FAQs: Answers to Your Common Questions About Semaglutide

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The compounded weight loss medications we offer patients at Rejuvime Medical mimic the body’s own natural appetite-suppressing hormones and improve blood sugar regulation.

At Rejuvime Medical, we prescribe semaglutide with B12 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 these medications.

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.

What Is a Compounded Medication?

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

Is Semaglutide Safe?

When used as directed by a qualified healthcare professional, semaglutide is safe and effective for weight loss. It’s important to discuss any concerns or issues you may have with your provider 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, these medications increase feelings of fullness and slow the rate at which food empties from the stomach. This leads to consuming fewer calories and losing weight.

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?

We offer affordable pricing and convenient options for our patients seeking medically monitored weight loss. The upfront cost for our Metabolic Optimization (Meta Opti) VIP program is $225. During this initial assessment, we provide more detailed financing information specific to your customized weight loss treatment plan. Our Meta Opti VIP program includes medical monitoring, lab work, and medications shipped directly to your home.

How Is Semaglutide Different Than Tirzepatide?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, while tirzepatide activates dual pathways as both GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonists. Studies show that the GIP hormone can further impact insulin management and feelings of fullness. However, research is still being conducted to determine if tirzepatide offers any additional weight loss benefits compared to semaglutide. During your consultation, we’ll guide you toward the medication and treatment plan that best addresses your weight loss needs.

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 weight loss treatments such as semaglutide. An increase in appetite and caloric intake occurs fairly soon after stopping these medications. 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 Weight Loss Medications?

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 our medically monitored weight loss medications, 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 our medically monitored weight loss treatments, you can call (225) 960-1580 or use our online form to schedule a phone consultation with our new patient director Kyle.

To learn more about Tailor Made Compounding or to contact their facility, visit their website.

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