Semaglutide and Phentermine: A Supervised Weight Loss Program
Completing an in-office EKG may allow us to dispense prescription appetite suppressants (such as phendimetrazine or phentermine) if needed. These medications can be helpful while we are working to get to the effective dose of Semaglutide. Also, these agents can be highly effective during the transition off of Semaglutide or during the maintenance phase after Semaglutide treatment. Although these drugs are extremely safe and have been used for decades, an EKG is necessary to facilitate safe treatment with these agents.
Our “Flagship” medical weight loss program is a doctor-supervised program in which we use a prescription appetite suppressant medication (phendimetrazine or phentermine) to help control hunger and cravings, as well as effective metabolism enhancers to help you feel great and burn more fat.
Can You Take Semaglutide and Phentermine Together?
There currently needs to be more research involving taking Phentermine and Semaglutide simultaneously. Therefore, the safety or dangers of this practice are still unknown. However, some healthcare providers choose to prescribe both drugs simultaneously, despite potential health risks. They may prescribe this combination for overweight people and those with diabetes. These two medications help you reach your weight loss goals even faster. Some people may respond more favorably to this combination of medications than others.
It’s important to note that both medications come with their side effects. Therefore, they may not be appropriate for everyone. Your provider can help you understand whether you’re a good candidate for Semaglutide or Phentermine.
Potential Benefits of Taking Both Semaglutide and Phentermine
Both Phentermine and Semaglutide are powerful weight-loss aids on their own. But some people may experience a more rapid loss of excess pounds by taking them together. Here are some of the potential benefits of combining these two medications:
- Reduced appetite: Both phentermine and semaglutide help to reduce appetite. Phentermine stimulates chemical neurotransmitters in the brain. These neurotransmitters cause a natural decrease in appetite. Semaglutide works by slowing down the rate of digestion, so your body feels fuller longer. It also reduces blood sugar to decrease the body’s hunger response.
- Improved weight loss: phentermine and semaglutide both promote weight loss on their own. When combined, your weight-loss results may be even more pronounced.
- Blood sugar control: phentermine and semaglutide help reduce unhealthy cravings. Therefore, they can make blood sugar control easier for people with diabetes.
How Are Semaglutide and Phentermine Administered?
Semaglutide is an injection injected into the stomach, thigh, or upper arm once per week. You’ll be in the clinic to have a skilled provider administer the injections each week. You can also receive instructions to administer the injections yourself from the comfort of your own home, let’s discuss if this is your preference. In the latter case, you must always follow our injection instructions.
Phentermine is a daily capsule you take orally. You can take it with or without food. However, you should avoid taking it in the afternoon or evening because doing so can impact your ability to sleep at night. It’s best to take this drug first thing in the morning.
New Results Medical Weight Loss’ Protocol will also teach you a way of eating that is both enjoyable and sustainable. You will eat real food, not chalky meal replacements. We will teach you a way of eating that will get your body working WITH you instead of against you!
During your initial visit, you will complete a thorough questionnaire and medical history. To expedite this process, click here to print and complete the form before your first appointment. You will receive a complete medical evaluation (see below), and you will be given an individualized plan that delivers weight loss RESULTS.