Frequently Asked Questions

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The duration of semaglutide treatment for weight loss will depend on your individual needs and goals. Patients generally see positive results after three months. Many patients will take medications for one year or longer to maintain their results. It is also important to keep in mind that patients with less weight to lose, or who are more disciplined about combining semaglutide with a healthy diet and exercise may reach their target weight even sooner!

Most patients who take Semaglutide find that they do not need additional weight management meds. However, semaglutide should not be used in combination with other GLP-1 receptor agonists or medications that increase GLP-1 receptor activity. It may be used in combination with other weight loss medications, but the safety and efficacy of such combinations have not been studied and are not recommended by our clinic at this time.

Any additional weight loss medications you wish to take at the same time as semaglutide should be discussed with our physician.

Semaglutide is also approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, so it can be used by people with both obesity and type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes it is important to make your PCP aware of your interest in Semaglutide so that any current medications you are on to manage your diabetes can be evaluated and adjusted as needed. Semaglutide has not been evaluated or studied in patients with Type I Diabetes and for this reason patients with Type I Diabetes are not eligible for this treatment. 
No, Semaglutide is not a stimulant. While other weight loss medications, like phentermine, have stimulating effects that curb your appetite, Semaglutide works differently by supporting natural and healthier functions of the body.
No studies have been conducted researching the safety of semaglutide during pregnancy.  It is recommended to stop Semaglutide two months prior to a planned pregnancy or immediately after pregnancy is suspected or confirmed.