While diet and exercise are at the core of healthy weight management over time, some people still have difficulty losing weight for whatever reason. It can be difficult to be trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and see no reflective results. If you’ve been struggling with managing your weight, there are weight management prescriptions that can help. 

How You Can Manage Your Weight Medically

If you are out of options when it comes to weight management, there are now weight management prescription injections that will help. A combination injection called semaglutide/pyridoxine injections are meant for those who are overweight or obese as outlined by their BMI. While it may seem magical to have an injection that will assist with your weight loss, they are to be added to a regular diet and exercise routine and are not meant to be used without those factors. 

How The Injections Work

These FDA-approved injections combine two ingredients, semaglutide and pyridoxine, that work together to help the body more effectively manage its weight. Each ingredient offers its own unique benefits to the body. Semaglutide has been known to:

  • Stimulate glucose-dependent insulin release from the pancreas
  • Slow gastric emptying
  • Inhibit inappropriate post-meal glucagon release
  • Reduce food intake

While this alone can greatly help the body, the addition of pyridoxine allows more drastic changes to be made in the body. By itself, pyridoxine:

  • Helps to jumpstart protein, carbohydrates, and fats in the metabolism.
  • Is vital in the production of neurotransmitters and the body’s formation of nicotinic acid.
  • Is essential for maintaining a healthy nervous system, skin, muscles, and blood.
  • Has a stimulating effect on the function of the thyroid and assist in preventing water retention.

Though these two ingredients work wonders separately, the combination of the two may help begin weight loss for those struggling by prompting the body to create a healthier metabolism. These injections should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise and will only be prescribed to a patient after a complete body and safety evaluation. These injections are intended for those who struggle with weight management and have the presence of one or more weight-related conditions such as hypertension or type 2 diabetes. 

You should receive your compound medication once per week where each dosage will be a little larger in order to gradually allow your body to become accustomed to it. The injections will gradually increase until you reach 2.4 milligrams after 17 weeks of treatment. From there, your dosage will remain once a week and at 2.4 milligrams for the duration of your treatment. If you notice adverse reactions to your increased dosage, report them to your doctor or compounding pharmacy immediately. While some side effects may be a normal part of the treatment, your doctor will want to make sure that you are not experiencing extreme adverse reactions to the compounding prescription. 

Contact Us

If you would like to know more information on semaglutide/pyridoxine injections or would like to see if you are an ideal candidate for the injections, contact Texas Star Pharmacy. Our professionals will provide you with the information you need regarding the injections so that you can make a well-thought-out and informed decision. You can call us at 972-519-8475 or contact us directly on our website here. We look forward to helping you.