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FAQ - Everything You Want to Know

  • What is the cost?
    Prices Valid June 2024 All programs include Medical provider consultation, 4 doses of medication per month, all supplies. Semaglutide Prescription Month 1/Starting Dose: .25mg Cost: $149/month Month 2/Doses .5 to 1mg per dose Cost: $249/month Higher doses 1.7- 2.5mg per dose Cost: $299/month Tirzepatide Subscription Month 1/Starting Dose: 2.5mg Cost: $299/month​ Month 2/Doses 5mg per dose Cost: $349/month Dosage Increases After That: 30mg/dose = $449/month 40mg/dose = $549 50mg/dose = $649 Maintenance Programs Semaglutide: 2 doses per month up to 1mg/dose $150 per month Semaglutide: 2 doses per month 1.7-2.5mg/dose $175 per month
  • How much weight can I lose?
    Everyone responds to the medication differently. On our FAQ page, you can see some charts that show the average weight loss of both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide. Studies show that adults taking semaglutide for weight loss can lose an average of 15% of their body weight, or about 35 pounds. This is compared to 2.5% of body weight loss for people taking a placebo. Tirzepatide is slightly more effective in clinical trials, with clients losing 15-20% of their body weight. We encourage our clients to be patient with this process and plan to be on the medication for 3-4 months to start seeing real results. Once you've made it to your goal weight, we can discuss going on a maintenance dose at a reduced cost to help you continue to achieve your goals.
  • I want to know more
    We have several ways to learn more - from a quick phone call, online and in-person info sessions, and free consultations. Visit our booking page to contact us!
  • Is this a scam?
    As you can expect, of course our answer is no! Haha! Our staff, our family and friends use the same medication we are offering to you, we wouldn't offer something we don't believe in. Here is our story - if you want to talk to Audrey (below in the video!) Schedule a time to chat over the phone, I'm happy to talk with you!
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, we do not. Our programs, while supervised by independent medical providers, are elective and we are not able to accept insurance. You can however, typically pay for your medication using your HSA card. We can provide the information you need for this if needed. This program is great for people who want to try GLP-1 medications for weight loss but are not able to get coverage from their insurance or a prescription from their own provider. Our program is about 80% less expensive than the name-brand medications when paying out of pocket.
  • Do you offer discounts?
    We offer referral and cash bonuses to clients and business affiliate partners! Click here for more info! We also offer a 10% discount for purchasing a 12 week package. ​ Once you reach your goal weight, you can discuss going on a 'maintenance dose' of the medication with the doctor at a lower cost. Typically a 50% discount.
  • Do you offer financing?
    Yes! Visit our financing page ​
  • How many times do you I have to come into the office?
    It's up to you - you can do the program completely via video and mail. However, many people love the ability to come into the office on a regular basis to weigh in and meet us in-person. You can also pick up your medication once a month and have a weight in at the same time. Everything we do is completely customized - at no additional cost to you. Just let us know what works best for you!
  • Is there a commitment? How do I cancel?
    No, you are not required to participate ​for a specific length of time. You will need to give us at least 3 weeks notice to cancel a medication shipment so you are not charged. Please email to cancel
  • Can it be shipped to my home?
    You can! Shipping via USPS is currently free! If you are out of the area, please visit our 'telehealth/out of area' for more information about receiving this medication via shipping.
  • What's in the medication?
    Depending on what medication you are taking, it will be compounded Semaglutide or Tirazepatide. Many pharmacies also include a small amount of B vitamins to help support metabolism.
  • What is the dosing schedule?
    Semaglutide's typical dosing schedule is below. Adjustments can be made by the doctor on an individual basis. 5mg/1ml concentrate Tirzepatide typical dosing schedule is below. Adjustments can be made by the doctor on an individual basis.
  • Where does this medication come from?
    A compounding pharmacy in the USA. We are registered with a few pharmacies across the country, all of which have both 503A and 503B facilities. The pharmacy we use is typically dependent on availability of medication. Compounding pharmacies in the USA are regulated by both federal and state authorities. At the federal level, compounding pharmacies are subject to the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). There are two key sections under the FD&C Act that address compounding pharmacies: Section 503A: This section regulates traditional compounding by licensed pharmacists in state-licensed pharmacies or federal facilities, or by physicians[1]. Under Section 503A, compounded drugs are exempt from certain requirements of the FD&C Act, but they must meet certain conditions, such as being compounded based on a valid prescription and not being marketed or sold in interstate commerce[1]. The practice of compounding under Section 503A is primarily subject to oversight by state boards of pharmacy[6]. Section 503B: This section regulates outsourcing facilities, which engage in larger-scale compounding and are subject to more stringent regulations[1]. Outsourcing facilities must comply with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and report adverse events to the FDA[1]. In addition to federal regulations, individual states also have their own regulations for compounding pharmacies. State boards of pharmacy play a crucial role in overseeing the licensing and regulation of compounding pharmacies within their respective states[6]. It is important to note that compounded drugs are not FDA-approved, which means the FDA does not review these drugs for safety, effectiveness, or quality before they reach patients[2]. However, the FDA has the authority to inspect compounding pharmacies and take action when there are concerns about potential risks to patient safety[3]. In summary, compounding pharmacies in the USA are regulated by federal laws, such as Section 503A and Section 503B of the FD&C Act, as well as state regulations overseen by the state boards of pharmacy[1][6]. Sources: Human Drug Compounding | FDA Compounding FAQs - American Pharmacists Association Compounding Laws and Policies | FDA Compounding and the FDA: Questions and Answers | FDA
  • I can't inject myself! Help!
    The needles used for these injections are​ incredibly small. Most people say they can't even feel them. When you come in for your office visit, we can give you some tips on managing anxiety related to injections.
  • Who can't take this medication?
    Semaglutide should not be taken by individuals who have: Hypersensitivity or allergy to semaglutide1. Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), a type of thyroid cancer12. Pancreatitis3. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2), which is characterized by tumors in the glands12. Diabetic ketoacidosis1. A current or planned pregnancy, or breastfeeding It is important to consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance before starting semaglutide1. Sources: (n.d.). Ozempic (semaglutide) dose, indications, adverse effects, interactions. Retrieved from ↩ ↩2 ↩3 ↩4 ↩5 (n.d.). Semaglutide (Subcutaneous Route) Description and Brand Names. Retrieved from ↩ ↩2 (n.d.). Semaglutide: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Brands. Retrieved from ↩
  • What are the side effects?
    Semaglutide is typically well tolerated by most people, the most common side effect is nausea. See below for a more comprehensive list, which is based on the semaglutide-based FDA approved medications (such as Ozempic and Wegovy) While serious side effects may occur with Semaglutide, they are rare. For most people taking Semaglutide, side effects are mild to moderate and lessen with time. If you experience severe side effects, or it doesn’t seem like your side effects are going away, contact your health provider. Headache- Some clients may experience a slight headache or in rare cases a migraine. This usually occurs due to dehydration. Make sure to hydrate and obtain electrolytes as needed. Indigestion- Some clients may experience indigestion or burping. Over-the-counter TUMS can be used to combat this. It may also be necessary to watch what types of foods cause the most discomfort and avoid them if possible. Nausea- Some clients have mild nausea associated with the medication. Loose stool- Clients report diarrhea or loose stools and state they subside after a few weeks of using the medication. Sometimes some mild stomach cramping can be associated with the medication. If you experience cramping or diarrhea to the point it is interfering with daily activities, you should talk to your doctor’s office about cutting the medication dose back until it subsides. Constipation- Because the medication slows gastric emptying and intestinal motility, some clients experience constipation. This is usually temporary, and again it can be relieved with over-the-counter remedies. Stomach Pain - Some people experience mild to moderate stomach pain, discomfort, or swelling when taking this medication. For relief, try taking a warm bath or using a heating pad. If you experience severe stomach pain, it may be a sign of something more serious, like pancreatitis — especially if the pain does not go away. The pain may radiate to your back, and may or may not be accompanied by vomiting. To be safe, contact your health provider immediately if you experience this and follow their medical advice. Gas, Burping, Acid Reflux - Some of these side effects can be mitigated by eating more slowly. Burping and flatulence can occur when you swallow too much air, which can happen when you eat too quickly. Slowing down while you eat can minimize these side effects, while also relieving the potential nausea Drinking lots of water and limiting carbonated beverages can also help. Many of the foods you should avoid while taking semgalutide can contribute to acid reflux — such as high-fat foods, carbonated beverages, and spicy, salty, or fried foods. Limiting your intake of these foods can be beneficial for managing your diabetes and reducing your chances of experiencing heartburn. Pancreatitis - Pancreatitis describes a serious inflammation of the pancreas. It is a rare, but serious, side effect of semaglutide. If you experience severe, persistent stomach pain, stop using Semaglutide and call your healthcare provider immediately. The pain may radiate to your back, and you may or may not experience vomiting as well. If your healthcare provider confirms you have pancreatitis, they will treat the pain and might recommend an alternative diabetes medication or weight loss drug for you to take instead of semaglutide. Diabetic retinopathy complications - Diabetic retinopathy describes vision damage or changes that may develop as a complication of type 2 diabetes. In clinical trials, those taking Semaglutide were more likely to experience complications of diabetic retinopathy especially when they had a history of diabetic retinopathy. While researchers don’t know why, diabetic retinopathy can temporarily worsen when someone experiences sudden improvement in their blood glucose levels — as can occur when taking Semaglutide. Signs of diabetic retinopathy include: Blurred vision Seeing floaters Partial or total vision loss If you notice vision changes while taking Semaglutide, tell your healthcare provider. Also, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have diabetic retinopathy before you start using Semaglutide. Hypoglycemia - While it is rare, people who take medications that lower blood sugar, such as insulin or sulfonylureas, are at an increased risk of experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when taking Semaglutide. If you also take insulin or sulfonylureas, your health provider may lower the dose of these drugs to reduce your risk of hypoglycemia. If you notice signs of low blood sugar, contact your health provider. These signs may include: Dizziness Sweating Confusion Drowsiness Headache Blurred vision Slurred speech Shakiness Rapid heartbeat Hunger Weakness Feeling jittery Anxiety, irritability, or other mood changes Kidney problems - Taking glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, like Semaglutide, may worsen renal failure or damage in people with kidney problems. Kidney injury can also occur in people who do not have underlying chronic kidney disease while taking Semaglutide. The most noticeable sign of acute kidney injury is a decline in urine output. You may also notice fatigue or swelling. Kidney injury is more common in people who experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration that can occur due to these side effects. If you experience these side effects while taking Semaglutide, be sure to drink lots of fluids to rehydrate yourself. If you have had kidney issues in the past, tell your healthcare provider before starting Semaglutide so they can take extra care when escalating your dose. Allergic reaction Fewer than 1% of people will experience a rare injection site reaction — rash or itching — around where they inject Semaglutide. However, some people may be allergic to semaglutide or the other ingredients in Semaglutide, which can cause a serious allergic reaction. If you notice any of the following, stop using Semaglutide and seek medical attention immediately: Itching Rash Difficulty breathing Gallbladder problems - Gallbladder issues, especially cholelithiasis (gallstones), are a rare, but possible side effect when taking Semaglutide. Signs of gallbladder issues include sharp persistent abdominal pain, which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or sweating. Sometimes gallstones are asymptomatic and don’t require treatment, while more serious complications can require surgery to remove the gallbladder. A low-fat diet, exercise, and weight loss can help prevent gallstones. Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of gallbladder disease before starting Semaglutide. Delayed Stomach Emptying - This medication causes your stomach to empty more slowly. This is something to keep in mind if you are having significant side effects, or are going into surgery and need to have an empty stomach. Be sure to talk to your doctor for both of these concerns. Recently, the name-brand semaglutide based medications, a small number of clients reported gastroparesis, which is essentially a paralysis of the stomach, stopping food from moving from the stomach to the small intestine as a result of delayed stomach emptying. Side effects of this mirror the side effects of the medication itself, but if you are having significant side effects, again, please talk to your doctor. Thyroid tumors - Studies in rodents have found a link between medullary thyroid carcinoma, a type of thyroid cancer, and Semaglutide. While it is not known if the same riskexists in humans, the FDA has issued a black box warning for Semaglutide, which is the highest warning it issues. Given this risk, Semaglutide should not be taken by people with a personal or family history of medical conditions that increase their risk for thyroid cancer, such as medullary thyroid carcinoma or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Other Semaglutide side effects - Other rare side effects could include fatigue, dizziness, or dysgeusia. Dysgeusia is a taste disorder where foods taste differently than they should such as tasting bitter or metallic.Dizziness can be a sign of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, which can be more common for people who take Semaglutide with insulin or sulfonylurea. If you notice other symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as sweating or blurred vision, contact your health provider. Other people who should avoid using Semaglutide include those with a history of pancreatitis, diabetic retinopathy, hypoglycemia, acute kidney injury, or acute gallbladder disease, as well as anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Women who are planning to get pregnant should stop using Semaglutide at least two months before getting pregnant, if possible.
  • What type of ongoing support do you offer?
    We want to support you on your journey! We understand that not everyone wants/needs this, but we offer the following: Weekly office weigh-ins: hop online and click the ‘book now’ button to sign up for a time to pop in, say hello and weigh in. We would love to see you and celebrate your success! If we don’t hear from you, we are going to attempt to give you a call and/or email every few weeks. We don’t want to pester you, but we do want you to know we are here to help! Mental Health: Food is a really big part of our social lives. It’s not unusual for clients to struggle with some of the aspects of a lessened or altered relationship with food for various reasons while taking this medication. If you are having difficulty with this aspect of weight loss and you want some help, send an email to our manager at and she can connect you with a licensed social worker who can help. Luckily, we have our own on staff and she is happy to help you! She also writes the blog on our website, which often focuses on mental and social health related to weight loss. She knows because she's been there!
  • Is this medication FDA approved?
    The only Semaglutide/Tirzepatide medications that are "FDA approved" are from name-brand companies (such as Wegovy ™, Ozempic™, Mounjaro™, and Zepbound™) Medications from compounding pharmacies are not FDA approved, although the facilities themselves are regulated in other ways. Compounding pharmacies exist to provide custom medications for a variety of reasons - for people/pets with allergies to common ingredients in medications, to provide additional medication when there is a shortage and many others (see below for how these pharmacies are regulated). Adding to this complication is that these GLP-1/GIP medications are lab made peptides. "Your body makes peptides. They're strings of amino acids, which are the "building blocks" of proteins. But a peptide doesn't have as many amino acids as a protein does. Lab-made peptides can mimic some of those found in your body. Some of them are used in medications for conditions ranging from diabetes to multiple sclerosis." ( The pharmaceutical companies that have patents and approvals on these medications have approval/patents on the final product - which includes their injection pen system, as well as how the drugs are manufactured. The American Medical Spa Association has written a very helpful article in understanding some of the regulations and legal hurdles regarding this medication below: Here is more information about compounding pharmacies. The pharmacies we utilize have both 503A and 503B certifications.
  • Where does your medication come from?
    Our medication comes from licensed compounding pharmacies located in the USA. We are currently in the process of changing our pharmacies so we are eligible for LegitScript certification. Here are the certified pharmacies we are moving to in order to be in compliance: Mediverarx 6054 Livernois Rd Troy, MI 48098 AbsoluteRX 16011 N. Nebraska Ave., Suite 103 Lutz, FL 33549
  • Why choose you?
    First: We believe in the power of this product. Semaglutide and similar types of medications are simply a game-changer in terms of taking control of your health and weight. We know this because we use it! The owner and the staff - most/all of us are on this medication and we are true believers in its effectiveness and ability to change our lives. We want to spread it to everyone! Other: We are an extremely cost effective option compared to others We offer customized support - more or less, you choose! We have a mental health professional on staff that can help with your weight loss goals. In the future, we are hoping to create a community of people who get together on a regular basis to provide each other support. We will go above and beyond - need a later/earlier time to meet with us? Just ask! Need medication delivered to your home in an emergency? Just ask! We want to be helpful and we want this to be easy. No judgement zone - when you walk into our office, you will find someone helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. We get it! We've been there! Let us help. We believe in you! You totally got this!!! And we want to be there to celebrate your success.
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