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Frequently Asked Questions

Semaglutide, Tirzepatitde, Phentermine: Frequently asked questions 

 

What is semaglutide and how does it contribute to weight loss?

Semaglutide is a medication originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes. However, it has also been found to have a significant impact on weight loss. Semaglutide leads to increased feelings of fullness, slowed gastric emptying, and reduced appetite, all of which contribute to weight loss.

 

Is semaglutide safe for weight loss?

Yes, semaglutide has been approved by regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the treatment of obesity. It is marketed under the brand name "Wegovy" for this purpose. 

 

Does semaglutide work?

On average, individuals taking semaglutide for weight loss can expect to lose around 10-15% of their initial body weight over the course of a year. However, individual results can vary, and not everyone will experience the same level of weight loss.

 

Does semaglutide have side effects?

Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. These side effects are usually mild and tend to improve over time as the body adjusts to the medication.

 

Who cant take semaglutide?

Semaglutide is generally recommended for individuals who have been struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise alone and who meet the criteria for obesity or have weight-related health conditions. People with a history of certain medical conditions, such as pancreatitis, thyroid disorders, or a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or Multiple endocrine Neoplasia type 2, may not be eligible for semaglutide treatment.

 

Tirzepatide 

What is tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is for type 2 diabetes and being studied for weight management. It works by combining actions of GLP-1 and GIP hormones to increase feelings of fullness and reduce appetite, leading to weight loss.

 

Is tirzepatide approved for weight loss?

As of today, Tirzepatide has not received regulatory approval for weight loss. It still seeking approval from the FDA for use in weight management but is used off label by physicians for weight management.

 

Does Tirzepatide work for weight loss?

Tirzepatide has shown promising results in clinical trials, with some participants experiencing significant weight loss, improvements in glycemic control, and cardiovascular benefits. Further research is needed to fully understand its effectiveness and safety.

 

What are the side effects of Tirzepatide?

Common side effects of tirzepatide may include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which are typical with GLP-1 receptor agonists. These side effects often improve over time.

 

Is Tirzepatide Safe?

Tirzepatide might be considered for individuals with obesity or overweight who have struggled with weight loss through other means. People with a history of certain medical conditions, such as pancreatitis, thyroid disorders, or a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or Multiple endocrine Neoplasia type 2, may not be eligible for Tirzepatide treatment

 

Phentermine

How does phentermine contribute to weight loss?

Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system, reducing hunger and making it easier to consume fewer calories.

 

Is phentermine safe?

Phentermine can be effective for short-term weight loss when prescribed by a healthcare professional, but it's important to follow their guidance due to potential side effects and the risks.

 

What are the common side effects of phentermine?

Common side effects of phentermine may include increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, insomnia, dry mouth, and nervousness.

 

Who can take phentermine?

Phentermine is typically recommended for individuals with obesity or weight-related health issues who have struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.

 

How long can I take phentermine for weight loss?

Phentermine is sometimes prescribed for short-term use; a few weeks to a few months, but can be longer depending on the weight loss specialist and weight loss goals. 

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