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What You Need to Know About Compounded Semaglutide Oral

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December 12, 2023

The drug semaglutide has taken the medical and weight loss industries by storm as an effective weight loss injection. For the past few years, this drug has only been available in injectable form, but now Phipps Pharmacy can compound it in an oral form. Here’s everything you need to know about compounded semaglutide oral.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable drug that was initially developed as diabetes medication. Now, it is also used to treat chronic weight management. This medication has proven to be very effective for weight loss and treats obesity as a chronic metabolic disease. Semaglutide belongs to the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs, and it mimics the GLP-1 hormone that is released in response to eating. One role of this hormone is to tell the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood sugar. In larger amounts, this hormone works in the brain to suppress appetite and signal that you are full. That’s why this drug can cause significant weight loss when used alongside diet and exercise. Injectable semaglutide is approved for weight loss only under the brand name Wegovy.

What Is Compounded Semaglutide Oral?

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Because the demand for semaglutide has gotten so high, there has recently been shortages in the market. Now, Phipps Pharmacy is able to create compounded versions of this much-sought-after drug in the form of compounded semaglutide. Compounded semaglutide is a variant of the weight loss medication that provides the same benefits as the name brand version. Because the medication is compounded to order, it can also be created in an oral form, which is easier and less painful to take than the injections. Research even suggests that compounded semaglutide oral can be as effective for weight loss than injectable versions of semaglutide.

Benefits of Compounded Semaglutide Oral

One of the biggest benefits of taking compounded semaglutide oral is that it is much easier to use than the injectable versions. You don’t need to give yourself weekly injections and instead can simply place a small amount of the compounded semaglutide under the tongue daily. It is just that simple. Because this version of semaglutide oral is compounded, it’s also less likely for you to be affected by market shortages that have affected the injectable forms of semaglutide. This is also a less costly option compared to the brand-name medication. Compounded oral semaglutide can be 80% less than the comparable injectable dose. Additionally, this drug can be compounded without additives or allergens to make it safe for people with allergies or sensitivities.

Compounded Semaglutide Oral at Phipps Pharmacy

Now you know more about what compounded semaglutide oral is and how it can help. Here at Phipps Pharmacy, we offer compounding as one of our specialized pharmacy services and are able to tailor-make compounded semaglutide oral in our state of the art compounding lab. The active ingredient in our compounded semaglutide is made from the highest quality products to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality compounded prescriptions. If you have any questions about compounded semaglutide oral or would like to fill a prescription at our compounding pharmacy, please reach out to one of our pharmacy locations today to get started!