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FAQs: GLP-1s

This page is designed to provide additional information on the GLP-1s 

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What does GLP-1 stand for?

GLP-1 (Glucagon-like Peptide-1) receptor agonists

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Who can take a GLP-1 for weight loss?

Indicated as an adjunct to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2 (obesity) or ≥27 kg/m2 (overweight) in the presence of at least 1 weight-related comorbid condition (eg, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol)

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Who should not take a GLP-1 for weight loss?

  • Pregnant Individuals

  • Severe Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Risk of Thyroid Cancer

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Tirzepatide is also known as

  • Mounjaro

  • Zepbound

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What does a compounding pharmacy do?

Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. Compounding includes the combining of two or more drugs. Compounded drugs are not FDA-approved.

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Semaglutide is also known as

  • Wegovy

  • Ozempic

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What do they do?

  • Treat type 2 diabetes by regulating blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin secretion and inhibiting glucagon secretion.

  • Treats excess weight by reducing appetite, slowing down emptying of the stomach, and increasing feelings of fullness.

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How long will it take to receive my medication?

1-3 business days after prescription is received, Shipping alerts are sent directly from pharmacy.

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