Semaglutide FAQ: Answers to Your Common Questions

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Compounded semaglutide with B12 is a proprietary medication for weight loss available only at Rejuvime Medical. It mimics the body’s own natural appetite-suppressing hormone and improves blood sugar regulation.

At Rejuvime Medical, we prescribe semaglutide as part of our Metabolic Optimization (Meta Opti) VIP program for patients struggling to lose weight on their own. If you’ve been considering whether semaglutide is right for you, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions about the medication.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. It is an insulin management medication prescribed to treat people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. One of the side effects diabetic patients notice while taking semaglutide is significant weight loss. It has been shown to be effective in reducing body weight and improving overall health outcomes for individuals who are overweight or have obesity.

“Compounded” indicates a drug that is custom-made by a specialty compounding pharmacy. Rejuvime Medical offers compounded semaglutide (not the salt form of semaglutide) with vitamin B12 to help patients lose weight while promoting the health of the metabolism, red blood cells, and nerves. Empower Pharmacy, one of the top compounding pharmacies in the U.S., makes our proprietary medication using semaglutide sourced from an NABP-accredited manufacturer.

Is Semaglutide Safe?

When used as directed by a qualified healthcare professional, semaglutide is a safe and effective treatment. It’s important to discuss any concerns or issues you may have after starting semaglutide treatments.

How Does Semaglutide Help You Lose Weight?

Semaglutide mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which regulates your appetite. By binding to the GLP-1 receptor, semaglutide increases feelings of fullness and slows the rate at which food empties from the stomach. This leads to consuming fewer calories and losing weight.

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?

Rejuvime Medical offers our compounded semaglutide with B12 for $279.99 per month as part of our Meta Opti VIP membership. This program includes medical monitoring by a nurse practitioner, lab work, and medication shipped to your home.

What Happens If You Stop Taking Semaglutide?

Clinical studies, including one conducted in 2021 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, show that people typically regain much of the weight they lost after stopping semaglutide treatments. An increase in appetite and caloric intake occurs fairly soon after stopping the medication. It is important to continue to make healthy lifestyle changes to maintain weight loss. Your healthcare provider can guide you on safely discontinuing semaglutide and maintaining weight loss.

What Are Potential Side Effects of Semaglutide?

The most common side effects experienced by people taking semaglutide involve gastrointestinal issues, such as nausea and diarrhea. These side effects typically go away over time as the body adjusts to the medication. Serious side effects are rare. If you experience any side effects while taking semaglutide, you should contact Rejuvime Medical or your primary care physician.

What Is Rejuvime’s Source of Semaglutide?

We proudly partner with Tailor Made Compounding, an organization accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP) for compounding pharmacy practice. Its high standards align with our goal of providing safe and effective treatments.

If you’ve struggled to lose weight even after making changes in your diet and lifestyle, semaglutide may be an option. To learn more about the treatment, you can call (225) 960-1580 or use our online form to schedule a phone consultation with our new patient director Kyle.

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