Jessica Ringwood
Nurse Practitioner


Semaglutide injection 2.4 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems, to help them lose weight and keep the weight off.

Semaglutide should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.

Your brain gets signals from different places in your body. Some of these signals are called appetite hormones that help regulate how much food you eat.

Semaglutide works similarly to one of these natural appetite hormones, so you eat fewer calories, and lose weight.

Semaglutide Reduces appetite, leading to weight loss.

In a 68-week medical study of 1,961 adults* living with obesity or excess weight with a related medical problem:

In addition to a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, people in this study taking Semaglutide lost more weight vs placebo.

Individual results may vary.

*Results are from a 68-week medical study of adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) and adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also had weight-related medical problems including high blood pressure or high cholesterol. People with type 2 diabetes were excluded. Both groups were instructed to take the medicine along with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. 7% of people taking Semaglutide (92 people) left the medical study due to side effects, compared to 3.1% of people taking placebo (20 people).

  • Semaglutide mimics a hormone called “GLP-1” (glucagon-like peptide 1) that the body releases when we eat food, telling our brain that we’re full. The drug effectively dupes the brain into thinking we’ve had enough to eat, reducing our appetite, and stopping us from consuming even more calories.
  • Semaglutide works in several ways, including increasing feelings of fullness by acting on appetite centers in the brain and slowing stomach emptying.
  • It also reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Other weight-loss drugs in the past have reduced weight but increased the risk of dying from a heart attack, which made them overall too dangerous.
  • After two years, patients using it still benefit by not regaining their lost weight – but only if they are still taking the drug.
  • Can be taken even with high blood pressure.
  • A Semaglutide injection is very effective for men and women that have a high body mass index and cannot lose weight through diet and exercise.