Ozempic (Uzempic) 2.5mg UPA

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Ozempic is a simple, once a week, injection which contains the weight loss drug semaglutide and helps you lose weight. It’s a pharmaceutical drug initially developed to help people with diabetes controlling and lowering blood sugar levels.

One of the newest weight-loss fads involves the diabetes medication Ozempic (generic drug name semaglutide).

Original price was: R1200.Current price is: R1080.

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SKU: UPA061

Description

Ozempic, also known by its generic name semaglutide, is a medication primarily used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). It belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs). Ozempic works by mimicking the actions of a naturally occurring hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Semaglutide, the active ingredient in Ozempic, activates GLP-1 receptors in the body. This activation stimulates insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells, leading to improved glucose uptake by tissues. Additionally, it suppresses glucagon secretion from pancreatic alpha cells, reducing the liver’s production of glucose. Moreover, semaglutide slows down gastric emptying, which helps to control postprandial (after-meal) blood sugar spikes. These combined actions contribute to better overall glycemic control in individuals with T2DM.

Ozempic is administered as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection using a prefilled pen device. The recommended starting dose is typically 0.25 mg once weekly, with the option to increase to 0.5 mg and then 1 mg once weekly based on individual patient response and tolerability. It can be taken with or without food, and the injection site can be the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.

Clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of Ozempic in lowering blood sugar levels in patients with T2DM. These studies have shown reductions in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, fasting plasma glucose levels, and postprandial glucose levels compared to placebo or other antidiabetic medications. Additionally, some patients may experience weight loss with Ozempic due to its effects on appetite regulation and gastric emptying.

Aside from its glucose-lowering effects, Ozempic has also been associated with other potential benefits. These include improvements in cardiovascular outcomes, such as reduced risks of major adverse cardiovascular events, cardiovascular death, and nonfatal stroke or myocardial infarction. Furthermore, Ozempic has shown benefits in terms of reducing the risk of kidney complications in patients with T2DM.

Overall, Ozempic (semaglutide) represents a valuable addition to the armamentarium of medications available for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Its once-weekly dosing schedule, along with its efficacy in improving glycemic control and potential benefits for cardiovascular and renal health, makes it a favorable option for many patients with T2DM.

Additional information

Strength

2500mcg

Pack Size

1 Vial

Chemical Composition

Weight Loss – Semaglutide – Treat Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Laboratory

U.P.A.

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