1. Is Semaglutide the same drug as Wegovy or Ozempic (FDA-approved medications for weight loss)?
Semaglutide is exactly the same drug, the only difference is that New Pathways Clinic gets Semaglutide in vials instead of injectable pens. Due to the brand name of Semaglutide (Wegovy) being on the FDA's list of drug shortages, pharmacies are permitted to manufacture the generic form of the drug. Our Semaglutide is provided by FDA-certified pharmacies where the authenticity and safety are certified by government and commercial oversight. Tirzepatide is also exactly the same drug as brand name FDA approved Mounjaro.
2. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide should be used only by diabetics.
Semaglutide is FDA-approved for weight reduction for obesity in individuals with a BMI of 30 or greater, OR with a BMI of 27-30 with a related chronic illness. Semaglutide has a 70% success rate for patients who lose 10-15% of their body weight, commonly at a pace of ten pounds a month and Tirzepatide also has a 70% success rate and patients can lose 15-25% of their body weight!
3. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide weight loss shots are not affordable for most people.
When all financial factors are considered, Semaglutide and Tirzepatide actually helps people save money through reduced food/grocery bills, reduced alcohol intake, diminished expensive gym memberships, and via the money saved for copays and deductibles due to complications from obesity and diabetes. New Pathways Clinic also offers Semaglutide and Tirzepatide at generic prices, rather than brand name, and passes this saving to the patient.
4. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide must be taken forever; once it's stopped, the weight will be regained.
Semaglutide or Tirzepatide does not have to be taken for the rest of your life. Maintaining your healthy weight, however, will depend on your food choices, your level of physical activity, and other factors after you reach your weight goal once Semaglutide or Tirzepatide has been discontinued.
5. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide makes people sick.
While Semaglutide and Tirzepatide comes with risks like any other medication, only 5% of individuals in medical studies experienced side effects from the weight loss shots. The most notable side effects were nausea, constipation, gas, diarrhea, and bloating. Typically, these side effects are mild, resolve within two weeks, and can be managed with over-the-counter medications.