Weightloss Injections

New, Effective Weight Loss Program 

What is Semaglutide?                                                                                                             Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone, released in the gut in response to eating. 

Semaglutide was first approved as a diabetes treatment medication and more recently gained an indication for weight loss based on evidence from several studies in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. There are multiple mechanisms of action, specifically weight loss is achieved due to slowing gastric emptying time. By slowing digestion, the stomach sends signals of “fullness” to the brain which regulates appetite. Decreasing caloric intake further leads to improved glycemic control increasing patient perceived energy and quality of life. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, it can cause significant weight loss — and a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease — in people who are obese or overweight. 

How effective is Semaglutide for weight loss in non-diabetics?  

There have been several anti-obesity medications that help suppress appetite and achieve weight loss. But Semaglutide performs on a new level. 

An early study of 2,000 obese adults compared people using Semaglutide plus a diet and exercise program with people who made the same lifestyle changes without Semaglutide. After 68 weeks, half of the participants using Semaglutide lost 15% of their body weight, and nearly a third lost 20%. Participants who incorporated only lifestyle changes lost about 2.4% of their weight. 

UCLA Health: https://www.uclahealth.org/news/semaglutide-weight-loss-what-you-need-know  

What are the side effects of Semaglutide injections? The side effects of Semaglutide are typically mild — especially when compared to the complications associated with overweight and obesity. 

People taking Semaglutide for weight loss may experience: 

  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue 
  • Gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, constipation and gassiness 
  • Headache 
  • Stomach issues, including nausea, vomiting, pain or distension (bloat) 

Gastrointestinal issues are the most common complaint among people just starting Semaglutide. But you may be able to reduce the side effects by beginning with a lower dose and then slowly increasing the amount you take. 

Avoid Semaglutide if you have: 

Monthly Dosing: 

  • Month #1: Inject 0.1 mL (Semaglutide 0.25mg/L-Carnitine 10mg) subcutaneously once a week.   
  • Month #2: Inject 0.2 mL (Semaglutide 0.5mg/L-Carnitine 20mg) subcutaneously once a week.  
  • Month #3: Inject 0.4 mL (Semaglutide 1mg/L-Carnitine 40mg) subcutaneously once a week. 
  • Month #4: Inject 0.7 mL (Semaglutide 1.75mg/L-Carnitine 70mg) subcutaneously once a week.  
  • Maintenance Dose: Inject 1 mL (Semaglutide 2.5mg/L-Carnitine 100mg) subcutaneously once a week.  

In-office injections: pricing and packages 

  • Month 1 - $800.  
  • Month 2 - $1,000  
  • Month 3 - $1,200  
  • Month 4 – 1,400  
  • 3-month package: $2,700 with 10% discount already included  
  • 4-month package: $4,000 with 10% discount already included  
  • Maintenance Dose: $400 per injection 


Before considering Semaglutide for weight loss, it's necessary to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Andrew, which costs $75. If you have had recent lab tests within the past three months, please bring a copy of the results to your consultation appointment. Call us today (503) 469-9818.