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Medical Weight Control Program's GLP-1 Program

GLP-1 Drugs: What they are and Why They Matter

GLP-1 drugs, derived from the Gila Monster's spit, have shown promising weight loss results. Currently, Saxenda and Wegovy are approved for weight loss, while other GLP-1 drugs, like Rybelsus and Mounjaro, are used for diabetes treatment. While possibly slightly more effective than traditional weight loss drugs, further data is needed for conclusive comparison.

Holland Clinic's GLP-1 Medical Weight Loss Program

Our new GLP-1 medical weight loss program is based upon a class of drugs called 'GLP-1 Agonists' that have recently become the subject of a great deal of media attention and hype on social media. Learn how our GLP-1 program works, what it costs and how well it works.

Caution: New Weight Loss Drugs Often End Badly

From the 1930s through now, new weight loss drugs have been a little scary. "DNP" was a 'miracle' weight loss drug that later proved dangerous and in the 1990s, 'Fen-Phen' became one of the worst events in pharmaceutical history. Accordingly, we should view today's newest weight loss drugs with a certain measure of caution.

GLP-1 Prices and Scams

GLP-1 agonists are shockingly expensive given that they are not a great breakthrough. Also, beware scams involving these drugs.

Why are GLP-1 Drugs SO Expensive?

GLP-1 drugs are expensive because they are hard to make, they are currently protected by patents that ban competition and because, frankly, the drug companies have deliberately priced them at staggering prices.

Bottom Line Cost for GLP-1s

Can you afford to take a GLP-1 agonist drug for weight loss? Let's take a careful look at exactly what it costs.

Ozempic Face, Ozempic, Semaglutide facial lipodystrophy, face change with Ozempic

Ozempic Face: What are the Risks?

'Ozempic Face' is a term recently coined to describe a type of facial lipodystrophy that appears to be associated with GLP-1 drugs, especially Ozempic.

GLP-1 Nausea Vomiting and Other Side Effects

GLP-1 drugs can cause some pretty unpleasant side effects, especially early in treatment and/or at higher doses.


Final Decision: Which Program?

When push comes to shove, which program should you choose? The answer usually devolves upon price.

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