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Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist used primarily for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It works by mimicking the functions of the natural GLP-1 hormone in the body, which in turn helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Semaglutide can improve glycemic control by stimulating insulin release, suppressing glucagon secretion, and slowing gastric emptying. It is available in both injectable and oral forms. Apart from its glucose-lowering effect, Semaglutide has also been associated with weight loss and may be prescribed for this purpose in some cases. As with any medication, it’s essential to consider potential side effects and discuss them with a healthcare provider.