What is semaglutide (Ozempic)?
Semaglutide--the drug in Ozempic--is a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide decreases your body’s blood glucose level and increases its response to the hormone insulin to get your type 2 diabetes under control. Not only does semaglutide help manage blood sugar levels, but it can also help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Ozempic is prescribed in conjunction with other treatment measures such as exercise and dietary changes to help patients lose weight and prevent serious complications caused by diabetes.