Many people are looking to lose weight or struggle with chronic weight management. Proper weight management has many health benefits and should always be done properly. Weight loss comes down to solving an equation.Calories burned need to be more than calories consumed. Proper diet and exercise are the best way to maintain both a healthy weight but also provide overall physical benefits. A good support system is also a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. For some people, despite their best efforts, they are unable to achieve target weight goals on their own. For some people, medication may be helpful.

What are Semaglutide and Tirzepatide?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are antidiabetic medications used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and for weight loss. They are administered via once-weekly subcutaneous injections.

What is the Dosage and How is It Supplied?

Safe dosing starts with a smaller dose and increase after 7 days.Titrating this medication helps to reduce gastrointestinal side effects and nausea. Do not use higher doses than stated on your prescription label. It does not matter what time of day you administer the medication.

What Are the Side Effects?

The most common side effects include gastrointestinal related symptoms such as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.These side effects may be more common after initiation and during dose escalation. Extreme sensitivity reactions such as rash, trouble breathing, swelling of the mouth, face, or throat should be reported to your prescriber immediately. Low blood sugar can occur and is marked by signs of dizziness, headache, feeling sleepy or weak, shaking, fast heartbeat, confusion, hunger, change in eyesight, or sweating. Discontinuing the use of the medication may be necessary should these reactions occur. Always consult your prescriber or pharmacist before stopping any medication.

How Do I Get Started with Semaglutide or Tirzepatide?

All compounded medications are available by prescription only. Speak to your doctor or telehealth provider for a prescription. If you do not have a regular doctor, we offer telehealth services for your convenience! Consult our pharmacist and get started today!

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