Injectable medications such as semaglutide require temperature control, and we cannot take the risk of packages being exposed to high temperatures in trucks or warehouses over the weekend. We use special packaging that include ice packs for our shipments. Please note, the ice packs and medication might be warm when you receive it, but the procedure we use to ship will help prevent the semaglutide from losing its effectiveness. Please store the medication in the refrigerator as soon as possible.
Repetitive injections in the same spot can lead to the development of lumps under the skin, which can irritate and cause discomfort. Overusing one spot can also make the medication less effective. To avoid this, rotate the injection site with each dose. When shifting injection sites, move in a circular motion around each area to avoid repeatedly injecting too close to one another. A patient can keep track of their injection spot by marking it with a pen before inserting the needle.
Absolutely! To boost your protein intake, consider having protein shakes in the morning, carrying beef sticks and protein bars for snacks, and including a few servings of nuts in your daily diet.
Daily use of PPI’s, such as Prilosec or Nexium (available over the counter), can help reduce heartburn and acid reflux symptoms. Additionally, drinking more water, eating smaller meals, and taking Pepcid before bed may also help alleviate these symptoms.
While some people may see a decrease in appetite in the first few days or weeks of starting the medication, it is not common. To decrease the likelihood of side effects, we start you on a low dose that gradually increases every few weeks. The majority of people will see the greatest reduction in hunger pangs after reaching their Maintenance Dose, which usually occurs after the second month of treatment.
Gas-X (Simethicone) is a popular OTC option for bloating. Additionally, taking a daily prebiotic/probiotic can help prevent the symptoms from occurring. For constipation, stool softeners such as Colace (docusate) can be helpful, as well as Magnesium products (Natural Calm and Mag07 are highly recommended). Drinking herbal teas like Smooth Move may also help with constipation caused by medication.
If you’re feeling low on energy, try drinking a glass of water when you wake up and doing some exercise or movement for 10-15 minutes. Yoga, walking or your favorite exercise can help to boost your metabolism. Additionally, taking a daily multivitamin and B-complex supplement has been known to help with energy levels.
Absolutely! Incorporating a prebiotic with a probiotic, like Zenwise, is highly recommended to alleviate indigestion and heartburn. Additionally, it’s a great idea to consider taking a multivitamin with iron and a B complex vitamin.
Avoid eating greasy, fried and fatty foods. Avoid sugar/candy, chips, and snacks. Eat lean proteins and veggies/fruits at the beginning of your meal then a small amount of carbs at the end.
Some pharmacies compound semaglutide with vitamin B12 because it is associated with increased energy levels and possible weight loss benefits. At Smithville Pharmacy, we compound with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) to assist patients in managing nausea, which is a common side effect of semaglutide. This approach helps improve compliance for a better overall treatment experience.
No, they are not the same. Legitimate compounding pharmacies, such as Smithville Pharmacy, strictly adhere to FDA regulations and require a valid prescription from a doctor. They compound medications using FDA-approved formulas and medications. On the other hand, wellness centers typically utilize research peptides that are not intended for human consumption or use. These peptides lack FDA approval and have no documented studies on their safety and effectiveness.
The ideal amount of protein you need daily may vary depending on your individual needs. It’s best to consult with your doctor to determine your specific protein goal. However, starting with more than 100g/day of protein is a good general guideline. You can increase your protein intake by incorporating protein shakes into your diet, prioritizing protein-rich foods like lean meats (chicken, turkey, fish), eggs, beans, and vegetables.
The duration of Semaglutide treatment varies depending on individual circumstances, and your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate length for your specific needs. When it comes to discontinuing Semaglutide, it is crucial to follow your doctor’s guidance. Upon discontinuation, your healthcare provider will guide you through an appropriate plan, which may involve transitioning to an alternative treatment option or adjusting your medication regimen. It is important to have open communication with your healthcare provider to ensure a smooth transition and ongoing management of your health.
As long as the bottle doesn’t spend a significant amount of time in extreme heat, it should remain effective. Please continue to store it in the refrigerator as much as possible.
It’s important to remember that everyone’s response to medication can vary. While some individuals may experience rapid weight loss with semaglutide,it doesn’t necessarily mean that the same will apply to everyone. It’s crucial to stick with the treatment and give it more time. Keep in mind that semaglutide is typically titrated to reach the most optimal dose for appetite suppression, and the corresponding benefits may become more evident over time. You may not have reached the dose that works best for you yet. It’s recommended to continue following your healthcare provider’s guidance and monitor your progress, and to reach out to them with any concerns.
To alleviate Sulphur Burps, it is recommended to steer clear of fried and greasy foods. Consider replacing your breakfast with a protein shake in the morning, and ensure you stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
With Semaglutide, you will slowly work your way up to the target dose, at which time you will see the most amount of weight loss. This was the case in the clinical trials, where participants had their dose adjusted until they reached 2.4 mg once weekly. Most participants were able to reach the full dose and also lost more weight as their dose was increased. They then saw additional weight loss over the remaining 48 weeks at the full dose. It is important to keep in mind that patients will see the best results when medication is taken in combination with a healthy diet and exercise.