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Losing weight can be a difficult journey and it can be hard to know where to start. For those that have found minimal results with lifestyle changes alone, including diet and exercise, weight loss medications may be an adjunctive route. For the best results, weight loss medications should be accompanied with lifestyle changes—not relying on the medication alone.

Weight Loss Medications

The most popular and effective weight loss products have been weight loss injections. This includes GLP1s, most commonly semaglutide and tirzepatide. These medications work through the hormone GLP-1 increasing insulin and lowering glucagon (the hormone responsible for eating). This leads to delayed gastric emptying, sending signals to the brain that the stomach is full—decreasing appetite and helping to lose weight. These medications have dual benefits as they are also beneficial for diabetes as they lower blood sugar levels and have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke if a patient has other comorbidities.

These medications are subcutaneously injected into the abdomen, thigh or back of the arm. They are to be done weekly and are recommended to be injected on the same day and at the same time each week, without regard to meals.

Diet Tips

As weight loss medications work best with improved diet and exercise, the following are healthy food options to implement into your diet:

  • Implement a higher protein diet, as it helps with energy, does not raise blood sugar too high, and keeps hunger satiated. Each meal plate should consist of ¼ protein.
  • Carbohydrates are important for energy but stick to non-starchy options and go for carbohydrates that are rich in fiber and do not raise blood sugar too significantly. Examples of these can include oatmeal, brown rice, and whole wheat alternatives.
  • For snacks: opt for nuts as they are made of healthy unsaturated fats and have been found to help reduce risk of heart disease

Why Preston’s Pharmacy?

As previously mentioned, weight loss medications have been getting increasingly popular—especially weight loss injections. Due to this, a lot of brand name injections are currently in shortage.

Preston’s Pharmacy offers more affordable compounded alternatives with generic semaglutide and tirzepatide injectables. In general, these medications are well-tolerated—with the most common side effects being GI symptoms. Preston’s Pharmacy’s compounded weight loss injectables have an added benefit in including Vitamin B6 to additionally combat these side effects.

Preston’s Pharmacy is offering compounded Tirzepatide 10mg/B6 2.5mg per mL with 2mL per vial at $350 and Semaglutide 2.5mg/B6 2.5mg per mL with 2 mL per vial at $250. 

Reach out today to begin your weight loss journey!     or    5713418787