is not suitable for everyone. For example, Ozempic is not recommended for anyone with a family history of thyroid cancer β€” even as a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes.

So, my advice for weight loss is to follow a healthy lifestyle; because it is key for a sustainable weight loss.

And if you have any health problems, consult a doctor.

That’s it for now. If you would like to read more informative weight loss articles, visit here: Weight Loss FAQs.

Now ask me anything about weight loss in the comment section. I will reply as soon as I can.

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