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5 Things to Know About Semaglutide at Our Compounding Pharmacy

Are you on a weight loss journey and struggling to see results? With weight loss medications becoming more and more popular, we want to share some helpful information regarding compounded Semaglutide and how our compounding pharmacy in Peoria AZ ensures you receive the most effective solution so you can achieve your health goals.

1. Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist drug.

You might be wondering, what is Semaglutide, and how does it work for weight loss? Simply put, Semaglutide belongs to a class of drugs that have the ability to affect your body’s production of insulin as well as slow the digestion process. This assists in blood sugar control and encourages increased satiety. Intended to work alongside diet and exercise, semaglutide can support weight loss over time.

2. You can get compounded semaglutide in multiple forms.

Traditionally, Semaglutide is found in injectable medications, more commonly known by brand names Ozempic or Wegovy. At our compounding pharmacy, we use a high-quality semaglutide base to create custom doses in several forms, including the traditional injection and a new sublingual suspension. This term is a fancy way of saying that it is a liquid formula placed under the tongue using an oral syringe. You hold it under your tongue for about 1 minute, then simply swallow the rest! Many people want to avoid the complex storage/administration requirements of an injection, so this sublingual preparation is a great alternative!

3. Semaglutide isn’t the only weight loss support medication we offer.

You have options when it comes to the weight loss solutions available. Semaglutide may be the most common “buzzword”, but it is not the only drug we offer. Tirzepatide is the active ingredient found in brand-name medications, Mounjaro, Zepbound, and Rybelsus, and acts as a dual receptor agonist. It functions as both GLP-1 and the GIP (Glucose Dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide or Gastric Inhibiting Polypeptide) receptor agonists. Activating both types may provide enhanced blood sugar control and weight loss efforts. Just like Semaglutide, we can make compounded Tirzepatide in custom sublingual and injectable doses.

4. Semaglutide is available only through a doctor’s prescription.

Like all compounded medications, Semaglutide or Tirzepatide are only available with a prescription from a doctor. You can request a weight loss prescription form from our compounding pharmacy and give it to your healthcare provider. We also have a list of weight loss providers if you are in need of a referral.

5. You can trust our compliant compounding operating procedures.

Our Peoria pharmacy upholds the highest standards when it comes to sterile compounding. Not only are our staff trained experts in the science of compounding, but we also operate an accredited and compliant compounding lab. We use high-quality ingredients from FDA-inspected facilities, as well as send our compounds for third-party potency and sterility testing.

Now you know more about Semaglutide and how you can get personalized weight loss solutions from your local compounding pharmacy. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions; we are here to help!

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