There are a lot of popular drugs for weight loss. However, there are certain things you also must know about like how it works. Dr. Choi explains in detail the mechanisms of these drugs, their side effects, and their short-term or long-term effects potential.
What Are the Popular Drugs for Weight Loss?
As you know, Ozempic and Semaglutide has become a very popular drug for weight loss surgery, Wegovy and other drugs that are becoming popular. The issue with that is, it does work. What is the mechanism of Semaglutide? It slows down the emptying of the stomach, so therefore it makes you feel full longer and also makes you feel satiety so you don’t look for food and start eating food again. However there are some side effects you’ll have nausea, some people will have vomiting, some people will have dry mouth, but those are individualized so it doesn’t mean that every single person will have those issues. But the most important thing is that it is kind of expensive if your insurance doesn’t cover it. And in addition, we don’t know what the long-term effects of having Semaglutide are and taking that as an injection once a week for four to six weeks. But in the near term or now it seems to be working and it can be used in conjunction with some people who’ve had weight loss surgeries in the past and need that little special bump to help them get those five to ten pounds off for the future.