Prior to initiating semaglutide, it is important to review your current medications and medical history. The most common contraindications are:
Personal or Family history of Thyroid Cancer
Personal or family history of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type II
History of Pancreatitis or pancreatic disease
Allergy to GLP-1 Medications
If you have any of these contraindications, semaglutide should not be started and Dr. Lolachi will provide you with other options for your weight loss goals.
Getting started on semaglutide is very simple. Patients have a consultation with Dr Lolachi, who is very familiar with semaglutide and various other weight loss medications as well as nutrition counseling. Patients weigh themselves at least once a week and have monthly visits. This allows us to keep patients on track with diet and exercise while optimizing weight loss with semaglutide.
If you have any questions or concerns about semaglutide, be sure to talk to Dr. Lolachi. She can help you weigh the risks and benefits of this medication and determine if it is right for you. And remember, always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions when taking semaglutide or any other medication.
If you are interested in learning more about semaglutide or other weight loss medications, contact us by phone or email. Don’t wait any longer to start your weight loss. And with easy dosing options and monthly visits, getting started has never been easier. Contact us today to learn more! Have questions? Call us at (310)371-9900.