Newer stomach injection medications may work for weight loss in people who have overweight or obesity. As of May 2023, only two have FDA approval and research showing their effectiveness: semaglutide (Wegovy) and liraglutide (Saxenda). But a doctor may prescribe other options off label.

Are Weight Loss Injections Safe?

Both medical weight loss injections and injection lipolysis are considered safe forms of weight loss treatment

Can an injection reduce belly fat?

Fat dissolving injections offer an effective long-term solution for stubborn pockets of fat which are very common around the abdominal area. The treatment itself involves injecting the fat-dissolving product into various points across the problem area, directly into the fatty tissue beneath the skin.

Benefits Of Weight Loss

Even small amounts of weight loss can lead to substantial benefits. Losing weight can help you balance your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. Successful weight loss can improve your self-image, thus enhancing your mental health and happiness. An effective weight loss strategy can also help motivate you to keep going. GLP-1 agonists for weight management are a great stepping stone to help you develop a healthy lifestyle. 

Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

Unlike Saxenda and Wegovy, Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) has yet to be approved by the FDA for weight loss. However, it is fast-tracked to being approved within the next 6-12 months. Mounjaro is a type 2 diabetes medication injected once a week to help improve blood sugar. Along with consistent physical activity and a proper diet, Mounjaro may be effective in helping patients lose weight while assisting with symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Serious side effects can include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Allergic reactions
  • Kidney problems or kidney failure
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Changes in vision
  • Stomach problems

While Mounjaro is not yet FDA-approved to help with weight loss, that may change very soon, meaning that it could be a great option to help manage obesity and other help problems that come with it. 


Our clinical team have the expertise and experience in prescribing the appropriate weight loss medication based on your individual needs to help you reach your weight loss goals.


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All weight loss medication prescribed is licensed, prescribed by a registered prescriber, and shipped directly from a registered pharmacy . This helps to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality medication, as well as all necessary dosage information and instructions.


Saxenda (Liraglutide)

Liraglutide is commonly prescribed under two separate brand names–Victoza and Saxenda. The FDA has approved Saxenda for weight loss in patients who are overweight or obese. Daily Liraglutide injections control blood sugar levels in adults and children with Type 2 diabetes. In combination with a healthy diet and consistent exercise plan, this is one of many GLP-1 drugs that work well for weight loss. Like other GLP-1 agonists, Liraglutide can cause side effects, including headaches, constipation, heartburn, runny nose, fatigue, and redness or pain at the injection site. However, the most common side effects are easy to manage, making Saxenda a great way to lose and keep off weight.

You should not take Saxenda if you:

  • Are taking a GLP-1 receptor agonist medication
  • Have or had issues with your pancreas, liver, or kidneys
  • Have severe stomach issues, such as gastroparesis (slowed emptying of the stomach)
  • Are prone to depression, suicidal thoughts, or other mental health issues
  • Are currently breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Mounjaro is proven to lower A1C in adults with type 2 diabetes

Mounjaro is an injectable prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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How to take Monjaro

  • Read the Instructions for Use that come with Mounjaro.
  • Use Mounjaro exactly as your healthcare provider says.
  • Mounjaro is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach (abdomen), thigh, or upper arm.
  • Use Mounjaro 1 time each week, at any time of the day.
  • Do not mix insulin and Mounjaro together in the same injection.
  • You may give an injection of Mounjaro and insulin in the same body area (such as your stomach area), but not right next to each other.
  • Change (rotate) your injection site with each weekly injection. Do not use the same site for each injection.
  • If you take too much Mounjaro, call your healthcare provider or seek medical advice promptly.

Before using Mounjaro

  • Your healthcare provider should show you how to use Mounjaro before you use it for the first time.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.
  • If you take birth control pills by mouth, talk to your healthcare provider before you use Mounjaro. Birth control pills may not work as well while using Mounjaro. Your healthcare provider may recommend another type of birth control for 4 weeks after you start Mounjaro and for 4 weeks after each increase in your dose of Mounjaro.

Review these questions with your healthcare provider:

  • Do you have other medical conditions, including problems with your pancreas or kidneys, or severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems digesting food?
  • Do you take other diabetes medicines, such as insulin or sulfonylureas?
  • Do you have a history of diabetic retinopathy?
  • Are you pregnant, plan to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed? It is not known if Mounjaro will harm your unborn baby or pass into your breast milk.
  • Do you take any other prescription medicines or over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or herbal supplements?

Common side effects

The most common side effects of Mounjaro include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach (abdominal) pain. These are not all the possible side effects of Mounjaro. Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or doesn’t go away.


Warnings – 

Mounjaro may cause tumors in the thyroid, including thyroid cancer. Watch for possible symptoms, such as a lump or swelling in the neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. If you have any of these symptoms, tell your healthcare provider.

  • Do not use Mounjaro if you or any of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).
  • Do not use Mounjaro if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
  • Do not use Mounjaro if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients in Mounjaro.

Adjusting Your Lifestyle

To achieve optimal results from your GLP-1 agonist, it is essential to make adjustments to your lifestyle. This includes a healthy diet and a consistent exercise plan. While it can seem overwhelming to make these changes in your life, it will increase the effectiveness of your GLP-1 medicine and lead to a healthier, happier you!


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Wegovy And Ozempic (Semaglutide)

Wegovy is a weekly semaglutide injection approved by the FDA to treat individuals with obesity and at least one related condition, such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Ozempic is the same medication as Wegovy, and it has FDA approved indication to treat for diabetes; however, there are patients who use it as off-label for weight loss. Wegovy is most effective when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and regular physical exercise. This drug is specifically indicated for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or more or individuals with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 with one or more related conditions. Wegovy mimics a GLP-1 hormone, targeting the area of the brain responsible for appetite regulation and food intake.

Serious side effects of Wegovy can include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder issues
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Kidney problems
  • Increased heart rate

Your healthcare provider will determine if Semaglutide is the proper medication for you and monitor your symptoms closely to mitigate any severe risks. If Semaglutide is a good fit for you, it can be incredibly effective at helping you lose weight and keep it off. Sometime, it’s difficult to get Wegovy and Ozempic approved by insurance or get it filled at your local pharmacy because of the supply shortage or the high asking self-pay price of the medication which can be as high as $1,800 for a one month supply. If that is the case, patients should make an appointment with Alpha Hormones medical provider to see if a less costly alternative and compounded version such as Semaglutide with added Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) injection is right for them. Cyanocobalamin can add the extra energy boost and increase fat metabolism so patients can reach their weight loss goals faster.