Frequently Asked Questions
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Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions:
1. What is semaglutide used for?
Semaglutide is used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. It helps to lower blood glucose levels and can lead to weight loss.
2. How is semaglutide taken?
Semaglutide is taken as a sublingual pill once a day, or as a once-a-week subcutaneous injection.
3. What are the common side effects of semaglutide?
The most common side effects of semaglutide are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation. These side effects are typically mild and go away after the first few weeks of treatment.
4. Is semaglutide safe for everyone?
Semaglutide is generally considered safe when used as directed by a healthcare professional. However, people with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) should not use semaglutide, as it may increase their risk of developing these conditions.
5. Can semaglutide be used with other medications?
Semaglutide can be used in combination with other diabetes medications, such as metformin or sulfonylureas, but it's important to talk to your healthcare provider about the best treatment plan for you.
6. How long does it take for semaglutide to start working?
The effects of semaglutide on blood glucose levels may be seen within a few days of starting treatment, but it may take several weeks for the full effects to be seen.
7. How long does semaglutide stay in the body?
Semaglutide has a half-life of about 2-3 days, meaning that half of the dose will be eliminated from the body within this time frame.
8. What medications does Bodyhance offer?
We offer a range of medications that are all FDA-approved. You will work closely with our board-certified medical providers, who will prescribe medications based on your unique survey responses. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and confirm which medication you’d like to take. One example medication that we prescribe is semaglutide, a safe and widely used medication known to help with weight loss.
9. Who is Bodyhance for?
Bodyhance is for anyone seeking a holistic approach to weight care. We currently offer three different paths to meet the needs of our members. Bodyhance is for anyone with a BMI ≥30 (or ≥27 with certain co-morbidities). However, our recommended medications might not be right for everyone. A board-certified medical provider will review your case to determine if and what medication, or path, may be right for you.
10. What if I don't qualify?
If Bodyhance's expert physicians determine that you are not recommended to take Semaglutide, based on test results or patient history, we will refund your payment, less for the cost of the medical consultation and examinations. No questions asked. We are here to support you on your journey!
11. Who are the clinicians on the Bodyhance platform?
All of our medical providers, clinicians, and nurse practitioners are US-licensed with many years of clinical experience. Bodyhance crafts a program that fits each person’s unique biology, behaviors and preferences
12. How soon can I expect my medication to arrive?
After your medical provider has prescribed medication for you and you've confirmed the medication, we’ll send your prescription to our pharmacy partner. They will fill the order via expedited shipping (unless you opt to use your own pharmacy instead). So, you should expect to receive your medication approximately 7 business days after your clinician has completed your consultation and you have confirmed the medication.