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The Weight is Over.

Our medically directed weight loss program is available and we accept all major insurance plans. Discuss your needs with one of our experts to determine which prescription weight loss medication is right for you.

Generic

Semaglutide, Metformin, Bupropion, Topiramate, Zonisamide, Orlistat, Phentermine

Brand Name

Mounjaro®, Ozempic®, Rybelsus®, Saxenda®, Trulicity®, Victoza®, Wegovy®

*Prescription medication requires a consultation with one of our board-certified physicians.

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Medically Directed Weight Loss Program

At Health-X, our team of board-certified physicians offer access to 13+ prescription weight loss medication options. Following your virtual consultation, a tailored journey begins. Comprehensive evaluations and essential lab tests are performed to precisely identify the optimal treatment strategy aligned with your individual requirements.

  • Achieve a 9–15% reduction in body weight on average within 12 months *
  • We can assist with obtaining authorizations for insurance coverage
  • Personalized 1:1 healthcare provider guidance
Our board-certified physicians will create a strategy tailored to your specific needs and weight concerns.

*In clinical trials studying Wegovy for obesity (BMI ≥30) and overweight (BMI ≥27) with at least one weight-related condition, non-diabetics who completed the trials lost an average of 9% and 15% of their body weight, respectively, when paired with diet and exercise (compared to 3.5% and 2.4% on diet and exercise alone).

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Appointment

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Consultation

A board-certified clinician thoroughly assesses your medical history and objectives.

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Medication

Usually within a week, your medication is delivered to your door. You'll continue to work with your provider.

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The Health-X Weight Loss Program and weight loss medications are backed by real data and trusted by medical professionals.

Achieve safe and sustainable weight loss of up to 15% or more with Health-X. Individual results may vary.

70% of our weight may depend on biological factors such as metabolic rate, hormones, and genes

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The odds of losing 10-15% of body weight can be doubled to tripled with the use of prescription medication.

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Insurance is accepted but not required for prescription weight loss medication. Coverage is provided through Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. Deductibles or co-payments for medical and pharmacy services may apply. 

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The Health-X Weight Loss Program offers an all-encompassing experience, starting with an initial consultation with our experienced healthcare providers. During this consultation, we will assess your individual health needs, medical history, and weight loss objectives. This crucial step ensures that your weight loss plan is tailored to your unique circumstances, promoting both safety and effectiveness.

To further enhance your experience and foster a transparent and accessible environment, we offer direct access to our support team to address any questions or concerns that may arise during your participation in the Health-X Weight Loss Program.

Semaglutide + B12 Injection Homekit

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Health-X Offers 13+ Weight Loss Medications

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Weight Loss Medication

Medication Disclaimers

  • Metformin
  • Bupropion
  • Topiramate
  • Zonisamide
  • Orlistat
  • Phentermine
  • Mounjaro®
  • Ozempic®
  • Rybelsus®
  • Saxenda®
  • Trulicity®
  • Victoza®
  • Wegovy®

Metformin has been associated with potential weight loss benefits. Although its primary mechanism of action involves reducing blood glucose levels and improving insulin sensitivity, metformin can indirectly contribute to weight loss. It may lead to decreased appetite, reduced calorie absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, and improved utilization of glucose and fat by the body. These effects can help individuals with diabetes or those struggling with weight management to achieve modest weight loss.

BLACK BOX WARNING: METFORMIN MAY CAUSE LACTIC ACIDOSIS

As with other medications, metformin can interact with alcohol and certain medications, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta-blockers, corticosteroids, hormone replacement therapy and estrogens, oral contraceptives, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, nifedipine, thiazides or furosemide and other diuretics, phenothiazines, phenytoin, nicotinic acid (niacin), multidrug and toxin extrusion inhibitors, sympathomimetics, calcium channel blockers, isoniazid (antibiotic for tuberculosis), insulin and glyburide or other medications for diabetes, and medications for thyroid disease.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information.

To report suspected adverse reactions to metformin contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Before using metformin, tell your healthcare provider about your medical history, especially if you have:

  • kidney disease
  • heart disease or congestive heart failure
  • liver disease
  • metabolic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis
  • high ketone levels in your blood or urine
  • you use insulin or other diabetes medications

Talk to your healthcare provider if you are planning to become pregnant or if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. Talk to your healthcare provider about discontinuing metformin prior to a surgical procedure or an iodinated contrast imaging procedure. Stop metformin and notify your healthcare provider immediately if you have an illness with severe diarrhea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration.

Many people experience no side effects while taking metformin. The most common side effects of metformin include:

  • diarrhea
  • nausea/vomiting
  • upset stomach (gas, bloating, and stomach cramps)

These symptoms may subside after the body adjusts to the medication. Taking your medicine with the evening meal can help reduce these side effects.

Additional but rare side effects include:

  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • feeling cold
  • unusual muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • slow or irregular heart rate
  • trouble breathing
  • metallic taste
  • changes to nails on fingers and toes
  • Low b12 levels

As with other medications, metformin can interact with alcohol and certain medications, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta-blockers, corticosteroids, hormone replacement therapy and estrogens, oral contraceptives, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, nifedipine, thiazides or furosemide and other diuretics, phenothiazines, phenytoin, nicotinic acid (niacin), multidrug and toxin extrusion inhibitors, sympathomimetics, calcium channel blockers, isoniazid (antibiotic for tuberculosis), insulin and glyburide or other medications for diabetes, and medications for thyroid disease.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information.

To report suspected adverse reactions to metformin contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Bupropion has been associated with weight loss in some individuals. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate appetite and energy balance. Bupropion may decrease appetite, enhance feelings of fullness, and increase energy expenditure, contributing to weight loss.  Moreover, bupropion should not be solely relied upon for weight loss, and adopting a comprehensive approach that includes healthy eating habits and regular physical activity is essential for achieving long-term weight management goals. Individuals considering bupropion for weight loss should consult with their healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment approach.

BLACK BOX WARNING: BUPROPION MAY CAUSE SUICIDAL THINKING AND BEHAVIOR AND OTHER SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS

Bupropion may cause psychiatric disorders, including suicidal thinking and behavior, hallucinations, confusion, paranoia, irrational fears and manic episodes (for people with undiagnosed bipolar disorder). The medicine could also cause high blood pressure, fast irregular heart beats, seizures, acute angle-closure glaucoma, and death. You should not stop taking bupropion abruptly or without consulting your healthcare provider.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history, especially if you have any of the following conditions in which case you should NOT take bupropion:

  • seizure disorder
  • anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • use of an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) such as Nardil®, Parnate® or Marplan® in the past 14 days
  • severe head injury
  • withdrawal from benzodiazepine or alcohol intoxication.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or impair your judgment. Please do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform any hazardous task until the effects of bupropion are known to you. For anyone taking diabetes medications, please have a discussion with your prescribing clinician prior to taking bupropion as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight. You should wear medical identification stating that you are taking this drug so that appropriate treatment can be given in a medical emergency.

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you experience anxiety, dry mouth, irregular heartbeats, irritability or other mental depression or other mood or mental changes or suicidal thoughts, restlessness, shaking, trouble sleeping, buzzing or ringing in ears, skin hives, rashes or itching, confusion, fainting, hyperventilation, hallucinations, seizures, trouble concentrating, lightheadedness, chest discomfort, sweating, headaches, impulsivity or unusual tiredness.

DO NOT take bupropion if you are planning to become pregnant or if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Many people experience no side effects while taking bupropion. Some of the most common side effects (but not extremely frequent) are:

  • difficulty sleeping
  • headaches or migraines
  • nausea or vomiting
  • constipation
  • excessive sweating
  • dizziness
  • weight loss
  • decrease in appetite
  • blurred vision
  • dry mouth
  • nervousness
  • agitation or other mental changes
  • tremors
  • fast heart rate

Additional side effects include:

  • change in sense of taste
  • drowsiness
  • frequent need to urinate
  • sore throat
  • unusual feeling of well-being

These symptoms may subside after the body adjusts to the medication.

As with other medications, bupropion can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products, including monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (like isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), dopaminergic medications (drugs that increase dopamine levels in your system like levodopa and amantadine), drugs that affect the central nervous system (CNS) like antihistamines or medicine for allergies or colds, sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicines, medicine for depression, medicine for anxiety, antipsychotics, theophylline, systemic corticosteroids, prescription pain medicine or narcotics, medicine for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, medicine for seizures or barbiturates, muscle relaxants, or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information.

To report suspected adverse reactions to Bupropion contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Major depressive disorder (unipolar [excluding Zyban]): Treatment of unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD).

Seasonal affective disorder (24-hour extended release [Aplenzin, Wellbutrin XL]): Prevention of seasonal major depressive episodes in patients with a diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Smoking cessation (12-hour extended release [sustained release; Zyban]): As an aid to smoking cessation treatment.

Use: Off-Label: Adult

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Bipolar depression; Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-induced sexual dysfunction.

Topiramate has been found to have an off-label use as an aid in weight loss. It works by affecting certain neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate appetite and satiety. Studies have shown that topiramate may lead to a decrease in appetite, an increase in feelings of fullness, and a reduction in food cravings, all of which can contribute to weight loss.

Before using topiramate, tell your healthcare provider about your medical history, especially if you have:

  • narrow angle glaucoma and nearsightedness
  • kidney problems, such as kidney stones
  • liver problems
  • depression or thoughts of suicide
  • lung or breathing problems
  • metabolic acidosis
  • high blood ammonia levels
  • long-term diarrhea
  • low body temperature
  • a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates, aka a ketogenic diet
  • brittle bones

Topiramate may cause some people to sweat less. It is recommended to avoid alcohol and stay well hydrated while taking this medication.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or impair your judgment. Please do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform any hazardous task until the effects of topiramate are known to you. For anyone taking diabetes medications, please have a discussion with your prescribing clinician prior to taking topiramate as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Topiramate may also cause birth defects (particularly there is a risk of cleft lip and/or palate and low birth weight). Topiramate may cause breakthrough bleeding. DO NOT take topiramate if you are planning to become pregnant or if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Many people experience no side effects while taking topiramate. Some of the most common side effects (but not extremely frequent) are:

  • anorexia
  • weight loss
  • dizziness
  • fatigue or drowsiness
  • difficulty with concentration and psychomotor slowing
  • speech difficulty
  • nervousness
  • tingling or prickling sensations
  • abnormal vision
  • fever

Additional side effects include:

  • difficulty with memory
  • changes in taste
  • diarrhea
  • numbness
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • hair loss
  • changes in mood/suicidal thoughts

These symptoms may subside after the body adjusts to the medication.

As with other medications, topiramate can interact with alcohol, marijuana and certain medications, including antiepileptic drugs, CNS depressants, oral contraceptives, lithium, other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, hydrochlorothiazide, pioglitazone and amitriptyline. Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information.

To report suspected adverse reactions to topiramate contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Migraine, prevention: Prophylaxis of migraine headache in patients ≥12 years of age

Seizures: Monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in patients ≥2 years of age (immediate release and Qudexy XR) or ≥6 years of age (Trokendi XR) with focal (partial) onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures; adjunctive therapy in patients ≥2 years of age (immediate release and Qudexy XR) or ≥6 years of age (Trokendi XR only) with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Use: Off-Label: Adult

Alcohol use disorder, moderate to severe; Antipsychotic-induced weight gain; Binge eating disorder; Headache, cluster (prevention); Headache, short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform attacks (prevention); Tremor, essential.

Zonisamide, an antiepileptic medication, has shown potential as an adjunct therapy for weight loss in some individuals. While the precise mechanism of how zonisamide promotes weight loss is not fully understood, it is thought to influence neurotransmitters and neuronal pathways in the brain that regulate appetite and energy balance. Zonisamide may help reduce food cravings, suppress appetite, and increase feelings of fullness, leading to a decrease in calorie intake and subsequent weight loss.

DO NOT take zonisamide if you have an allergy to sulfa drugs. A potentially fatal reaction can occur including a life threatening skin rash or a blood cell condition.

Before using zonisamide, tell your healthcare provider about your medical history, especially if you have:

  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • long-term diarrhea
  • lung or breathing problems
  • metabolic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis
  • high ketone levels in your blood or urine
  • you use insulin or other diabetes medications
  • history of psychiatric disorders or suicidal thoughts

Talk to your healthcare provider if you are planning to become pregnant or if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid alcohol and stay well hydrated while taking this medication. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or perform any hazardous task until the effects of this medication are known to you. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you experience eye pain, changes in vision, eye swelling or redness, yellowing of the eyes, confusion, difficulty concentrating, suicidal thoughts, memory problems, trouble thinking clearly, agitation, irritability, speech problems, decreased sweating, sudden flank pain, painful urination, dark urine, increased fatigue, skin rash, faintness, easy bruising, irregular or fast heartbeat, bone pain, rapid breathing, dizziness, or stomach pain that is severe or that lasts more than a few days.

Many people experience no side effects while taking zonisamide. The most common side effects of zonisamide include:

  • dizziness and lightheadedness
  • fatigue and drowsiness
  • language and speech difficulty
  • metallic taste
  • nausea

Other possible side effects include:

  • trouble sleeping
  • lack of coordination
  • loss of appetite and weight loss
  • diarrhea
  • double vision
  • mood changes such as depression or irritability
  • difficulty concentrating

These symptoms may subside after your body adjusts to the medication.

As with other medications, zonisamide can interact with certain medications, including carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (such as acetazolamide), orlistat (if using zonisamide for a seizure disorder), phenobarbital, primidone, rifamycins, glucocorticoids, and St. John's wort.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your healthcare provider because some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped.

To report suspected adverse reactions to zonisamide contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Focal (partial) onset seizures: Adjunctive therapy in the treatment of focal (partial) onset seizures in adolescents >16 years of age and adults.

Use: Off-Label: Adult

Binge eating disorder.

Orlistat, a medication approved for weight management, works by inhibiting the action of pancreatic lipase, an enzyme responsible for breaking down dietary fat in the intestine. By blocking the absorption of dietary fat, orlistat reduces the number of calories that are absorbed by the body, leading to weight loss. The undigested fat is excreted in the stool, resulting in oily or fatty stools in some individuals. Orlistat is typically used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program to support weight loss efforts.

Do not use orlistat if you have had an organ transplant because the medicine interferes with the medicines used to prevent transplant rejection. There have been rare reports of liver injury in people taking orlistat.

Before using orlistat tell your healthcare provider about your medical history, especially if you have:

  • gallbladder problems
  • kidney stones
  • pancreatitis

Ask your healthcare provider before you use orlistat if you are taking any of the following prescription medications:

  • anticoagulants (blood thinning medicine)
  • amiodarone (heart medicine)
  • diabetes medicine
  • thyroid disease medicine
  • seizure medicine (for a seizure disorder)
  • antiretrovirals (HIV medicine)
  • taking any other weight loss products

You should not take orlistat if you are planning to become pregnant or if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use orlistat if you are not overweight or if you have been diagnosed with problems absorbing food. When using this medication, you should also take a multivitamin once a day at bedtime, and follow a well-balanced, reduced-calorie, low-fat diet. If you have any serious side effects, including, itching, yellow eyes or skin, dark urine, loss of appetite, severe or continuous abdominal pain, hives, vomiting, chest pain, rectal bleeding, constipation that lasts more than 7 days, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or you are taking medicine for seizures and your seizures happen more often or get worse, stop using the medication and talk to your healthcare provider.

Many people experience no side effects while taking orlistat. Some of the most common side effects (but not extremely frequent) are:

  • diarrhea
  • oily stools or spotting
  • stomach discomfort
  • gas
  • more frequent bowel movements that may be hard to control

Additional side effects include:

  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • increased energy
  • increased thirst
  • dizziness
  • skin rash
  • sexual problems in males
  • chills
  • runny nose
  • irritability or feeling down

These symptoms may subside after the body adjusts to the medication.

Do not take orlistat if you are taking cyclosporine, warfarin or you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the capsules. Do not take thyroid medication or any fat-based supplements within 2 hours of taking Alli.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information.

To report suspected adverse reactions to orlistat contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Weight management, chronic:

OTC: Weight loss in overweight adults when used along with a reduced-calorie and low-fat diet.

Rx: Weight management, including weight loss and weight maintenance, when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet; to reduce the risk for weight regain after prior weight loss.

Limitations of use: Orlistat is indicated for patients with an initial body mass index of ≥30 kg/m2 or ≥27 kg/m2 in the presence of other risk factors (eg, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia).

Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira) is a prescription medicine used to lessen appetite. It can help weight loss by making you less hungry. It stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite. Phentermine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity, especially in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Cardiovascular Risks: Phentermine may increase blood pressure and heart rate, which can pose risks for individuals with underlying heart conditions or hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension: Use of phentermine has been associated with the development of pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disorder. Patients should be monitored closely for symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and fainting.

Valvular Heart Disease: There have been reports of phentermine-associated valvular heart disease, particularly when used in combination with other weight loss drugs like fenfluramine. Regular cardiac evaluations are recommended.

Dependence and Abuse Potential: Phentermine is a Schedule IV controlled substance due to its potential for abuse and dependence. Prolonged use may lead to tolerance, and abrupt discontinuation can result in withdrawal symptoms.

Psychiatric Effects: Phentermine can cause or exacerbate mental health issues such as insomnia, agitation, anxiety, psychosis, and mood changes. Patients with a history of psychiatric disorders should be closely monitored during treatment.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH): Cases of PPH, a rare but severe lung disorder, have been reported in patients using phentermine. Discontinue treatment immediately if PPH is suspected.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH): Phentermine carries a black box warning due to the increased risk of developing PPH. PPH is a rare, but potentially fatal, lung disorder characterized by increased blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. Its association with phentermine use led to the inclusion of this warning to ensure healthcare providers are aware of the potential risk.

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

• Dizziness or headache.
• Feeling nervous and excitable.
• Diarrhea or constipation.
• Dry mouth.
• Trouble sleeping.
• Bad taste in your mouth.

• Lowered interest in sex.
• Not able to get or keep an erection.
• Restlessness.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to your national health agency.

Weight management, chronic: Adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity in adults with either an initial BMI of ≥30 kg/m2 or an initial BMI of ≥27 kg/m2 and at least one weight-related comorbid condition (eg, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, hypertension) and pediatric patients ≥12 years of age with an initial BMI in the ≥95th percentile standardized for age and sex.

Phentermine, a weight loss medication, can potentially interact with several other drugs, and it is important to be aware of these interactions to ensure safe and effective use. Some notable drug interactions with phentermine include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), other appetite suppressants or weight loss medications, blood pressure medications, antidiabetic drugs, antidepressants, antihistamines, stimulants, and alcohol. These interactions can range from increasing the risk of serious conditions like serotonin syndrome to potentiating cardiovascular side effects or sedative effects. It is crucial to inform healthcare providers about all medications, supplements, and herbal products being used to receive appropriate guidance and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information.

To report suspected adverse reactions to Phentermine contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 orwww.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Mounjaro is an injectable prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

BLACK BOX WARNING: 

GLP-1s are contraindicated in individuals with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a family history of such, or in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. Do not take them if you have ever had thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, GLP-1s caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer; it is not known if they will cause thyroid tumors or cancer in humans. Please notify your doctor ASAP if you develop trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath. 

If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history prior to taking Mounjaro®.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. If you’re taking diabetes medications, please discuss this with your prescribing doctor before starting Mounjaro®, as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Females of reproductive potential should use adequate contraception while taking this medication. It is advised to use a non-oral contraceptive method (instead of oral contraceptive) or, if using oral contraception- add a barrier method of contraception 4 weeks after initiation and 4 weeks after dose escalation. 

Do not take this medication if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. If you plan to become pregnant, this medication needs to be stopped at least 2 months before trying. This medication may cause fetal harm.

Notify your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or pancreas problems.

Stop using Mounjaro® and call your healthcare provider immediately if you have severe stomach or abdomen pain that will not go away, with or without vomiting.

Stop using Mounjaro® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Serious hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis and angioedema) have been reported. Discontinue Mounjaro® if suspected and promptly seek medical advice.

Please contact your doctor ASAP and seek in-person care immediately if a side effect becomes problematic or you experience:

  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration-  it is important to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication 
  • Kidney problems/kidney failure - vomiting, nausea, diarrhea can cause dehydration and kidney issues and make kidney problems worse in individuals who have pre-existing kidney conditions; may sometimes lead to the need for hemodialysis 
  • Thyroid C-Cell Tumor: Trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath (see black box warning below)
  • Pancreatitis: Severe pain in your abdomen or back that will not go away 
  • Acute gallbladder disease - Pain in the middle or right upper stomach, fever, white parts of your eyes turn yellow or skin turns yellow, nausea/vomiting. If gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder is suspected further studies are needed.
  • Hepatitis/Elevated liver enzymes/Jaundice
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems: Changes in vision in those with type II diabetes, particularly vision problems may worsen in those with a history of diabetic retinopathy 
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease - may cause gastrointestinal disease; do not use if you have a history of severe gastrointestinal disease 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (for example, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, jitteriness, headache, anxiety/mood changes, rapid heartbeat, confusion, slurred speech, sweating, or lightheadedness). While this is rare with GLP-1s, if it occurs, please seek in-person care immediately. If you have these symptoms, try having liquid or food containing sugar (around 15-20 grams) —drinking juice, having regular soda, or eating some hard candies right away, as this will help raise your blood sugar quickly. If taken with insulin or an insulin secretagogue (ie sulfonylurea) it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about possibly lowering the dose of these medications to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. 
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Worsening depression, behavior changes, or suicidality
  • Note: Never share the Mounjaro® pen with other people

Many people experience no side effects. Some of the most common or potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion 
  • Injection site reactions
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Increased Lipase or Amylase 
  • Altered taste
  • Nasopharyngitis (common cold)
  • Passing Gas
  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in those with type II diabetes
  • Upset stomach

These symptoms often subside as your body adjusts to the medications. Please notify your provider if side effects persist. For a complete list of side effects, review the medication packaging inserts.

As with other medications, Mounjaro® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Mounjaro® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Mounjaro®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted.The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Mounjaro®. 

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Mounjaro® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus, treatment: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Limitations of use: Has not been studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis; not indicated for use in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Ozempic is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 agonists). While primarily used for managing type 2 diabetes, Ozempic has also been associated with weight loss in individuals with or without diabetes. It works by mimicking the action of a hormone called GLP-1, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, Ozempic can reduce appetite, increase feelings of fullness, and slow down stomach emptying. These effects can lead to a decrease in calorie intake and promote weight loss.

BLACK BOX WARNING: 

GLP-1s are contraindicated in individuals with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a family history of such, or in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. Do not take them if you have ever had thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, GLP-1s caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer; it is not known if they will cause thyroid tumors or cancer in humans. Please notify your doctor ASAP if you develop trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath. 

If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history prior to taking Ozempic®.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. If you’re taking diabetes medications, please discuss this with your prescribing doctor before starting Ozempic®, as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Use adequate contraception while taking this medication. Do not take this medication if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. If you plan to become pregnant, this medication needs to be stopped at least 2 months before trying. This medication may cause fetal harm.

Notify your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or pancreas problems.

Stop using Ozempic® and call your healthcare provider immediately if you have severe stomach or abdomen pain that will not go away, with or without vomiting.

Stop using Ozempic® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Serious hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis and angioedema) have been reported. Discontinue Ozempic® if suspected and promptly seek medical advice.

Please contact your doctor ASAP and seek in-person care immediately if a side effect becomes problematic or you experience:

  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration-  it is important to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication 
  • Kidney problems/kidney failure - vomiting, nausea, diarrhea can cause dehydration and kidney issues and make kidney problems worse in individuals who have pre-existing kidney conditions; may sometimes lead to the need for hemodialysis 
  • Thyroid C-Cell Tumor: Trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath (see black box warning below)
  • Pancreatitis: Severe pain in your abdomen or back that will not go away 
  • Acute gallbladder disease - Pain in the middle or right upper stomach, fever, white parts of your eyes turn yellow or skin turns yellow, nausea/vomiting. If gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder is suspected further studies are needed.
  • Hepatitis/Elevated liver enzymes/Jaundice
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems: Changes in vision in those with type II diabetes, particularly vision problems may worsen in those with a history of diabetic retinopathy 
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease - may cause gastrointestinal disease; do not use if you have a history of severe gastrointestinal disease 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (for example, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, jitteriness, headache, anxiety/mood changes, rapid heartbeat, confusion, slurred speech, sweating, or lightheadedness). While this is rare with GLP-1s, if it occurs, please seek in-person care immediately. If you have these symptoms, try having liquid or food containing sugar (around 15-20 grams) —drinking juice, having regular soda, or eating some hard candies right away, as this will help raise your blood sugar quickly. If taken with insulin or an insulin secretagogue (ie sulfonylurea) it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about possibly lowering the dose of these medications to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. 
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Worsening depression, behavior changes, or suicidality
  • Never share the Ozempic® pen with other people

Many people experience no side effects. Some of the most common or potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion 
  • Injection site reactions
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Increased Lipase or Amylase 
  • Altered taste
  • Nasopharyngitis (common cold)
  • Passing Gas
  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in those with type II diabetes
  • Upset stomach

These symptoms often subside as your body adjusts to the medications. Please notify your provider if side effects persist. For a complete list of side effects, review the medication packaging inserts.

As with other medications, Ozempic® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Ozempic® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Ozempic®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted. The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Ozempic®.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Ozempic® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Diabetes mellitus, type 2, treatment: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus; risk reduction of major cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease.

Use: Off-Label: Adult

Weight management

There is one main reason why Rybelsus can help you lose weight and that's its active ingredient, semaglutide. Semaglutide mimics a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1, for short), which your digestive system naturally produces to let your brain know that you're full and it's time to stop eating. It suppresses your appetite and makes you feel fuller for longer, preventing you from overeating and snacking between meals. It also slows down the emptying of your stomach and reduces glucose absorption by the intestines to decrease your blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. All of this, combined with a balanced diet and increased exercise, can effectively help you lose weight.

BLACK BOX WARNING: 

GLP-1s are contraindicated in individuals with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a family history of such, or in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. Do not take them if you have ever had thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, GLP-1s caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer; it is not known if they will cause thyroid tumors or cancer in humans. Please notify your doctor ASAP if you develop trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath. 

If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history prior to taking Rybelsus®.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. If you’re taking diabetes medications, please discuss this with your prescribing doctor before starting Rybelsus®, as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Use adequate contraception while taking this medication. Do not take this medication if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. If you plan to become pregnant, this medication needs to be stopped at least 2 months before trying. This medication may cause fetal harm.

Notify your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or pancreas problems.

Stop using Rybelsus® and call your healthcare provider immediately if you have severe stomach or abdomen pain that will not go away, with or without vomiting.

Stop using Rybelsus® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Serious hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis and angioedema) have been reported. Discontinue Rybelsus® if suspected and promptly seek medical advice.

Please contact your doctor ASAP and seek in-person care immediately if a side effect becomes problematic or you experience:

  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration-  it is important to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication 
  • Kidney problems/kidney failure - vomiting, nausea, diarrhea can cause dehydration and kidney issues and make kidney problems worse in individuals who have pre-existing kidney conditions; may sometimes lead to the need for hemodialysis 
  • Thyroid C-Cell Tumor: Trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath (see black box warning below)
  • Pancreatitis: Severe pain in your abdomen or back that will not go away 
  • Acute gallbladder disease - Pain in the middle or right upper stomach, fever, white parts of your eyes turn yellow or skin turns yellow, nausea/vomiting. If gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder is suspected further studies are needed.
  • Hepatitis/Elevated liver enzymes/Jaundice
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems: Changes in vision in those with type II diabetes, particularly vision problems may worsen in those with a history of diabetic retinopathy 
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease - may cause gastrointestinal disease; do not use if you have a history of severe gastrointestinal disease 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (for example, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, jitteriness, headache, anxiety/mood changes, rapid heartbeat, confusion, slurred speech, sweating, or lightheadedness). While this is rare with GLP-1s, if it occurs, please seek in-person care immediately. If you have these symptoms, try having liquid or food containing sugar (around 15-20 grams) —drinking juice, having regular soda, or eating some hard candies right away, as this will help raise your blood sugar quickly. If taken with insulin or an insulin secretagogue (ie sulfonylurea) it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about possibly lowering the dose of these medications to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. 
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Worsening depression, behavior changes, or suicidality

Many people experience no side effects. Some of the most common or potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion 
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Increased Lipase or Amylase 
  • Altered taste
  • Nasopharyngitis (common cold)
  • Passing Gas
  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in those with type II diabetes
  • Upset stomach

These symptoms often subside as your body adjusts to the medications. Please notify your provider if side effects persist. For a complete list of side effects, review the medication packaging inserts.

As with other medications, Rybelsus® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Rybelsus® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Rybelsus®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted. The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Rybelsus®.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Rybelsus® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Diabetes mellitus, type 2, treatment: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus; risk reduction of major cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Use: Off-Label: Adult

Weight management

Saxenda is a prescription medication used for weight management in individuals who are overweight or obese. It contains liraglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist that helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. Saxenda is typically self-administered via an injection and works by activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, leading to reduced appetite, increased feelings of fullness, and slower stomach emptying. These effects can help individuals consume fewer calories and achieve weight loss. Saxenda is usually prescribed alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

BLACK BOX WARNING: 

GLP-1s are contraindicated in individuals with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a family history of such, or in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. Do not take them if you have ever had thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, GLP-1s caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer; it is not known if they will cause thyroid tumors or cancer in humans. Please notify your doctor ASAP if you develop trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath. 

If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history prior to taking Saxenda®.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. If you’re taking diabetes medications, please discuss this with your prescribing doctor before starting Saxenda®, as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Use adequate contraception while taking this medication. Do not take this medication if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. If you plan to become pregnant, this medication needs to be stopped at least 2 months before trying. This medication may cause fetal harm.

Notify your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or pancreas problems.

Stop using Saxenda® and call your healthcare provider immediately if you have severe stomach or abdomen pain that will not go away, with or without vomiting.

Stop using Saxenda® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Serious hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis and angioedema) have been reported. Discontinue Saxenda® if suspected and promptly seek medical advice.

Please contact your doctor ASAP and seek in-person care immediately if a side effect becomes problematic or you experience:

  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration-  it is important to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication 
  • Kidney problems/kidney failure - vomiting, nausea, diarrhea can cause dehydration and kidney issues and make kidney problems worse in individuals who have pre-existing kidney conditions; may sometimes lead to the need for hemodialysis 
  • Thyroid C-Cell Tumor: Trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath (see black box warning below)
  • Pancreatitis: Severe pain in your abdomen or back that will not go away 
  • Acute gallbladder disease - Pain in the middle or right upper stomach, fever, white parts of your eyes turn yellow or skin turns yellow, nausea/vomiting. If gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder is suspected further studies are needed.
  • Hepatitis/Elevated liver enzymes/Jaundice
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems: Changes in vision in those with type II diabetes, particularly vision problems may worsen in those with a history of diabetic retinopathy 
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease - may cause gastrointestinal disease; do not use if you have a history of severe gastrointestinal disease 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (for example, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, jitteriness, headache, anxiety/mood changes, rapid heartbeat, confusion, slurred speech, sweating, or lightheadedness). While this is rare with GLP-1s, if it occurs, please seek in-person care immediately. If you have these symptoms, try having liquid or food containing sugar (around 15-20 grams) —drinking juice, having regular soda, or eating some hard candies right away, as this will help raise your blood sugar quickly. If taken with insulin or an insulin secretagogue (ie sulfonylurea) it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about possibly lowering the dose of these medications to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. 
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Worsening depression, behavior changes, or suicidality
  • Note: Never share the Saxenda® pen with other people

Many people experience no side effects. Some of the most common or potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion 
  • Injection site reactions
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Increased Lipase or Amylase 
  • Altered taste
  • Nasopharyngitis (common cold)
  • Passing Gas
  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in those with type II diabetes
  • Upset stomach

These symptoms often subside as your body adjusts to the medications. Please notify your provider if side effects persist. For a complete list of side effects, review the medication packaging inserts.

As with other medications, Saxenda® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Saxenda® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Saxenda®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted.The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Saxenda®.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Saxenda® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Weight management, chronic: As an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity forchronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index of ≥30 kg/m2 (obesity) or ≥27 kg/m2 (overweight) in the presence of at least 1 weight-related comorbid condition (eg, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia) and pediatric patients ≥12 years of age with bodyweight >60 kg and an initial BMI corresponding to ≥30 kg/m2 for adults (obesity) by international cut-offs (Cole Criteria).

BLACK BOX WARNING: 

GLP-1s are contraindicated in individuals with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a family history of such, or in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. Do not take them if you have ever had thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, GLP-1s caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer; it is not known if they will cause thyroid tumors or cancer in humans. Please notify your doctor ASAP if you develop trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath. 

If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history prior to taking Trulicity®.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. If you’re taking diabetes medications, please discuss this with your prescribing doctor before starting Trulicity®, as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Use adequate contraception while taking this medication. Do not take this medication if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. If you plan to become pregnant, this medication needs to be stopped at least 2 months before trying. This medication may cause fetal harm.

Notify your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or pancreas problems.

Stop using Trulicity® and call your healthcare provider immediately if you have severe stomach or abdomen pain that will not go away, with or without vomiting.

Stop using Trulicity® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Serious hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis and angioedema) have been reported. Discontinue Trulicity® if suspected and promptly seek medical advice.

Please contact your doctor ASAP and seek in-person care immediately if a side effect becomes problematic or you experience:

  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration-  it is important to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication 
  • Kidney problems/kidney failure - vomiting, nausea, diarrhea can cause dehydration and kidney issues and make kidney problems worse in individuals who have pre-existing kidney conditions; may sometimes lead to the need for hemodialysis 
  • Thyroid C-Cell Tumor: Trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath (see black box warning below)
  • Pancreatitis: Severe pain in your abdomen or back that will not go away 
  • Acute gallbladder disease - Pain in the middle or right upper stomach, fever, white parts of your eyes turn yellow or skin turns yellow, nausea/vomiting. If gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder is suspected further studies are needed.
  • Hepatitis/Elevated liver enzymes/Jaundice
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems: Changes in vision in those with type II diabetes, particularly vision problems may worsen in those with a history of diabetic retinopathy 
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease - may cause gastrointestinal disease; do not use if you have a history of severe gastrointestinal disease 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (for example, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, jitteriness, headache, anxiety/mood changes, rapid heartbeat, confusion, slurred speech, sweating, or lightheadedness). While this is rare with GLP-1s, if it occurs, please seek in-person care immediately. If you have these symptoms, try having liquid or food containing sugar (around 15-20 grams) —drinking juice, having regular soda, or eating some hard candies right away, as this will help raise your blood sugar quickly. If taken with insulin or an insulin secretagogue (ie sulfonylurea) it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about possibly lowering the dose of these medications to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. 
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Worsening depression, behavior changes, or suicidality
  • Note: Never share the Trulicity® pen with other people

Many people experience no side effects. Some of the most common or potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion 
  • Injection site reactions
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Increased Lipase or Amylase 
  • Altered taste
  • Nasopharyngitis (common cold)
  • Passing Gas
  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in those with type II diabetes
  • Upset stomach

These symptoms often subside as your body adjusts to the medications. Please notify your provider if side effects persist. For a complete list of side effects, review the medication packaging inserts.

As with other medications, Trulicity® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Trulicity® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Trulicity®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted.The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Trulicity®. 

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Trulicity® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Diabetes mellitus, type 2, treatment: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients ≥10 years of age with type 2 diabetes mellitus; risk reduction of major cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus who have established cardiovascular disease or multiple cardiovascular risk factors.

Victoza is a medication that is primarily used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, it has also been found to have weight loss benefits for individuals with or without diabetes. Victoza contains liraglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. When used for weight management, Victoza is typically prescribed at a higher dose than for diabetes treatment. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, Victoza can reduce appetite, increase feelings of fullness, and slow down stomach emptying, leading to a decrease in calorie intake and weight loss.

BLACK BOX WARNING: 

GLP-1s are contraindicated in individuals with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a family history of such, or in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. Do not take them if you have ever had thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, GLP-1s caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer; it is not known if they will cause thyroid tumors or cancer in humans. Please notify your doctor ASAP if you develop trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath. 

If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history prior to taking Victoza®.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. If you’re taking diabetes medications, please discuss this with your prescribing doctor before starting Victoza®, as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Use adequate contraception while taking this medication. Do not take this medication if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. If you plan to become pregnant, this medication needs to be stopped at least 2 months before trying. This medication may cause fetal harm.

Notify your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or pancreas problems.

Stop using Victoza® and call your healthcare provider immediately if you have severe stomach or abdomen pain that will not go away, with or without vomiting.

Stop using Victoza® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Serious hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis and angioedema) have been reported. Discontinue Victoza® if suspected and promptly seek medical advice.

Please contact your doctor ASAP and seek in-person care immediately if a side effect becomes problematic or you experience:

  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration-  it is important to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication 
  • Kidney problems/kidney failure - vomiting, nausea, diarrhea can cause dehydration and kidney issues and make kidney problems worse in individuals who have pre-existing kidney conditions; may sometimes lead to the need for hemodialysis 
  • Thyroid C-Cell Tumor: Trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath (see black box warning below)
  • Pancreatitis: Severe pain in your abdomen or back that will not go away 
  • Acute gallbladder disease - Pain in the middle or right upper stomach, fever, white parts of your eyes turn yellow or skin turns yellow, nausea/vomiting. If gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder is suspected further studies are needed.
  • Hepatitis/Elevated liver enzymes/Jaundice
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems: Changes in vision in those with type II diabetes, particularly vision problems may worsen in those with a history of diabetic retinopathy 
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease - may cause gastrointestinal disease; do not use if you have a history of severe gastrointestinal disease 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (for example, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, jitteriness, headache, anxiety/mood changes, rapid heartbeat, confusion, slurred speech, sweating, or lightheadedness). While this is rare with GLP-1s, if it occurs, please seek in-person care immediately. If you have these symptoms, try having liquid or food containing sugar (around 15-20 grams) —drinking juice, having regular soda, or eating some hard candies right away, as this will help raise your blood sugar quickly. If taken with insulin or an insulin secretagogue (ie sulfonylurea) it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about possibly lowering the dose of these medications to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. 
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Worsening depression, behavior changes, or suicidality
  • Never share the Victoza® pen with other people 

As with other medications, Victoza® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Victoza® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Victoza®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted. The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Victoza®.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Victoza® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

As with other medications, Saxenda® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Saxenda® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Saxenda®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted.The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Saxenda®.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Saxenda® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Diabetes mellitus, type 2, treatment: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in children ≥10 years of age, adolescents, and adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus; risk reduction of major cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease.

WEGOVY® (semaglutide) injection 2.4 mg is an injectable prescription medicine that may help adults and children aged ≥12 years with obesity (BMI ≥30 for adults, BMI ≥ 95th percentile for age and sex for children), or some adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) (overweight) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep it off. Wegovy® should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity

BLACK BOX WARNING: 

GLP-1s are contraindicated in individuals with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a family history of such, or in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. Do not take them if you have ever had thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, GLP-1s caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer; it is not known if they will cause thyroid tumors or cancer in humans. Please notify your doctor ASAP if you develop trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath. 

If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Tell your healthcare provider about your medical history prior to taking Wegovy®.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. If you’re taking diabetes medications, please discuss this with your prescribing doctor before starting Wegovy®, as your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.

Use adequate contraception while taking this medication. Do not take this medication if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. If you plan to become pregnant, this medication needs to be stopped at least 2 months before trying. This medication may cause fetal harm.

Notify your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or pancreas problems.

Stop using Wegovy® and call your healthcare provider immediately if you have severe stomach or abdomen pain that will not go away, with or without vomiting.

Stop using Wegovy® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.

Serious hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis and angioedema) have been reported. Discontinue Wegovy® if suspected and promptly seek medical advice.

Please contact your doctor ASAP and seek in-person care immediately if a side effect becomes problematic or you experience:

  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting resulting in dehydration-  it is important to stay well hydrated and drink plenty of fluids while on this medication 
  • Kidney problems/kidney failure - vomiting, nausea, diarrhea can cause dehydration and kidney issues and make kidney problems worse in individuals who have pre-existing kidney conditions; may sometimes lead to the need for hemodialysis 
  • Thyroid C-Cell Tumor: Trouble swallowing, hoarseness, a lump or swelling in your neck, or shortness of breath (see black box warning below)
  • Pancreatitis: Severe pain in your abdomen or back that will not go away 
  • Acute gallbladder disease - Pain in the middle or right upper stomach, fever, white parts of your eyes turn yellow or skin turns yellow, nausea/vomiting. If gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder is suspected further studies are needed.
  • Hepatitis/Elevated liver enzymes/Jaundice
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems: Changes in vision in those with type II diabetes, particularly vision problems may worsen in those with a history of diabetic retinopathy 
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease - may cause gastrointestinal disease; do not use if you have a history of severe gastrointestinal disease 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (for example, dizziness, weakness, shakiness, jitteriness, headache, anxiety/mood changes, rapid heartbeat, confusion, slurred speech, sweating, or lightheadedness). While this is rare with GLP-1s, if it occurs, please seek in-person care immediately. If you have these symptoms, try having liquid or food containing sugar (around 15-20 grams) —drinking juice, having regular soda, or eating some hard candies right away, as this will help raise your blood sugar quickly. If taken with insulin or an insulin secretagogue (ie sulfonylurea) it is best to talk to your healthcare provider about possibly lowering the dose of these medications to lower the risk of hypoglycemia. 
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Worsening depression, behavior changes, or suicidality
  • Never share the Wegovy® pen with other people

Many people experience no side effects. Some of the most common or potential side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion 
  • Injection site reactions
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Increased Lipase or Amylase 
  • Altered taste
  • Nasopharyngitis (common cold)
  • Passing Gas
  • Bloating
  • Belching
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in those with type II diabetes
  • Upset stomach

These symptoms often subside as your body adjusts to the medications. Please notify your provider if side effects persist. For a complete list of side effects, review the medication packaging inserts.

As with other medications, Wegovy® can interact with alcohol and certain prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal products. The risk of hypoglycemia is increased when combined with insulin or insulin secretagogues such as sulfonylureas. Wegovy® delays gastric emptying and may impact the absorption of oral medications. If you are on thyroid hormone medication, prior to starting Wegovy®, please review the timing of taking your thyroid hormone medication with the doctor who prescribes it as it may need to be adjusted. The drug levels of medications with narrow therapeutic windows (ie warfarin) should be monitored closely while on Wegovy®.

Please consult the pharmaceutical packaging for a full list of side effects, warnings, interactions and additional information. 

To report suspected adverse reactions to Wegovy® contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Weight management, chronic: As an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial BMI of ≥30 kg/m2 (obesity), or ≥27 kg/m2(overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition (eg, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia) and pediatric patients ≥12 years of age with an initial BMI at the ≥95th percentile standardized for age and sex (obesity).

Questions & answers

Prescription Weight Loss FAQ's

What is the best method for weight management?

The most effective approach to weight management involves making sustainable lifestyle adjustments. While medication can be beneficial in effectively managing weight, it should be complemented by a balanced diet and regular exercise. Medical weight loss programs integrate these elements and provide oversight from a certified physician to guarantee an attainable and enduring weight management plan.

The Health X Weight Loss Program offers a comprehensive range of medications for weight management. These include FDA-approved anti-obesity medications as well as "off-label" medications that have shown through clinical evidence to be safe and highly effective for weight loss. "Off-label" medications are those approved by the FDA for uses other than weight loss.

Prescribing off-label medications in a responsible manner provides you with a broader selection of options, ensuring that you receive the appropriate medication and dosage based on your unique biology. Clinicians often prescribe medications "off label" when they have demonstrated benefits in treating certain conditions. The medications prescribed by medical providers affiliated with Health-X, whether "on-label" or "off-label," are the same medications utilized in leading academic medical centers specializing in obesity treatment throughout the United States.

The decision to prescribe medication is at the discretion of the medical provider, and Found respects and supports the independent medical judgment of our affiliated providers without interference.

Weight management involves the ongoing effort to maintain your desired weight over the long term. Once you have successfully lost weight, it is important to sustain the diet and lifestyle changes you initially adopted in order to maintain your weight loss. Our doctors strive to simplify the process of weight management by providing continuous monitoring of your progress even after you have reached your goal weight, ensuring that your achievements are sustainable.

Typically, individuals can anticipate losing approximately 5-10% of their body weight within a span of six months when following doctor-recommended lifestyle adjustments and incorporating medication. The rate of weight loss can amount to about 1-2 pounds per week. As an example, if you initially weighed 200 pounds, you could expect to lose approximately 10-20 pounds through the implementation of these strategies.

You can expect to receive a response from your Health-X Medical Provider within 2 to 4 days after submitting your intake survey. The duration of the consultation will depend on any inquiries you may have or additional questions the provider needs to ask before prescribing medication. Typically, providers respond within 24-48 hours, although the timing may vary based on provider availability as the consultations are asynchronous. Once you and the provider have reached an agreement on the prescription, it will be forwarded to our e-pharmacy partners for processing and shipment. Generally, the filling and shipping process takes approximately 4-6 days.

Yes, we are in network with most major insurance providers. It is important to note that not all insurance plans cover the cost of medications, including weight loss medicines. Before your medical appointment, we recommend reviewing your insurance plan's benefits to determine if weight loss medication is covered and under which specific diagnoses. It is worth mentioning that many branded weight loss medications require prior authorization from your insurance in order for the cost to be covered. Your doctor and care team can assist you by contacting your insurer on your behalf, which may take a few business days for a response. If your request for prior authorization is denied, you still have the option to purchase the medication at the full cash price.

Dr. Erica Sheck

Meet Dr. Erica Sheck, a devoted healthcare professional who is committed to improving the quality and safety of patient treatment. She contributes a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her position, as she holds a doctorate in nursing practice and family nurse practice from Rush University. As a vital member of the Health-X team, Dr. Sheck plays a crucial role in coordinating, directing, and administering patient care services, ensuring the highest medical and nursing standards are met.

During her tenure at Elysium SurgiSpa, she independently performed minor surgical and laser procedures, demonstrating her expertise and precision in specialized nursing care. In addition, Dr. Sheck refined her skills as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Chicago Area Pediatrics, where she provided primary care for children, demonstrating her adaptability and capacity to serve a variety of patient populations.

Dr. Sheck is not only well-versed in clinical practice, but also compassionate and generous, as evidenced by her volunteer work at Rush Oak Park Hospital, Sigma Theta, and Medical Guardian. These experiences have prepared her to excel in time-constrained and high-stress environments, providing exceptional specialized nursing care with unwavering commitment. With Dr. Erica Sheck as an integral member of the team, Health-X can confidently uphold its commitment to providing superior healthcare services, as her exemplary nursing skills have impacted the lives of innumerable individuals.

Jamie Tountas

Meet Jamie Tountas, a seasoned expert with nearly 18 years of invaluable experience. Jamie’s distinctive combination of management expertise and medical care experience enabled her to found MobileNurse, a highly regarded concierge medical service.

Her journey began with a nursing education at Elmhurst College, where she refined her healthcare-related skills and knowledge. Jamie demonstrated her leadership abilities by administering operations at the prestigious University of Chicago Hospital and Insurance Exam Services, where she gained invaluable insights into the complexities of healthcare administration. Jamie founded MobileNurse, a revolutionary platform that enables patients to receive rudimentary testing and care in the comfort of their own homes, out of a passion for developing innovative healthcare solutions.

Her commitment to patient-centered services has had a profound effect on the healthcare landscape, simplifying and enhancing the healthcare experience for innumerable individuals. Jamie contributes a wealth of experience, effective leadership, a forward-thinking perspective, and a keen eye for calculated risk management to her position as the head of strategy and operations at Health-X. Her strategic approach and aptitude for navigating the complexities of the medical industry keep Health-X at the vanguard of delivering innovative healthcare solutions. Health-X is poised to continue its mission of providing superior medical services and influencing the future of healthcare through innovation and compassion with Jamie Tountas at the helm.

Dr. Mick Singh

Meet Dr. Singh, the visionary leader driving the mission of Health-X. With a solid foundation and a wide range of expertise, he charts the strategic course and envisions the success of this innovative endeavor.

Dr. Singh is a medical professional with a degree from Rush Medical College and extensive post-graduate training in anesthesiology, interventional spine surgery, and a one-year intensive cosmetic surgery program. His extensive and varied training has influenced his healthcare philosophy, which focuses on outcomes that improve the quality of life for patients.

Prior to his current position at Health-X, Dr. Singh gained invaluable experience as an Attending Physician at Mercy Healthcare for ten years. After that, he embarked on a 7-year journey as Owner and Medical Director of Elysium SurgiSpa, where he gained a deeper understanding of patient care and satisfaction. Additionally, Dr. Singh served with distinction in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of captain. This experience has imparted in him a sense of discipline, commitment, and dedication to excellence. Dr. Singh’s exceptional pedigree and extensive skill set place him at the vanguard of health delivery models, ensuring that Health-X remains an industry leader. Health-X continues to revolutionize healthcare under his direction, positively impacting innumerable lives with each step forward.

Pediatrics

Parents, we’ve got you covered too! Our convenient at-home options, including video chats with family practitioners and automatic prescription refills, make taking care of your children’s health easier, hassle-free and efficient.

Professionals

For young professionals caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we provide easy access to virtual checkups and prescription refills, ensuring you can stay on top of your well-being without any interruptions.

Seniors

For seniors, we offer tailored and individualized care, understanding the specific needs that come with aging. Virtual consultations and at-home testing are at your fingertips, ensuring you receive the best possible support for your health.

Adults

As adults, you can rely on Health-X for all your medical requirements, from routine screenings to managing chronic conditions. Our practice is designed to seamlessly fit into your routines, making healthcare a breeze.