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Slim X Shots FAQ's

What are Slim X Shots?

Semaglutide is new FDA-approved treatment for obesity. It is an anti-diabetic medication belonging to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and Incretin Mimetics. Semaglutide was first approved as a treatment for managing blood sugar in Type 2 Diabetes in 2017.

Is it the same as Ozempic®, Rybellus®, and Wegovy®?

It is similar in the sense they are all prescribed semaglutide medications. The three above are name brand drugs. Our semaglutide is compounded in an FDA approved pharmacy.

Do Slim X Shots work for weight loss?

GLP-1 agonists like Semaglutide help to control your blood sugar, but people taking them also tend to lose weight. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food (called gastric emptying). In addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar (glucagon). Together, these functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less food, and lose more weight.

Are Slim X Shots effective?

They are is clinically-proven to be one of the most effective medication for long-term results. It works the same receptors as powerful, naturally-occurring GLP-1 hormones that exist in your body, which improve your metabolic function, and regulate your digestion so you can feel full longer and maximize nutrient absorption.

What is the dosing schedule?

We start every patient at a low "priming" dose for the first few weeks. Most patients will increase their dose every 3-5 weeks. We work with each patient on an individual level to ensure they are adjusting their dose appropriately to minimize symptoms and maximize results.

How are the Slim X Shots taken?

 It will be prescribed as a weekly subcutaneous injection. Injections should be administered every 7 days in the abdomen alternating locations. Slim X Shots are started at a low dose that is gradually increased so it is important you use the medication exactly as directed. One injection should be administered on the same day each week. Do not increase any dose prior to 4 weeks.

Are Slim X Shots a type of insulin?

No, Slim X Shots are not a type of insulin or a substitute for insulin. Slim X Shots stimulate your pancreas to release insulin when glucose (sugar) is present. Because Slim X Shots rely upon your body’s own insulin to have this effect, these shots aren’t used when your pancreas can’t make insulin, such as in patients in type 1 diabetes. We are unable to prescribe to patients with DM1 (Diabetes 1) and advise insulin to be regulated by your treating physician.

Do the Slim X Shots curb your appetite?

Yes, it is believed that these shots can help curb your appetite though not everyone experiences a curbed appetite. In addition to slowing gastric emptying to make you feel full for longer, GLP-1 also plays a direct role in how your appetite is regulated.

Are Slim X Shots safe?

Yes. Slim X Shots are considered to be safe and effective when used as directed. But safe doesn’t mean that there aren’t risks. Slim X Shots also carry a boxed warning about thyroid C-cell tumors occurring in rodents (with unknown risk in humans), and Slim X Shots shouldn’t be used if you or your family have a history of certain thyroid cancers. Semaglutide should not be used in people with type-1 diabetes or a history of pancreatitis. Slim X Shots should not be used for people on other blood sugar lowering medications. Slim X Shots are not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

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