Get a Prescription for Trulicity. Average Weight Loss: 10 lbs
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Does Trulicity work for weight loss?
Trulicity belongs to a group of medications that was originally developed to treat diabetes and that act on the GLP-1 receptor in the body, similar to Ozempic/Wegovy. It was found that these medications all have weight-loss properties by suppressing the appetite.
A research study showed that the average weight loss on patients with obesity was 10.1 lbs after 36 weeks on a weekly dose of 4.5 mg. While the medication is not yet FDA approved for weight loss, it can be prescribed off-label when medically appropriate.
A healthy diet and exercise are always preferred over medications therapy. However, when serious attempts have been made to lose weight without success, medications can be considered, and can be highly beneficial for the long-term health. Please note that these weight loss medications always need to be combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
How is Trulicity taken?
Trulicity (similar to Ozempic) is self-administered into the fat tissue by a pen injector once a week. The medication can be picked up at any pharmacy that carries it–just like any other medication and it does not have to be administered by a healthcare professional.
The injection itself is easy to do, but may cause some minimal pain or discomfort. Some of our patients prefer if a family member helps with the injection.
The dose depends on each person’s tolerance to the medication, but generally each month the medication dose will be increased, until a maintenance dose is achieved after 3 months.
The initial prescription is for 4 weeks for the 1.5 mg pens, and each month the tolerance to the medication and the current dose is assessed, and the dose would be increased–depending on effect and possible side effects. The maximum tolerable maintenance dose is 4.5 mg. At that time the provider would be able to send a prescription for 2 months at a time. The medication is taken for as long as it is beneficial to the patient.
Does taking Trulicity cause any side effects?
For a complete list of possible side effects and other important medical information, please visit the manufacturer’s website.
How much does it cost to get a prescription with QuickMD?
It only costs $75 per online consultation, which includes the prescription that will be sent to your pharmacy–no hidden fees.
The prescription will have to generally be paid for by the patient at the pharmacy, since most insurance companies do not cover this medication for weight loss. The FDA fast-tracked the approval of this medication for weight loss, but even if approved, many insurances will not cover it. The price of Trulicity is roughly around $800 per 4 pens (1 month) with GoodRx coupon.
How long does it take until I can pick up the prescription from my pharmacy?
Shortly after your visit with our weight loss team, we will send an electronic prescription to your pharmacy of choice–generally this transmission is instant. Once received, most pharmacies will take roughly an hour to process the prescription and associate it with your pharmacy patient profile.
Some pharmacies will have to order Trulicity, which generally takes a few days.
Please note that we are unable to verify beforehand which pharmacies have the medication in stock and which ones would have to order it. It is a good idea to call your pharmacy beforehand to ask if the medication is available at that particular location.
Do I still need to watch my diet and exercise?
Absolutely! This medication is meant to aid traditional weight-loss efforts like dieting and exercise and should be taken in addition to a calorie-deficit diet and regular exercising. Please note that dieting and exercising are always preferred for weight loss over taking medications.
However, the reason this medication may still significantly benefit overweight patients who have tried dieting and exercising is the fact that obesity has such harmful effects on the human body in the long-run.
What does the process look like to get a prescription through QuickMD?
The process is quick, simple and 100% private and confidential. Start by creating an account, then choose if you want to be called by the doctor or if prefer a video consultation.
The team will ask you a few questions and shortly after send your prescription electronically to your pharmacy of choice. If we cannot help you or you decide you do not want to proceed, your visit is free (just request a refund).
Will this be confidential and private?
Yes. Weight loss can be a sensitive topic. Everything you discuss with the weight loss team during the consultation will be 100% confidential. Our platform is encrypted and fully HIPAA-compliant and we never sell your information to third parties for profit. If you agree to communication by email for additional information, please note that emails are not always secure.
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