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A Concise Guide to Getting a Prescription for Weight Loss Injections

There are several different effective weight loss injections, including Semaglutide (Wegovy) and Liraglutide (Saxenda). These medications are proven to be effective in helping with weight loss. In order to utilize prescription weight loss shots, you have to first see your doctor and obtain a prescription. Your doctor will want to review your health history to determine if these medications are a safe option for you. 

If you’re considering trying a weight loss prescription, then you’ll want to first do some research and talk with your doctor about whether this is a good option for you.

Understanding Weight Loss Injections

Weight loss injections work by speeding up the metabolism and helping your body break down fat. There are a variety of weight loss injections that have shown positive results. Many of these medications are FDA-approved and considered safe. This type of weight loss medication is usually administered using a needle and injected into a fatty area of the body (also referred to as a subcutaneous injection).

As with any medication, weight loss medications come with certain risks and possible side effects.

Common side effects of weight loss medications include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive issues like diarrhea, constipation, and bloating.
  • Headache
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Criteria for Prescription Weight Loss Injections

In order to utilize weight loss injections, you’ll have to go to a doctor to get a prescription. This means you’ll need to see a doctor so that they can determine whether weight loss medications are a safe option for you. They will want to know about your health history and whether you have any underlying medical conditions. If they find that you are a good fit for weight loss injections, your doctor will write you a prescription and provide further instructions for treatment.

Your doctor will determine if you qualify for weight loss injections by looking at your weight and height. This allows them to determine your body mass index or BMI. Usually, if your BMI is 30 or above, this will qualify you for weight loss injections. Or if your BMI is lower but you also have other weight-related health issues like high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, you may still qualify.

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The Prescription Process

Once your doctor has determined that you’re a good candidate for weight loss injections, they will write a prescription for you. Weight loss injections are usually administered using self-injection. This means that you will have to inject them into yourself. Your doctor may be able to provide an initial injection to demonstrate the process, or they may just provide you with instructions on how to administer them. Weight loss injections are usually given in the fatty area of the abdomen. We have a guide that you can see here


Weight loss injections have been deemed effective by many. These medications require that you visit your doctor to obtain a prescription. Your doctor will want to review your medical history to figure out if this medication is a safe option for you. If you qualify, your doctor will write a prescription and provide instructions for next steps. 

Get In-Home Medical Weight Loss Treatment

Lose and maintain a healthy weight with semaglutide (the same ingredient in Wegovy and Ozempic) or tirzepatide injections (the same ingredient in Mounjaro and Zepbound) at home. We will evaluate your eligibility and prescribe medication if appropriate. Shipments are delivered directly to your door, saving you time.

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