Frequently Asked Questions

We do not take insurance. Most insurances do not cover weight loss services. We accept major credit cards. You are free to use your insurance for lab work.

Semaglutide is the active ingredient in Wegovy and Ozempic. These brand name drugs can cost over $1500 per month. We offer the compounded version of Semaglutide at a lower cost. Semaglutide is an injection that helps the pancreas release insulin when blood sugar levels increase, which is needed for those with Type 2 Diabetes. The medication was found during clinical trials to help assist patients lose weight by slowing digestion and making people feel fuller for longer. Semaglutide also helps curb food cravings, especially with snacking and night time cravings. Clinical trials have show a 10 to 15% weight loss from baseline body weight. This equals an average of 38 pounds lost over 68 weeks.

Semaglutide works to lower high blood sugar by increasing the amount of insulin that is released, lowering the amount of glucagon released and by delaying gastric emptying. Semaglutide also controls appetite and so helps you reduce the amount of food that you want to eat. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist.

Semaglutide side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, itching, dizziness, fast heartbeats, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Serious side effects of semaglutide may include:

call your provider at once if you have:

  • vision changes;
  • unusual mood changes, thoughts about hurting yourself;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • signs of a thyroid tumor – swelling or a lump in your neck, trouble swallowing, a hoarse voice, feeling short of breath;
  • symptoms of pancreatitis – severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea with or without vomiting, fast heart rate;
  • gallbladder problems – upper stomach pain, fever, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • low blood sugar – headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate, or feeling jittery;
  • kidney problems – swelling, urinating less, feeling tired or short of breath; or
  • stomach flu symptoms – stomach cramps, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea (may be watery or bloody).

Common side effects of semaglutide may include:

Before taking this medicine

You should not use semaglutide if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumors in your glands);
  • a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (a type of thyroid cancer); or
  • diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment).

Tell your provider if you have ever had:

Yes. This is a once a week injectable medicine that is injected into fatty tissue such as the upper arm, thigh or abdomen. We will teach you have to do this during the appointment.

It typically takes about two weeks for Semaglutide to start working in the body. While taking Semaglutide, some people begin to see results within the first eight week, but most begin to see results within 12 weeks.

Yes. We have contracted through a local California pharmacy to provide us with Semaglutide troches which are used daily. These are put between the cheek and gums until they dissolve. Because of the labor in manufacturing these the cost is higher. If you desire the oral troche form they are available for $400 per month.