What you need to know to get FDA-approved semaglutide medication in Michigan
You’ve heard great things about losing weight with Ozempic or Wegovy and are ready to try it for yourself! But wait. How do you even get this popular weight-loss medication?
At Forum Health Medical Weight Loss clinics in Michigan, we’ve made the process for getting semaglutide simple, straight-forward, and safe for you!
How does Semaglutide help you lose weight?
Ozempic’s active ingredient is semaglutide. It is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 agonists). While initially developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, semaglutide has also been found to be effective in promoting weight reduction.
There are several ways in which semaglutide may contribute to weight loss:
- Appetite suppression: semaglutide can help reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness, which may result in reduced calorie intake. It acts on specific receptors in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake, leading to a decreased desire to eat.
- Slowing down stomach emptying: semaglutide can delay the emptying of the stomach, which helps to keep you feeling full for longer periods after a meal. This effect can lead to a reduced overall calorie intake.
- Modulating the reward system: semaglutide may influence the brain’s reward system, reducing cravings and the desire for high-calorie foods. By altering the brain’s response to certain foods, it may help individuals make healthier food choices and consume fewer calories.
- Effects on insulin and blood sugar levels: semaglutide improves insulin sensitivity and promotes better blood sugar control. By reducing insulin resistance and stabilizing blood glucose levels, it can help regulate appetite and decrease excessive food intake, thereby supporting weight loss.
It is important to note that semaglutide should be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional, and its use should be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise. Individual responses to medication can vary, so it’s essential to consult a healthcare provider for a personalized semaglutide weight loss program that offers advice and supervision.
How to get an Ozempic or Semaglutide prescription in Michigan
Semaglutide, the active ingredient in both Ozempic and Wegovy medications, has been proven effective in promoting weight loss and gaining popularity in recent years as people look for safe and effective ways to shed excess weight.
Forum Health Medical Weight Loss in Michigan does not prescribe Ozempic specifically but instead offers a comprehensive personalized medical weight loss program that may include recommendations for semaglutide liraglutide, tirzepatide, tesofensine, naltrexone, Amlexanox, Canagliflozin, or Sermorelin.
To obtain a prescription for semaglutide you need to follow these general steps:
1. Consult with a healthcare professional:
Forum Health Michigan Medical Weight Loss has developed a reliable and convenient process for getting you started on semaglutide, so request an appointment with your current Forum Health provider or set up an initial weight loss program consultation with a Forum Health weight loss clinic nearby. If you are not near one of our Forum Health clinics, or are looking to buy semaglutide online, virtual telemedicine visits are offered in certain Michigan Weight Loss clinics.
2. Discuss your medical history
Once your appointment is scheduled, you’ll meet with a Forum Health medical weight loss provider who will review your health history and recommend blood work if necessary. During the appointment, provide your healthcare professional with a comprehensive overview of your medical history, including any existing medical conditions, current medications, and previous treatments.
3. Get your prescription and dosage:
After your consultation and review of blood work if deemed necessary, your Forum Health provider will write your prescription for semaglutide to be filled by one of our reputable, certified, compounding pharmacy partners located in the United States. Compounded semaglutide contains the same active ingredient as Wegovy and Ozempic.
Schedule on-going health coach appointments:
Once you begin taking semaglutide, your Forum Health provider will schedule your health coach follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, assess any side effects, and adjust the dosage if needed. You will be enrolled into the Forum Health Medical Weight Loss Program, which includes a body composition analysis (availability varies by location) and the follow-up with your health coach to ensure progress and encourage lifestyle changes, guidelines for semaglutide dosing, and ongoing support throughout your weight loss journey.
It’s important to note that obtaining a semaglutide prescription requires professional medical guidance and supervision.
Forum Health offers a comprehensive medical weight loss program that is more than a prescription. Our team of medical professionals understands the importance of weight loss in improving overall health and wellbeing, and offers personalized care to help you achieve your overall health goals.
Why do I need a prescription for Ozempic & Semaglutide?
You cannot buy semaglutide, or Ozempic, without a prescription. Obtaining a prescription for semaglutide through a licensed medical professional is critical to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the medication. There are specific semaglutide dosing guidelines to help prevent side effects and promote effectiveness in helping you to lose weight, so it’s not as easy as going to your local convenience store and purchasing it over the counter.
One great part of the Forum Health program is being able to provide precision dosing, to provide the best weight loss results and the least amount of side effects. You need to go through a medical provider to determine if you are a good candidate for this weight loss medication, then receive your prescription for the injections, and finally begin your weight loss journey on semaglutide.
What is the best weight loss medication?
It can be very frustrating when you’ve tried everything to lose weight or are suffering with other health conditions that prevent you from losing weight.
The prescription weight loss medication semaglutide, the active ingredient in Wegovy and Ozempic, has shown to be an effective option for individuals struggling with obesity and weight loss resistance. It could be just the solution you’ve been waiting for!
Learn more about losing weight with semaglutide and request your appointment to get started!