Semaglutide & Tirzepatide Metabolic Optimization

If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may have heard about the relatively new diabetes medications for weight loss called semaglutide and tirzepatide. Side effects of these insulin-management drugs include weight loss of up to 30%. Rejuvime Medical now offers semaglutide with B12 and tirzepatide at our Baton Rouge and New Orleans-area clinics to help patients optimize their metabolism and boost weight loss. These proprietary medications are available through our Metabolic Optimization VIP program for men and women from the New Orleans area; Shreveport, LA; and Jackson, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg, MS. 

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication prescribed for weight loss and insulin management for diabetics and people diagnosed as obese. It mimics the body’s own natural appetite-suppressing hormone and improves your ability to regulate blood sugar levels. Semaglutide helps with weight loss by reducing hunger and stabilizing blood sugar.

What Is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide accelerates weight loss by activating both GLP-1 and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) pathways to help decrease appetite, regulate blood sugar, and delay gastric emptying so that you feel fuller longer.

What Are Compounded Weight Loss Medications?

Compounded medications are customized pharmaceutical products that are prepared by licensed pharmacists or medical healthcare professionals to meet specific patient needs. At Rejuvime, our compounded semaglutide includes vitamin B12 to support weight loss and help maintain the health of the metabolism, red blood cells, and nerves. Our semaglutide is not semaglutide sodium (the salt form of semaglutide) and is compounded at one of the largest, most-respected compounding pharmacies in the United States. Our pharmacy partner sources semaglutide and tirzepatide from a manufacturer accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®.

How Much Do Semaglutide & Tirzepatide Cost in Louisiana & Mississippi?

At Rejuvime Medical, we offer semaglutide with B12 and tirzepatide as part of our Metabolic Optimization (Meta Opti) VIP program, which includes medical monitoring, lab work, and having the medication shipped to your home. Your initial visit and lab work for the Meta Opti VIP program is $225. After that, the monthly cost for semaglutide is $279.99. If you choose tirzepatide, the monthly fee is $649.00. During your initial assessment, we will provide detailed pricing specific to your customized weight loss treatment plan.

Our affordable pricing and convenience have made medically monitored weight loss medications a popular treatment option for patients seeking weight management at our clinics. Watch for our occasional specials to save on your initial Meta Opti program visit.

What Are the Benefits of Semaglutide & Tirzepatide?

The Endocrine Society, whose members include scientists and physicians dedicated to hormone research and treatment for hormone-related conditions, says studies have shown that weight loss medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide improve body composition by reducing excess body fat and increasing the proportion of lean body mass. In general, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also affect weight gain.

According to a 2020 report from Trust for America’s Health, 4 in 10 American adults meet the criteria of obesity, while statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 37.3 million Americans have diabetes.

How Do Semaglutide & Tirzepatide Work?

By mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), semaglutide and tirzepatide target the area of the brain that regulates appetite. They act as a powerful appetite suppressant and increase the production of insulin. These medically monitored weight loss medications also inhibit the production of glucagon, a hormone that increases blood sugar.

Semaglutide and tirzepatide accelerate weight loss by:

  • Delaying the emptying of the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness 
  • Slowing the contraction of muscles that propel food in the gastrointestinal tract 
  • Lowering blood sugars 
  • Stimulating the secretion of insulin by the pancreas 

What Are Common Side Effects?

Besides weight loss, you may have some other side effects when using semaglutide or tirzepatide. About 25% of patients experience side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation, which can be managed by adjusting the dosage. Most patients believe these side effects are worth the weight loss benefits of semaglutide or tirzepatide.

How Do I Get Semaglutide at Rejuvime?

We make it simple and convenient to find out if our medically monitored weight loss medications are right for you. Here’s how our Meta Opti VIP program works:

Step 1: Visit any Rejuvime location to meet with a nurse who performs your initial blood work,  provides an overview of our services, and answers all of your questions. ($225 cost, no appointment necessary)

Step 2: Meet with one of our medical providers, who will create a customized treatment plan based on your concerns and blood test results. 

Step 3: Begin your medically monitored treatment plan either from the comfort of your home or at one of our conveniently located clinics and start your age-defying journey!

Our Maintenance Program

We require regular medical monitoring to ensure your health and safety while taking semaglutide or tirzepatide. After beginning your treatments, you will return to our clinic on the following schedule for a check-in appointment with a nurse practitioner who will assess your weight loss and adjust your dosage if need be:

  • After 3 months
  • Every 6 months afterward

Semaglutide & Tirzepatide FAQs

How are semaglutide and tirzepatide administered?

These medications are injected under the skin once every 7 days in the upper arm, thigh, or abdomen.

How much weight is lost on average?

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that participants lost an average of 15% of their body weight over more than a year, with more than one-third of the study participants losing more than 20% of their weight.

Does it work for everyone?

If semaglutide or tirzepatide doesn’t help someone lose weight, it could be because the dose is low. We help manage and fine-tune dosages to ensure patients see the benefits of their weight loss medications.

Will I regain the weight after stopping treatment?

Studies show that people often regain weight after they stop using semaglutide or tirzepatide. The key to maintaining weight loss is making lifestyle changes, including exercising regularly and adjusting your eating habits.

Will I be able to drink alcohol while on semaglutide or tirzepatide?

There are no studies that evaluate the safety of drinking alcohol while using semaglutide or tirzepatide. Because these medications lower blood sugar, you should discuss with a medical professional whether it’s OK to have an occasional drink. Because alcohol contributes to weight gain, drinking may reduce the effectiveness of semaglutide and tirzepatide.

Can I take semaglutide or tirzepatide if I’m breastfeeding?

Healthcare professionals believe semaglutide and tirzepatide are destroyed in the infant’s gastrointestinal tract, so the baby probably can’t absorb the drugs. However, until we know more about their ability to affect a nursing baby, those who are breastfeeding should use caution, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Schedule an Evaluation

If you’ve heard of semaglutide and tirzepatide for weight loss and are looking in the Baton Rouge or New Orleans area for a provider, our hormone specialists provide personalized care and can evaluate if you’re a good candidate for these innovative medications. The best way to find out if semaglutide or tirzepatide would work for you is to request a free consultation or call us at  (225) 960-1580 to schedule a phone consultation with one of our providers.