Weight Management Injections at Alchemy 43
Meet the newest addition to our Wellness Shot Menu: GLP-1s for quick, easy, and affordable Weight Management treatments at Alchemy 43.
*Consultation and Good Faith Exam required. Must be deemed an appropriate candidate for treatment at the sole discretion of Alchemy 43’s licensed medical provider.
Your GLP-1 Questions, Answered
Your GLP-1 Questions, Answered
GLP-1s are known for their effectiveness with diabetes management and weight loss. They stimulate the receptor for the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 which increases insulin production to suppress your appetite and help you feel full faster and for longer.
In addition to helping manage weight and blood sugar, there are some other benefits to GLP-1s. Research has found that some drugs in these classes of medications may lower the risk of heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. People taking these medications have seen improvements in their cholesterol levels and blood pressure, though it’s not clear whether these benefits are directly from the medication or the resulting weight loss.
Alchemy 43 currently offers semaglutide and tirzepatide. Your licensed medical provider can recommend which, if either, medication is appropriate for your individual treatment goals during your Initial Visit consultation.
Your first Weight Management appointment at Alchemy 43 will consist of a thorough consultation with one of our licensed medical providers to determine if GLP-1s are appropriate for you.
In general, this medication is intended to accelerate weight loss when used as part of a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise. GLP-1s aren’t recommended for those who have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasias as well as those who have an allergy to GLP-1 medications, a history of pancreatitis, or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
While individual results can vary, people taking GLP-1s average 3 to 5 pounds of weight loss per month with injections alone. However, those incorporating lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise may lose even more. Your licensed medical provider will recommend the appropriate dosage and goals based on your individual treatment plan.
Like any medication, there is a risk of side effects from GLP-1s. However, common side effects usually improve as your body acclimates to the medication and your licensed medical provider can recommend ways to help you manage the symptoms. The most common side effect associated with GLP-1s is nausea, which is best controlled by making small changes in dosing as recommended by your licensed medical provider.
Less common side effects include belching, constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue. GLP-1s have also been associated with a slight increase in gallstones, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in Type 2 diabetics who also take insulin and medications known as sulfonylurea’s (Glyburide, Glimepiride, Glipizide).
Initial Visit: $75 + your first shot ($99 for semaglutide or $149 for tirzepatide)
Subsequent visits start at $99 for semaglutide or $149 for tirzepatide
The information on this website, including articles authored by healthcare professionals, is for general information purposes only, does not constitute medical advice, and is not intended to be relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or contact a medical provider immediately.
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