What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is not a fad nor diet. Semaglutide is the newest injection for weight loss. This medication is a class of drugs known as GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide 1) and made its debut at Valley Medical Weight Loss in 2022.

We have combined high-quality Semaglutide with L-Carnitine. It creates a symbiotic relationship of weight loss mechanisms that help you shed pounds consistently. With none of the negative feelings often associated with strict dieting and overexertion at the gym, dramatic weight loss can be achieved and maintained.

Semaglutide Pricing

  • Weekly Semaglutide Program $71.95/week
  • Monthly Premier Semaglutide Program $395/month

Semaglutide Weight Loss Programs

Weekly Weight Loss Program with Semaglutide


  • No contracts
  • No startup fees
  • Pay as you go
  • Physician consultation
  • One Semaglutide injection
  • MetaBlast supplement
  • Crave Away supplement
  • B12 injection 
  • Meal plans (appetite suppressant not Included)
  • Add Phentermine at $91.95/week total

Monthly Premier Weight Loss Program with Semaglutide


  • No contracts
  • No startup fees
  • Pay as you go
  • 4 weeks of Crave Away supplements
  • 4 weeks of Meta-Blast supplements
  • 8 Lipo MaXX Injections with a double dose of B12
  • Full body composition analysis
  • Our free supplement of the month
  • Personalized meal and exercise plans
  • Weekly weigh-ins
  • Ongoing physician consultations
  • The Valley Medical Weight Loss app
  • 4 Semaglutide injections
  • Add 4 weeks of Phentermine for $100
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Fat loss injections can help you reach your goals

With weekly injections and healthy lifestyle changes, Semaglutide can help you by:

  • Decreasing your appetite and therefore causing you to eat less
  • Slowing food digestion in the stomach
  • Decreasing body fat percentage
  • Lowering HbA1c levels
  • Treating PCOS

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Semaglutide can help to prevent other chronic diseases

Not only is the drug several times more effective than other weight management drugs out there, but it also helps in preventing other chronic diseases such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
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Additional benefits of Semaglutide

Semaglutide has been clinically proven to be the most effective medication for weight loss. Semaglutide can be used alone or with Phentermine for effectively controlling appetite leading to more effective and long-lasting weight loss.

  • Non-habit forming
  • Not a stimulant
  • Well tolerated
  • Safe and effective
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Keeps you full longer
  • Lose cravings
  • Weight loss

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Affordable pricing for injectable Semaglutide

In the past these medications could cost upwards of $1400 per month. We are now able to offer affordable pricing for Semaglutide injections in Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale, compounded at an FDA designated and Arizona state regulated compounding pharmacy for as little as $47 per week (when purchased as a 8-pack of injections.)

Semaglutide appetite suppressant

Semaglutide is given through a subcutaneous injection. By mimicking the effect of insulin to lower your blood sugar levels it. Moreover, it controls specific areas of your brain that regulate appetite and food intake. As a result, your appetite is suppressed, your food cravings are reduced, and you can better control your eating patterns.

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Chronic weight management

Since 2017 researchers have been actively discovering its benefits for chronic weight management. After a series of clinical trials and case studies, the results were extremely positive.

Semaglutide is beneficial for those individuals suffering from weight-related health issues in managing weight in overweight and obese individuals.

Do Semagluitide weight-loss injections live up to the hype?

Yes! Semaglutide is a game-changer for best weight loss results. Individuals are losing 15%-20% of their body weight. This is nearing the levels obtained by bariatric surgery. Additionally, Semaglutide is safe for long-term use, a major advantage over other weight loss medications.

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Overview of Semaglutide

Diabetes patients who need better glycemic control are generally prescribed Semaglutide, but now it’s available for people without diabetes seeking treatment for weight loss. Semaglutide injections are a cutting-edge medication for weight loss that mimics a natural hormone in your body that reduces your appetite and cravings.

Our treatment philosophy

Weight management is similar to a chronic condition like high blood pressure, and should be treated as such, with medication accompanied by lifestyle changes. In treating our patients, we do so from a medical perspective, rather than from a judgmental willpower or character flaw perspective. As a result, we have a very high success rate.

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Scientists believe Semaglutide is twice as effective as other available treatments for obesity.

Semaglutide: A weight loss breakthrough

New treatments for obesity are always met with skepticism, and for good reason. Marketers bombard the web with promises of miracle cures for obesity that rarely work. Once in a while, a drug enters the market that changes the landscape of obesity treatment. Semaglutide is one such drug.

More about Semaglutide

Our bodies produce Semaglutide from GLP1, a modified molecule. It’s a protein made in the intestines that results in a decrease in blood sugars and appetite. Due to a small change in the molecule, the drug lasts for weeks instead of minutes in our bodies. The results are remarkable.

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Research on Semaglutide 

Participants with obesity (BMI >30) took 2.4 mg Semaglutide each week for 68 weeks. The treatment group lost about 15% of its body weight (37 pounds for a 250-pound individual).

Producing better results

The placebo group lost 2.4% of its body weight. A medical weight loss program can produce even better results. Medical-grade diets and other anti-obesity medications are included.

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How does Semaglutide work?

Emptying of the stomach is delayed

Consequently, a smaller meal size leads to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction.

Diabetes weight loss medications

Semaglutide offers some of the best results for weight loss among treatments for diabetes. Like Sulfonylureas and insulin, some diabetes medications cause weight gain.

Semaglutide prescription

Valley Medical’s physicians can provide individuals who are candidates with a prescription for  Semaglutide for weight loss. Our patients can start their programs on the same day if desired. People who need Semaglutide prescriptions should connect with us at any of our three locations.

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Possible side effects of Semaglutide 

A qualified medical provider should be consulted before using Semaglutide prescription medication. Semaglutide side effects include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, excessive feelings of fullness that go beyond the desired results, feeling dizzy or light-headed, a persistent lethargic feeling, and irritation at the injection site. This being said, the medication is usually well tolerated. 

Semaglutide and alcohol should usually not be taken together. Prescription medications containing Semaglutide should not be used by people allergic to it. Tell your doctor if you experience any negative side effects. Your doctor will be able to adjust your dosage to ensure that your Semaglutide treatment is working as efficiently, effectively, and safely as possible. As long as you report side effects to your doctor, he or she will likely lower your dose to the previous level until your body adjusts fully to the medication.

Losing weight with Semaglutide, long-acting prescription medicine

It is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like-peptide-1) receptor agonist. It has become a life-changing option for overweight or obese people who are committed to losing weight and do not have any serious health problems. Semaglutide is not a magic cure or gimmicky fat-burning supplement. It is a long-acting prescription medicine that is used over an extended period of time, usually several months or more. Though Semaglutide is not recommended for a short term fix, the weekly injections are available for people who may only need to lose 10 pounds, or a large amount of weight, as long as they are a good candidate medically and they have a body mass index (BMI) above 20.

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Is Semaglutide effective for weight loss?

The scientific evidence backing Semaglutide’s effectiveness as a weight-loss drug is impressive. During a randomized, double-blind study conducted in the mid-2010s, Semaglutide use resulted in significant weight loss. Weight loss was not only compared with a placebo group, but also to another substance in the GLP-1 receptor agonist class called Liraglutide.

Semaglutide “appears superior” to a variety of other GLP-1 receptor agonists for weight loss stimulation in type 2 diabetes patients, according to a study published in 2019. The same study found that Semaglutide trials as a weight-loss drug exceeded the criterion set forth by both the FDA and EMA (European Medicines Agency) for obesity medications.

Effective weight loss drug

Patients who have relied on stimulant-based diet pills in the past may find the idea of the stomach processing food more slowly counterintuitive. The slow and consistent digestion is, however, only one part of the chain reaction that makes Semaglutide such an effective weight loss drug.

Powerful appetite suppression

As your stomach takes longer to empty itself of food, it sends signals to your brain that you are full. The signal is sent throughout the day, even if you eat less than usual. This process leads to a powerful appetite suppression effect based on the patient’s own natural insulin production.

Medically assisted weight loss

Patients can benefit from medically assisted weight loss without having to undergo invasive surgery or take harsh stimulants. You will also have healthier blood sugar levels with a Semaglutide regimen, which will make you feel more energetic.

Controlling your blood sugar levels

You can also improve your overall health by stabilizing and controlling your blood sugar levels. The overall feeling of well-being can contribute to weight loss even if you are not at risk for diabetes.

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More recent Semaglutide trials

Recently, 2,000 people with a BMI over 30 who were not diagnosed with diabetes took part in a double-blind trial. Those who implemented other lifestyle changes, such as exercise, saw a -14.9% change in body weight after 68 weeks of Semaglutide treatment. Regardless of whether the patients evaluated were type 2 diabetics, the weight loss results with Semaglutide were achieved with “little” to “no safety concerns”. 

Superior weight loss efficacy

A study from 2020 concluded that Semaglutide provides superior weight loss efficacy with no demonstrable link to “gastrointestinal adverse events.” These adverse events include stomachaches and diarrhea. Another study on Semaglutide and weight loss paired the drug (or a placebo) with intensive behavioral therapy and a low-calorie diet. Additionally, Semaglutide use resulted in significantly superior weight loss outcomes.

Getting started with Semaglutide weight-loss injections in Glendale, Phoenix, and Tempe, AZ

All of our Semaglutide comes from an FDA-designated and Arizona state-regulated compounding pharmacy. The emergence of Semaglutide as a powerful weight-loss solution has been accompanied by shortages and supply chain disruptions.

The new Semaglutide weight loss injections in Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale are:

  • Available at a weekly starting dose of 0.25mg
  • Maximum dose of 2.4mg
  • Often paired with Phentermine

Semaglutide is prescribed on a titration schedule. As your body adjusts to the medication, you will slowly increase the amount over several weeks to months until you have slowly and safely worked up to a weekly maintenance dose. Based on individual medical situations and doctor’s orders, your dosage may differ.

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Can you buy Semaglutide over the counter?

Are there any negative side effects?

Can doctors prescribe Semaglutide for weight loss?

How fast is weight loss on Semaglutide?

Who should not take Semaglutide?

Can you drink alcohol on Semaglutide?

What happens when you stop taking Semaglutide?

Does Semaglutide burn fat?

How do you get prescribed Semaglutide?

What should I eat while taking Semaglutide?

How long can you take Semaglutide?

Does Semaglutide give you energy?

Who is a good candidate for Semaglutide?

Is Semaglutide effective for overweight or obese adults?

Can you buy Semaglutide over the counter?

Semaglutide is only available by prescription. Neither pharmacies nor supermarkets sell it over the counter, and it can only be prescribed by a licensed medical professional to suitable patients.

Are there any negative side effects?

The injection of Semaglutide may cause side effects. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms persist or are severe: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, heartburn, burping.

Can doctors prescribe Semaglutide for weight loss?

Semaglutide is not suitable for everyone. It can be prescribed to adults who have obesity, with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, or who are overweight, with a BMI greater than 27, and have weight-related medical problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

How fast is weight loss on Semaglutide?

Patients on Semaglutide lost 10% of their body weight in 20 weeks.

Who should not take Semaglutide?

You should not take Semaglutide if you have an allergy to it, if you have multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumors in your glands), or if you have a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (a type of thyroid cancer). If you have diabetic ketoacidosis, see your doctor.

Can you drink alcohol on Semaglutide?

It is not recommended to drink alcohol when taking Semaglutide for weight loss.

What happens when you stop taking Semaglutide?

Those who make changes to their lifestyle and eating habits while on Semaglutide have a better likelihood of maintaining their weight loss. Failure to introduce new healthy habits can lead to weight gain for those who stop Semaglutide.

Does Semaglutide burn fat?

Treatment with Semaglutide improved body composition by reducing excess body fat, including abdominal fat, and increasing the proportion of lean body mass, or weight that is not body fat. In general, the more body weight a participant lost, the greater the improvement in body composition.

How do you get prescribed Semaglutide?

The weight loss physicians at Valley Medical Weight Loss will complete a medical history intake with you and review your current medical condition. Candidates for Semaglutide will be given a once-weekly injection at the .25mg starting dose, which will be taken for four weeks and increased at 4-week intervals until reaching the maximum dosage of 2.4mg.

What should I eat while taking Semaglutide?

For both meat eaters and vegetarians, there are plenty of options to choose from. A healthy, well-balanced, 1200-calorie-a-day diet is ideal for individuals taking Semaglutide.

How long can you take Semaglutide?

For adults, 0.25 milligrams (mg) injected under the skin once a week for four weeks is the initial dosage. Your doctor may increase your dose as necessary. Usually, the dose is no more than 2.4 mg once a week at its maximum dosage. For youth, the doctor will determine the dosage and how often the child should take it.

Does Semaglutide give you energy?

In comparison with placebo, Semaglutide led to a lower ad libitum energy intake after a standardized breakfast.

Who is a good candidate for Semaglutide?

Semaglutide 2.4 mg appears to be safe and effective for a wide range of patients with obesity, regardless of their age, BMI, or race/ethnicity.

Is Semaglutide effective for overweight or obese adults?

Within a study trial, once-weekly subcutaneous Semaglutide combined with lifestyle intervention led to substantial, sustained, clinically relevant weight loss of 14.9% in adults with overweight or obesity (without diabetes), with 86% of participants losing at least 5% of their body weight.

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Why choose Valley Medical Weight Loss?

Our team understands the frustration of trying to lose weight, and we provide the support, knowledge, and expertise to create the life-changing results you seek. We believe that every patient deserves to navigate life feeling secure, confident, relaxed, and empowered. Valley Medical Weight Loss was named Best of the Desert for Weight Loss 2022, and is known for its superior patient experience. Patients can come in at their convenience for their free consultation and learn about our available programs, meet with the doctor, and discover solutions that best fit their needs. Patients will leave the same day with their programs and medication, returning on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for follow-up. Our welcoming team members in Glendale, Tempe, and Phoenix, AZ, put new patients at ease. Clients realize no one is here to judge them. Rather, we only want to help.

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