SlimMed Weight Loss Shot

Sometimes, diet and exercise alone are not effective when trying to lose weight. If you are trying to lose weight and feel like it is an uphill battle. You may be a great candidate for SlimMed weight loss therapy. This once-a-week injection may be just what you need to give you that “push” up the weight loss hill. Want to learn more about the best weight loss shot available today?

SlimMed Overview


SlimMed medication therapy is a subcutaneous injection. Furthermore, it used for chronic weight management. Moreover, approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in June 2021. The medication contained within the injection is Semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist. Evidently, it means that the medication impersonates or copies the naturally occurring hormone.

Particularly, in our bodies referred to as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). The GLP-1 in our body sends signals to our brain. Additionally, tell us if we are hungry and assists in regulating our appetite and food consumption. The SlimMed weight loss shot also promotes fat metabolization in the body.

Medical Weight Loss Program Boosts Diet and Exercise Efforts

The SlimMed weight loss shots make your hard work count for more. Eventually boosting your body’s naturally occurring level of GLP-1. That is a key player in controlling your blood sugar and your weight. In addition to this, it helps to curb your appetite by sending signals to your brain. Also causes the stomach to digest the food you consume much slower so you stay “full” longer. 

The SlimMed injection makes losing weight easier. Because it is working behind the scenes to keep you from constantly feeling hungry. As well as boosting the efficiency by which your body gets rid of excess fat. Especially, when the SlimMed injection combined with lifestyle changes. Including a healthy diet and a physical exercise program. Then it can help promote the loss of more weight than the patient would experience without the medication therapy. Above all, SlimMed weight loss therapy supported as part of a holistic weight loss program at the IBI Advanced Weight Loss Center.

Who is a Candidate for the Medical Weight Loss Program?

Certainly, setting up a consultation is the best way. To find out if you are a good candidate for the SlimMed injection at IBI HealthCare Institute weight loss clinic. Nevertheless, we offer both Teleconsult and In-Person Appointment.

Firstly, during your consultation, a member of our IBI professional team will review. Secondly, discuss your medical history with you. Lastly, determine if the SlimMed shot is the right medication for you.

Not Recommended for:

  • Patients currently using any other GLP-1 medication.

  • Patients who have a history or family history of medullary thyroid cancer.

  • Patients who suffer from the rare genetic syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN2).
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FAQs about SlimMed Injection Weight Loss Therapy

SlimMed Average Weight Loss 

The FDA approved the medication contained within the SlimMed injection. After observing and recording a 68-week series of robust placebo-controlled trials. However, these trials included thousands of patients in multiple age brackets. Indeed, one of the most noteworthy trials recorded an average weight loss of about 15% among the participants. The average starting weight for this trial was about 231 pounds. In the same manner, most patients had a BMI of around 38.

Likewise, the patients who received the SlimMed injection therapy lost about 33 pounds or 15% of their starting weight. Although, patients who received the placebo only lost about 2.4% of their starting body weight. Finally, this trial concluded that the patients that had the additional help from the weight loss shot. Evidently, lost more weight than those who tried just diet and exercise alone.

SilmMed Weight Loss Vs. Ozempic

Yes, these are the same medications but differ in dose. Both the SlimMed Injection and Ozempic medications are Semaglutide. Although the dose approved by the FDA is different for each. Ozempic approved by the FDA. To treat diabetes at a maximum strength of 1.0 mg once per week. Whereas, the SlimMed injection approved by the FDA to treat individuals with higher body weight. At up to 2.4mg per week maximum strength. Greater weight loss experienced due to the higher-strength medication.

SlimMed Injection Implications

SlimMed injection therapy is a once-a-week shot that is given to the patient through the upper arm, belly, or thigh. Each injection comes in a single-use, pre-filled syringe and contains one dose of the medication.

Patients normally administer their own injections and it is a very simple and painless process. The cap of the syringe is removed, the needle is inserted below the skin, and the medication is injected into the desired location. The cap is replaced on the syringe and it is appropriately disposed of.

This process is repeated every week and at monthly intervals, patients return to the doctor for a check in and to pick up next month’s syringes. The dose of medication can be adjusted each month if needed until the patient reaches the maximum dose.

SlimMed Injections Dosage Limitations

Patients only administer the SlimMed Weight Loss Shot once a week. It is recommended that the shot be administered at the same time of day and on the same day of the week for best results.

SlimMed Weekly Dosage

Patients work closely with their doctors to check in every month. Usually, patients begin their weight loss medication therapy with a dose of only 0.25mg. Once a week for 4 weeks the patient will administer an injection of 0.25mg. Then follow up with their doctor. If the patient tolerates this dose with no issues. Then the doctor will provide 4 more syringes that include a 0.5mg dose each for the next 4 weeks.

The dose will remain the same or could go up as high as 2.4mg. However, depending on patient response and results. Besides this, the available doses are 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1.0mg, 1.7mg, and 2.4mg.

SlimMed Medication Timeline

For patients who are tolerating the medication, there is no set time limit. The SlimMed injection is considered medication for long-term usage.

SlimMed Potential Side Effects

The most common side effect of the SlimMed shots is nausea and, less common but also experienced, are diarrhea or constipation. One of the main reasons the dose is gradually adjusted is to mitigate side effects by letting your body adjust to the medication over time. During the clinical trials, <5% of the participants stopped using the medication because of side effects.

SlimMed Safety Measures

Patients who have a history of hypothyroidism, or are currently taking medication for these thyroid issues can safely use the SlimMed weight loss therapy. But, it is not for patients who have a history, personal or family, of medullary thyroid cancer – a rare type of thyroid cancer.

SlimMed Program Inclusions

The SlimMed weight loss medication therapy starts with a comprehensive consultation with an IBI Healthcare Institute professional who specializes in medical weight loss. Together, you will go over your medical and health history, and discuss your weight loss goals. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for the medication, a plan will be created and you will begin to meet with one of our trained providers on a monthly basis, to adjust your medication if needed, and to monitor your weight loss.

There are additional resources you may utilize for an additional fee that can also provide assistance with your weight loss journey. The IBI HealthCare Institute Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, can evaluate your current food choices and eating habits and assist with designing a healthy diet plan that will boost your weight loss potential if properly followed.