The most common titration levels for semaglutide for weight loss are 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, and 1 mg. The starting dose is 0.25 mg once weekly, which is increased to 0.5 mg after 4 weeks if tolerated. The dose may then be increased to 1 mg after another 4 weeks if further weight loss is needed.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that helps to control appetite and blood sugar levels. It is approved by the FDA for weight loss in adults with obesity or overweight who have at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or sleep apnea.
The titration process for semaglutide is gradual to minimize side effects, which can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and headache. If you experience any of these side effects, talk to your doctor.
Semaglutide is a safe and effective medication for weight loss when used as directed. It is important to follow the titration schedule carefully and to talk to your doctor about any concerns you have.