Are You Unable to Obtain Your Weight Loss Medication?

Weight Loss Injectables -Compounded Semaglutide and Tirzepatide-

Brand name injectables (Wegovy, Mounjaro, Ozempic, Zepbound) are in short supply and we do not have them in stock; however, now have a solution…

Skippack Pharmacy is proud to offer compounded SEMAGLUTIDE and TIRZEPATIDE for our community! 

The same active ingredient as the brand-name weight loss injectables but in supply now.

Compounded Semaglutide and Tirzepatide Q&A

How can I receive this medication at Skippack Pharmacy?

Please fill out our interest form at your earliest convenience. One of our team members will contact you for the next steps to receiving compounded semaglutide or tirzepatide.

Who can receive this medication?

Patients who are approved by their provider/doctor to receive weight loss medication. All patients will need to have a valid and active prescription for an injectable medication containing semaglutide or tirzepatide that allows for substitution to a medication vial.

For anyone without a provider/doctor, Skippack Pharmacy is partnered with Physician 360 Health Clinic which is a telemedicine service who can evaluate patients and write prescriptions for weight loss injectables. Please visit our clinic page to learn more and contact our team for a direct referral!

How is this medication provided?

The medication will come in a multi-dose vial which is available in different strengths. The prescription can be picked up at Skippack Pharmacy (Monday-Friday 9AM-7PM) along with needles and syringes needed for administration. 

Are you interested in delievery? Our team is able to deliver to returning customers for a $40-50 additonal charge. Contact the pharmcy for more information.

How do I use and store this medication?

At home, you will use a syringe to draw up your instructed dose from the medication vial which will be given via subcutaneous injection. After the first puncture of the medication vial, the vial is good for 28 days. Please discard any unused medication after the expiration date. The medication should be stored in its original container in the refrigerator until it is ready for use. Your dose may be injected while cold. Alternatively, you can draw the dose into your syringe and let the syringe sit at room temperature for 15 minutes prior to injecting.  Some people find the injection more comfortable if done at room temperature.

What are the side effects of this medication?

This medication is expected to have the similar side effects to other semaglutide products, tirzepatide products, and GLP-1 agents. The most common side effects include gastrointestinal related symptoms such as nausea, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and vomiting. If extreme sensitivity reactions occur such as rash, shortness of breath, or swelling in your face or neck, report these to your prescriber/doctor immediately.

Who is not a candidate for this medication?

Compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide are contraindicated in patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2). Contraindications also exist for patients with known hypersensitivity reactions to other brand-name and generic formulations of semaglutide and tirzepatide.

Before begining weight loss medication, please let your doctor/provider know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Kidney disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease
  • Eye disease, diabetic retinopathy
  • History of pancreatitis
  • History of hypoglycemia
  • Allergies to semaglutide, tirzepatide, other medications, foods, dyes, and preservatives
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding

How do I administer a medication as an injection?

When you pick your prescription up at Skippack Pharmacy, our team will ensure you feel confident about administering an injection before you leave!

Link to Skippack Pharmacy’s Instruction Sheet

How much will I have to pay for this medication?

Compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide are currently not covered by insurance and will be available OUT OF POCKET ONLY. The pricing for the compounded medications are as follows:

Semaglutide (2.5mg/mL) vial

  • 1 mL- $179.00
  • 2 mL- $269.00
  • 3 mL- $329.00
  • 5 mL- $429.00

Tirzepatide (10mg/mL) vial

  • 1 mL- $229.00
  • 2 mL- $329.00
  • 3 mL- $409.00
  • 4 mL (2mLx2)- $489.00
  • 5 mL- $579.00
  • 6 mL (3mLx2)- $649.00

How is it legal to compound this medication?

FDA approved brand drugs which contain the active ingredients semaglutide and tirzepatide are currently on a national shortage. During a drug shortage, pharmacies are able to compound a drug so that their patients still have access to it. To our knowledge, compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide are common and legal as long as the compounded drug does not contain a salt form. Skippack pharmacy receives their compounded product from a well-established 503A compounding pharmacy who has up-to-date accreditation from the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and collaborates exclusively with FDA-registered API manufacturers.

What else can I do to lose weight?

When taking weight loss medication, it is important to implement other non-medication strategies such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regulary to promote a healthier lifestyle!

Skippack Pharmacy is proud to be partnering with WE FITNESS which is a local community-based gym located 2 minutes from the pharmacy in Schwensksville, PA. WE FITNESS offers group-based personal trainings to help you increase strength and endurance, build lean muscle mass, and achieve your weight loss goals.  Recieve a 30% discount off any tier membership when you come to the pharmacy.

Please visit the CDC website for resources on healthy eating for a healthy weight.