Lose Weight With Rybelsus

Rybelsus, with the active ingredient semaglutide, is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) medicine for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. Rybelsus has been used in combination with diet and exercise for weight loss in people who are obese or overweight.

If your assessment makes you eligible, our doctors at Qilo may prescribe you Rybelsus to help you lose weight.

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What is Rybelsus ?

Rybelsus is a GLP-1 drug prescribed to individuals who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related medical problem, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, for the control of chronic weight.

Rybelsus functions by imitating the actions of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a substance that helps control hunger and blood sugar levels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rybelsus, and it can only be obtained with a prescription.

Rybelsus is a powerful selective GLP-1 receptor agonist, and has been demonstrated to lessen appetite and heighten the feeling of fullness in subjects with high BMI.

Rybelsus should not be taken by individuals with a personal or family history of MTC or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2), in patients with a prior serious hypersensitivity reaction to semaglutide or any of the excipients in Rybelsus, or patients with a history of pancreatitis.

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The active ingredient in Rybelsus is semaglutide. Semaglutide is a synthetic peptide that mimics GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone in the body. Semaglutide works by slowing stomach emptying, making you feel full after eating. It also decreases the pace at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, which aids in blood sugar regulation.

How does Rybesius work?

Rybesius helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite and how much food you eat by acting like GLP-1.

The body naturally produces GLP-1, which interacts with your brain to control your hunger and calorie intake. After meals, GLP-1s trigger the pancreas to generate insulin to lower blood sugar levels. They also interact with brain receptors to reduce appetite. As a result of the chemicals released by these receptors, you feel less hungry. GLP-1s are organic substances, but they don't linger for very long in the human body. Because of this, taking GLP-1s—even though your body already makes them—can aid in weight loss.

Is Rybesius effective for weight loss?

Clinical trials have demonstrated that Rybesius (semaglutide) can help adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related health problem lose weight. In a clinical experiment with more than 1,900 participants, after 68 weeks of treatment, those who took semaglutide lost an average of 15% of their body weight, as opposed to an average of 2.4% in the placebo group.

After 30 weeks of treatment, those who got semaglutide dropped an average of 6.5% of their body weight, compared to an average of 1.9% in the placebo group, in another clinical trial with nearly 2,000 participants who had type 2 diabetes and obesity.

When paired with a low-calorie diet and increased physical activity, Rybesius is one of the fastest, most effective ways to help you lose weight rapidly and safely, as compared to individuals who took a placebo.

How much does Rybelsus cost?

Rybelsus may be an expensive medication, with an out-of-pocket cost above $1000.

How is Rybelus administered?

Rybelus is taken as a once-daily pill first thing in the morning. It should be taken with no more than 4 ml of water on an empty stomach. You should also wait 30 minutes after taking Rybelsus before eating. Rybelsus should be stored at room temperature.

If you are prescribed Wegovy, we guide you on how to administer the medication.

Understanding your Rybelsus dosage

Rybelsus is available in three distinct dosage strengths. Rybelsus is started at 3 mg once daily and gradually increased to 7 mg or 14 mg after 30 days. It's recommended to stick to the dose schedule prescribed by your doctor.


Side Effects of Rybelsus

The side effects of Rybelsus are relatively rare. In individuals who experience side effects, nausea is frequently the most prevalent and usually goes away within the first month of taking the medicine.

Wegovy may also cause other adverse effects like flatulence, gastroenteritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, headaches, fatigue, dyspepsia, dizziness, abdominal distention, eructation, hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetic patients, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.

Taking GLP-1 medications may also put you at serious risk of hypoglycemia or acute kidney injury if you are taking another similar medication at the same time.

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Alternative medication

Rybelsus is one of the multiple weight-loss drugs which fit into the GLP-1 category. Other GLP-1 medications include: