Learn About Our Most Commonly Prescribed Weight Loss Medications

About Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide is a once-weekly injectable medication that works to help individuals lose weight by reducing their appetite.

Tirzepatide is a GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) receptor and GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonist, representing a new class of medicines studied for the treatment of obesity. Tirzepatide is a single peptide that triggers the body's receptors for GIP and GLP-1, two natural incretin hormones. 

GIP has decreased food intake and increased energy expenditure, resulting in weight reductions. Combined with a GLP-1 receptor agonist, it has a more significant effect on glucose and body weight effects.

Benefits of Tirzepatide vs Semaglutide include reduced GI side effects.

*All medications ordered by Channelside Health & Wellness are compounded from compound pharmacies

About Semaglutide

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that works to help individuals lose weight by reducing their appetite.

Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is naturally produced in the body after eating. GLP-1 helps to regulate blood sugar levels and appetite.

When semaglutide is injected under the skin, it binds and activates the GLP-1 receptors in the body. This leads to several effects that can aid in weight loss, including:

Reduced Appetite: Semaglutide can help to reduce appetite, leading to the consumption of fewer calories.

Slower Stomach Emptying: Semaglutide can slow down the emptying of the stomach, which can help individuals to feel fuller for longer periods of time.

Increased Insulin Secretion: Semaglutide can increase insulin secretion in response to food, helping to regulate blood sugar levels.

Reduced Glucagon Secretion: Semaglutide can reduce the secretion of glucagon, a hormone that can cause the liver to produce glucose, thereby helping to regulate blood sugar levels.

Overall, by activating GLP-1 receptors in the body, semaglutide can lead to a reduction in appetite and calorie intake, improved blood sugar regulation, and sustained weight loss.

*All medications ordered by Channelside Health & Wellness are compounded by compound pharmacies


Benefits of Semaglutide

Here are some of the benefits of using Semaglutide

Significant Weight Loss: Multiple clinical trials have shown that semaglutide can lead to significant weight loss in individuals who are overweight or obese.

Appetite Reduction: Semaglutide works by reducing appetite, helping individuals to consume fewer calories and lose weight.

Improved Health: Weight loss can lead to improvements in a variety of health markers, including blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation.

Sustained Weight Loss: Semaglutide can help individuals to sustain weight loss over the long term, making it an effective option for weight management.

Convenience: Semaglutide is administered via injection, which can make it a convenient option for individuals who struggle with oral medications or other weight loss interventions.

It's important to note that the treatment plan should be tailored to a person's individual needs and medical history. Additionally, side effects of semaglutide may include nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

What are some tips for taking Semaglutide?

Semaglutide should be used in conjunction with a low-calorie diet and frequent exercise to produce the optimum results.

The medical experts at Channelside will gradually increase your dose every four weeks to reduce any potential stomach concerns such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If you have any problems with this component of your treatment, please let them know. We may cut your dosage or perhaps discontinue medicine until it is safe for you again.

How To Use Semaglutide

As you begin your Semaglutide treatment, it’s essential to follow these instructions carefully for optimal results:

  1. Follow proper storage guidelines: Never freeze the pens, and discard them if they’ve been exposed to light or temperatures above 86ºF for more than 28 days outside refrigeration.
  2. Establish a consistent dosing schedule: Mark the same day each week on your calendar and take semaglutide. Although some flexibility is allowed, make sure at least two days have passed since your last dose. Consistency is crucial for reaping the medication’s benefits.
  3. Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands before and after each injection of semaglutide. Cleansing the skin beforehand can help minimize any risks and reduce your exposure to infection and disease.
  4. Choose proper injection sites: Administer injections into either side of your upper arm, front thigh, or lower stomach area, at least two inches from the center of your waistline. A caregiver can assist you if necessary for added safety.
  5. Avoid discomfort and irritation: Injecting Semaglutide in the same skin area repeatedly can cause hard lumps to form under your skin. To prevent this, locate alternate injection sites and avoid any tender or reddened areas marked by stretch marks.
  6. Dispose of used pens properly: After each use, discard the pen immediately into a sharps disposal container to avoid accidental needle sticks and injury.

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