Medical Matters Podcast

Medical Matters Podcast: Ozempic, Use of GLP-1 from the Weight Loss Perspective

April 01, 2024 Season 3 Episode 6
Medical Matters Podcast
Medical Matters Podcast: Ozempic, Use of GLP-1 from the Weight Loss Perspective
Show Notes

In this episode of the Medical Matters Podcast, Dr. Peter Brier and Nurse Practitioner Kelly McCormack discuss the GLP-1 class of drugs from the weight-loss perspective.

Ozempic has gained popularity recently and has been marketed and promoted heavily for weight-loss use. Its initial purpose is as a weekly injection to manage blood glucose levels and HbA1c in patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

The side effects of GLP-1 are discussed, which can include gastrointestinal issues. In addition, the cost of Ozempic, as opposed to what it can be made for is examined.

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