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Discover the Transformative Power of Semaglutide & Tirzepatide

Semaglutide: A Breakthrough in Diabetes and Weight Management

Tirzepatide: The Next-Generation Dual Action Medication

Disclaimer: Both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are used under a healthcare provider’s supervision. Patients should follow the prescribed dosage and schedule, and report any unusual symptoms or side effects to their healthcare provider promptly. These medications should be part of a broader treatment plan that may include diet, exercise, regular blood sugar monitoring, and possibly other diabetes medications. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor progress and any side effects.You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit MedWatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Frequently Asked Questions

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are medications used primarily to manage type 2 diabetes by helping to regulate blood sugar levels. They are also prescribed for weight management in certain patients. Compounded versions of these medications are customized formulations created by a compounding pharmacy to meet specific patient needs.

The FDA recommends GLP-1 receptor agonists like Semaglutide and Tirzepatide for weight loss if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m² or greater and at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
  • Have a BMI of 30 kg/m² or greater.

If you are considering Semaglutide or Tirzepatide for weight loss, your first step should be consulting your primary care physician (PCP) or an obesity specialist. They will review your medical history and guide you in the best treatment options. If you have diabetes and are already taking a different medication, discuss with your physician about safe drug combinations.

Weight loss results can vary based on individual factors such as dosage, adherence to the medication, diet, and exercise. Clinical studies have shown that patients taking Semaglutide or Tirzepatide for weight management can lose a significant amount of weight, with some studies reporting an average weight loss of 10-15% of body weight over a period of 68 weeks. However, individual results may vary, and it’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s guidance and maintain a healthy lifestyle for optimal results.

We offer compounded Semaglutide and Tirzepatide in both injectable and oral forms to provide flexibility and convenience based on patient preferences and medical needs.

To obtain a compounded version of Semaglutide or Tirzepatide, you will need a new prescription from your doctor. We cannot accept transfers of prescriptions for brand-name products to dispense compounded medications. Please contact your healthcare provider and request that they send a new prescription to us.

No, we cannot accept transfers of brand-name product prescriptions to dispense compounded versions. A new prescription specifically for the compounded medication is required from your doctor.

Yes, when prepared by a licensed and reputable compounding pharmacy, compounded medications are safe and effective. Our pharmacy follows strict guidelines and quality control measures to ensure the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

The most common side effects of Semaglutide and Tirzepatide include gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms are more likely to occur when starting the medication (especially if a higher dose than prescribed is used) and during dose escalation.

Severe allergic reactions, such as rash, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, face, or throat, should be reported to your pharmacist and physician immediately. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can also occur, presenting symptoms like dizziness, headache, fatigue, weakness, shaking, rapid heartbeat, confusion, hunger, changes in vision, or sweating. If these reactions occur, discontinue use and seek medical advice.

For detailed information on drug interactions, contraindications, and additional side effects, please refer to the complimentary patient information guide provided when your medication is first dispensed.

Your healthcare provider will provide instructions on how to properly administer injectable Semaglutide or Tirzepatide. If you have any questions or concerns, our pharmacy staff is available to assist you.

Switching between oral and injectable forms should be done under the guidance of your healthcare provider to ensure proper dosage and efficacy. Discuss your options with your doctor to determine the best form for your treatment.

For more information about compounded Semaglutide and Tirzepatide, please contact our pharmacy staff. We are here to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

For more information about these medications, please visit the FDA  guides below:

About Kare Pharmacy & Compounding

For over 40 years, Kare Pharmacy and Compounding has been cherished in the Danville, VA community for its personalized service, ensuring every customer receives tailored healthcare guidance from an experienced team dedicated to quality care and convenience.

Our state of the art lab allows us to create customized medications for individual customers. Our easy refill and transfer services ensure our customers never miss a dose. You can refill your prescription online and we’ll take care of the rest!