What is Semaglutide? March 15, 2023 One of the options we provide is an injectable treatment called Semaglutide. Semaglutide is a FDA approved weight loss drug for those with a BMI over 30 or over 27 with a comorbidity. It targets the brain to decrease cravings and appetite, and also works to slow down the gut to decrease hunger. In conjunction with lifestyle changes of improved nutrition and regular exercise, you can see changes in just a few weeks. The drug is administered weekly in the form of an injection and the dose is increased depending on responsiveness and side effects. Typically, doses are altered monthly. A follow up is required before any change in dosage to monitor side effects and weight.