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A New Weight Loss Drug: Wegovy (semaglutide)

Hi. I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss. I'm very excited today to introduce a new drug called wegovy. Wegovy is coming out I hope this week and will be available to anyone who qualifies. Currently the FDA has qualification measures where you should have a BMI of at least 30 or 27 with other risk factors. What is Wegovy? Wegovy is semaglutide but up to 2.4 milligrams. Many of you have seen the commercials for a related drug called Ozempic. Well, this is a higher dose now indicated specifically for weight loss. The drug is a form of a hormone called GLP-1.…

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The Best Weight Loss Drug Semaglutide 2.4

The Best Weight Loss Drug Semaglutide 2.4 Hi, welcome. I'm Dr. Craig Primack, and I'm really excited today to bring you another medical minute. Today's medical minute is about a new weight loss drug that will at some point be coming to the market, Semaglutide or SEMA 2.4. I'm just going to call it SEMA 2.4 until we have a new name. What is Semaglutide? So what is Semaglutide? Semaglutide is a hormone, which is related to GLP-1. We all have GLP-1. In each of us, it lasts for about two minutes. So it's a hormone as food comes through our…

Saxenda, GLP-1 drug for Weight Management – Medical Minutes # 15

Hi and welcome to another Medical Minute. Today, I'm going back to talk about anti-obesity medications or weight loss drugs. Saxenda The one I have the pleasure of talking about today is called Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for chronic weight management. Saxenda came out in 2015 and has been a really good drug for the patients that I've prescribed it for since then. It is Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for Chronic Weight Management¬† and a unique one. It is patterned after a hormone that you and I already have called GLP-1. GLP-1, we have from our small intestine, a part called the ilium. In…
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