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Get convenient and affordable semaglutide prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Semaglutide is an incretin mimetic medication used to help patients manage type 2 diabetes. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start treatment right away.

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Semaglutide (generic Ozempic)

  • What is semaglutide?
    Semaglutide 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.

    Semaglutide 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.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether semaglutide is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of semaglutide?
    Semaglutide has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects include:
- Nausea
- Stomach pain
- Diarrhea
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting
- Constipation


This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects.

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Frequently asked questions about semaglutide

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide 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.

Semaglutide 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.

What is semaglutide used to treat?

Semaglutide is prescribed as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body does not properly process food into energy. When we eat food (particularly carbs) the body turns it into glucose (sugar), the substance our body uses as energy. Central to this process is insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas to help cells absorb glucose. In people with diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or uses it inefficiently. This causes the blood sugar, or blood glucose levels, to either get too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).

Semaglutide is not used to treat type 1 diabetes – an autoimmune condition in which your body attacks your pancreas with antibodies causing the organ to stop producing insulin. If you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, your health care provider will prescribe a different form of medication and therapy for you.

How does semaglutide work?

Semaglutide is classified as an incretin mimetic, a category of antidiabetes medication that acts like incretin hormones (hormones released by the pancreas to stimulate a decrease in blood glucose levels). Semaglutide binds to incretin receptors, performing the same action as incretin hormones – essentially stimulating the release of glucose-dependent insulin. This helps your body metabolize blood sugar, which keeps glucose levels in check.

What are the common side effects of semaglutide?

Semaglutide has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects include:
- Nausea
- Stomach pain
- Diarrhea
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting
- Constipation


This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects.

If you experience an unexplained rash, swelling, stomach pain, difficulty breathing, decreased urination, changes in vision, or itchy skin while taking semaglutide, seek medical attention immediately. These are early signs of a potentially serious adverse reaction to the medication reaction.

Talk to your health care provider about any medication you are currently taking, or any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with before starting treatment with semaglutide.

What is the typical starting dose of semaglutide?

Semaglutide is commonly administered as an oral tablet or injection.

Oral route: 3 mg of semaglutide should be taken once a day for 30 days. Your doctor may adjust this dosage as needed. Take the tablet 30 minutes before you eat, drink, or take any other medications.

Injection: A 25 mg subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of semaglutide should be administered once a week for 4 weeks. Your doctor may adjust or increase your dosage every 4 weeks – usually not exceeding more than 2.4 mg per week. These injections should be administered under the skin of the stomach, thigh, or upper arm. Use a different part of the body each time you apply an injection.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of semaglutide without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

Can I get semaglutide over-the-counter?

Semaglutide is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not semaglutide is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

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Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for semaglutide to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.

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