MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS
Semagludtides are the most effective FDA-approved weight loss medication for long-term weight management.
Wegovy™, Ozempic™ & Semaglutide
Are you a candidate for Semaglutide?
There are four qualifications for semaglutide:
Must be an Arizona resident
- Difficulty losing weight and maintaining weight loss for extended periods of time
A BMI over 30 and no weight-related complications
A BMI over 27 with weight-related complications
You can check your BMI here. If your BMI does not quite meet those numbers, you may still qualify if your body composition determined in the office shows excess fat.
What is Semaglutide for Weight Loss Treatment?
Semaglutide is a once-weekly injectable prescription medication that can assist patients with long-term weight management.
This treatment works to facilitate weight loss in several ways, including:
- Slowing stomach emptying
- Reducing appetite
- Increasing insulin release
Semaglutide is most effective as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that may include exercise, behavioral changes, calorie restriction, and diet changes as determined by a physician. Unlike many other weight loss medications, this medication can be used for long-term weight loss management.
How much does it cost and what do I get?
- Lab order form and Lab reading
- Telemedicine visit with the Medical Provider
- Access to our Patient Portal and sms to our Medical Provider
- Issuance of a 3-month GLP-1a prescription (Wegovy, Ozempic, or Semaglutide)
Does not include:
- Cost of labs – however in most cases this is covered by your insurance carrier
- Cost of medicine – some insurances will cover the cost of medications. However, if your insurance does not, we can send you to our preferred pharmacy which provide self pay options at a lower cost than most insurance copays.
$199/m with a 3 month commitment
INTRODUCTORY RATE: $150/m with a 3 month commitment
Who may not be a candidate for Semaglutide?
There are rare situations where Semaglutide is contraindicated. Patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) should not take Semaglutide. If you are unsure if you are a candidate or not please call us to speak with our Medical Director.
HOW IT WORKS
Health + Lab Work Check
Schedule your first telemedicine wellness check with our Medical Provider. Receive your Lab form to get blood work completed.
Speak directly with our Medical Provider to see if Medial Weight Loss is good for you.
Pick up your prescription medication at your pharmacy OR order through our preferred pharmacy and have it shipped right to you.
Administer Self Injection
Administer your self injection weekly or as directed by our Medical Provider. Check out our video to learn how to self inject.
Control cravings & reduce your appetite for weight loss with Semaglutide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Multiple studies have demonstrated weight loss of 15-60% of total body weight.
Branding is the only difference. Wegovy and Ozempic both come as an auto injector just as many insulin medications do, this can significantly increase the price of the medication. The generic Semaglutide can be obtained as a injectable medication that has to be self dosed and administered through insulin syringes. Some insurances will cover certain brands and some insurances won’t cover any of them. Rest assure we have a lost cost option should your insurance not cover your prescription.
Like all medications, Semaglutide can cause side effects. Most side effects are minor and go away as your body adjusts to the medication after a few doses. Gradual dose increases over time can minimize potential gastrointestinal side effects. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal. Clinical trial participants reported nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas, stomach pain, and heartburn. There was also an increased incidence of gallbladder disease. These side effects are common with all glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists.
Side effects may include:
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
- Gas and/or bloating
Additional possible side effects that may cause serious side effects:
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Gallbladder problems
- Serious allergic reactions
- Kidney problems
- Increased heart rate
- Increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Talk to your healthcare provider about potential side effects to expect.
While you don’t have to diet or exercise specifically with this medication it is strongly encouraged for long lasting weight loss and aids in the ability to make more permanent life changes. Adding a proper diet or exercise regimen will decrease the dose of the medication and possibly the length of treatment to see the desired results of clients.
The price of $199.00 includes 3 months of prescribed medication, an initial telemedicine consult with our Medical Provider, diet planning and a lab slip for blood work. Plans automatically renew after 3 months, however it can be canceled at anytime should you decide this isn’t for you. It also includes access to our portal and sms messaging with our Providers should you have any questions.
Not included are your initial lab fees, or the medication. Clients can decide whether they want to use their insurance for the lab fees and medication costs or pay out of pocket. NeuDrip MD is contracted with a speciality pharmacy that will ship you the medication directly should you chose to pay out of pocket.
Semaglutide is the “generic name” for Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy.
Currently there are no restrictions on the duration of therapy. You can discuss with our Providers when it is an appropriate time to transition off of the medication. However, you should understand that by going off of the medication there will be increases in appetite and without proper lifestyle changes weight gain will be possible.
This is a prescription mediation, it has direct affects on your ability to eat and stay hydrated improper use of this medication can result in malnutrition and dehydration which could lead to hospitalization. It is best to get this product from a licensed provider that can answer your questions and monitor your health. Our Providers specialize in weight loss, they help clients lose weight through lifestyle modification, medications like Semaglutide and weight loss surgery. At NeuDrip MD we are experts in weight loss and how to do it safely and effectively without cutting corners that can put your overall health at risk. Semaglutide injections require a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. Because of this, semaglutide over-the-counter is not available and one cannot just buy semaglutide online. The initial step to getting semaglutide medication is to get a prescription through a consultation with a licensed medical provider.