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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Different Types of Semaglutide

We want to share some important information you should know about the increasing availability and popularity of injectable weight loss medications.

These medications, known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, have proven to be a remarkable tool in assisting patients with achieving their weight loss goals, often surpassing initial expectations. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are popular forms of these medications. However, with their increasing demand, there has been a rise in clinics, pharmacies, and online companies offering alternative, potentially cheaper options through in-person visits, online platforms, or mail orders.

While cost may understandably be a significant factor in your decision-making process, We urge you to prioritize your safety and well-being. Not all sources of these medications adhere to the same stringent regulations and quality standards upheld by established pharmaceutical manufacturers. This was highlighted by the New England Compounding Center’s 2012 tragedy which resulted in 64 deaths and 751 patient injuries due to contaminated compounded medication.

Some manufacturers and pharmacies may be offering the ‘salt’ form, rather than the ‘base’ form of these medications, which are often sourced from unregulated markets, notably from overseas suppliers. The ‘salt’ form has been shown to be ineffective and potentially unsafe, however it is much less expensive to manufacture than the ‘base’ form. The manufacture of the ‘salt’ form of these medications has been banned in the US. The allure of lower prices may be tempting, but it's crucial to understand the potential risks associated with such purchases.

Medications obtained from non-FDA approved sources may be counterfeit, substandard, or improperly stored, posing serious health hazards. Without the rigorous testing and oversight mandated by regulatory bodies like the FDA, the authenticity and efficacy of these products remain uncertain.

FDA approval serves as a hallmark of quality and safety, indicating that a medication has undergone exhaustive testing to ensure its suitability for patient use. Pharmacies that have the ‘503B’ designation must meet more rigorous FDA requirements regarding the production, storage, handling, and distribution of compounded medication. Our commitment at After Ours Ob/Gyn is to provide you with the safest, most effective treatments available on the market.

We take immense pride in prioritizing patient safety and satisfaction above all else. While we strive to remain competitive in pricing, we refuse to compromise on the quality and integrity of the products we offer. Our Semaglutide weight loss injection treatments are FDA approved, sourced from a 503B facility, contain only Semaglutide Base + Vitamin B12, and are meticulously sourced to ensure your well-being.

It's important to note that not all companies offering Semaglutide at lower costs resort to using alternative formulations. However, we believe that informed decision-making is paramount when it comes to your healthcare choices.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your Semaglutide treatment or any other aspect of your healthcare journey, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Your health and peace of mind are our utmost priorities.

Thank you for entrusting us with your care!

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