How It Works
Which weight loss medications do Neo Soma providers prescribe?
Neo Soma Health providers may prescribe, when medically indicated, semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy), tirzepitide (the active ingredient in Mounjaro and Zepbound), or liraglutide (the active ingredient in Saxenda).
Is tirzepitide better than semaglutide?
Tirzepatide (the active ingredient in Zepbound and Mounjaro) and semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy) are both medications used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and have also been studied for their potential benefits in weight management. Both drugs have shown promise in clinical trials, and they have some differences in terms of their mechanisms of action and dosing.
Comparing which medication is "better" depends on an individual's specific needs and preferences, as well as their response to the medication. Both tirzepatide and semaglutide have shown efficacy in lowering blood sugar levels and promoting weight loss.
Why is my medication pink in color?
The semaglutide Neo Soma Health providers prescribe is compounded with a version of vitamin B12 called cyanocobalamin. The B12 makes the medication pinkish in color.
What dose will I be prescribed?
Dosing is a decision made by your Neo Soma Health provider. For patients taking semaglutide, the provider will generally start every new patient at 0.25mg per week with increases in dose available at 4-6 week intervals.
Will my dose be increased?
Dose increases are at the discretion on your Neo Soma Health provider. Your provider will want to know how strong your appetite is on your current dose and will decide from there. Increases are scheduled in the following order: 0.25mg, 0.50mg, 0.75mg, 1.00mg, 1.50mg, 2.00mg and 2.40mg.
Usage and Administration
How are semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide medications administered?
Semaglutide (also sold under brand names of Ozempic and Wegovy), Tirzepitide (also sold under brand names of Mounjaro and Zepbound), and Liraglutide (also sold under the brand name of Saxenda) are administered as a subcutaneous injection. A subcutaneous injection is done at home using a very small 32g needle.
Where are common sites for subcutaneous injections?
Common injection sites include the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.
How often are semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide medications injected?
Semaglutide (also sold under brand names of Ozempic and Wegovy) and Tirzepitide (also sold under brand names of Mounjaro and Zepbound) are administered once a week. Liraglutide (also sold under the brand name of Saxenda) is administered daily.
Does time of day matter for the injection?
Semaglutide (also sold under brand names of Ozempic and Wegovy) and Tirzepitide (also sold under brand names of Mounjaro and Zepbound) may be administered at any time of day, with or without food. Liraglutide (also sold under the brand name of Saxenda) may be injected at any time of day and, as a daily injection, should be administered at roughly the same time each day.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
For semaglutide and tirzepitide, if a dose is missed, it should be administered as soon as possible within five days after the missed dose. If more than five days have passed, the missed dose should be skipped and the next scheduled dose should be taken on your usual injection day.
What results can I expect from semaglutide, tirzepitide, or liraglutide?
Medications like Semaglutide (also sold under brand names of Ozempic and Wegovy), Tirzepitide (also sold under brand names of Mounjaro and Zepbound), and Liraglutide (also sold under the brand name of Saxenda) all have similar expected results. Expected results include decreased A1C blood sugar levels, slowed gastric emptying, and decreased appetite.
Should I expect weight loss?
While medications like semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide are associated with weight loss, the weight loss is primarly a byproduct of reduced food intake and better food choices. Semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide medications generally act to reduce appetite, delay gastric emptying, in improve blood sugar control.
Will semaglutide, tirzepatide, or liraglutide control food cravings?
Semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide medications may help control cravings in some individuals, but its effect on cravings can vary from person to person. The mechanisms by which these medications may influence cravings and appetite include:
Reduced Appetite: Semaglutide can lead to a feeling of fullness and reduced appetite, which may help control cravings for high-calorie or unhealthy foods.
Delayed Gastric Emptying: It can slow down the emptying of the stomach, which can contribute to a sensation of fullness and reduce the desire for frequent snacking or overeating.
Improved Blood Sugar Control: By improving blood sugar regulation, semaglutide may help stabilize energy levels and reduce the urge to consume sugary or high-carbohydrate foods in response to blood sugar fluctuations.
Psychological Effects: Some individuals may also experience psychological benefits from weight loss and improved blood sugar control, leading to reduced cravings for comfort or emotional eating.
While semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide medications may help with cravings, it's essential to understand that its effectiveness can vary from person to person. People may have different responses to the medication, and individual factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and habits also play a role in controlling cravings and appetite.
What are the common side effects of semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide?
Like all medications, semaglutide, tirzepitide, and liraglutide may have side effects. It's important to note that not everyone will experience these side effects, and some individuals may experience them to a greater or lesser degree. Common side effects can include: nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, hypoglycemia, pancreatitis, gallbladder disorders, gastrointestinal distress, and others.
Can I get a prescription for Zofran?
Zofran is a medication most commonly prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting. This medication is generally prescribed to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
How do I order refills?
We've made ordering refills easy! You can now order your refills online by visiting our refills page or clicking here.
What dose will my refill be at?
Refills are processed at the dose prescribed by your provider. Increases are possible at 4 to 6 week intervals and follow a scheduled protocol. The ramp-up protocol goes in the following order: 0.25mg – 0.50mg – 0.75mg – 1.00mg – 1.50mg – 2.00mg – 2.40mg.
Can I request dose increases at intervals less than 4-6 weeks?
No. Patient safety is a priority and we always follow the protocol.
Can I request dose increases at higher levels than the protocol?
No. Patient safety is a priority and we always follow the protocol.
How much are refills?
For semaglutide, refills are available at a rate of $199 every 4 weeks for doses between 0.25mg per week and 1.00mg per week. For doses between 1.50mg per week and 2.40mg per week, the refill rate is $299 every 4 weeks.
For tirzepitide (the active ingredient in Mounjaro and Zepbound), refill rates vary by dose and start at $349 every 4 weeks for the lowest dose.
When will I receive my refill?
Orders placed by midnight on Sunday will be shipped on Monday. Orders placed by midnight on Tuesday will be shipped on Wednesday. Delivery time is 1-2 days.
How is medication shipped?
We ship via FedEx Express on Mondays and Wednesdays.
When will I receive my medication?
We ship Express and packages are delivered in 1-2 days.
I’m not sure if the medication is working for me. Should I be seeing results? Or is it too early to tell.
There are a few things to consider. First, it is important to keep in mind the “results” that are possible with semaglutide or tirzepitide. The primary expected result for weight loss clients is a slowing of gastric emptying which should translate to decreased appetite and improved portion control. That slowing is difficult to quantify and measure but it should be noticeable. If decreased appetite is not noticeable, a dose increase may be required.
I’m not losing any weight.
If a client is not losing weight, there needs to be a significant change to their diet. No medication, including semaglutide and tirzepitide, can cause weight loss with a client that has an unhealthy diet. The medication should help control appetite and, in turn, allow clients to maintain a healthier diet that will allow for weight loss.
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