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Frequently Asked Questions

What medications do you prescribe?

The exact medication that your ShedRx clinician prescribes will depend on your medical history and weight loss journey. At ShedRx, we may prescribe the following medications for weight loss: Semaglutide injections, Tirzepatide injections, Semaglutide lozenges, Tesofensine, Metabolic Refresh supplements.

How much does the program cost?

Your Shed Rx Initial Consultation is only $49. Following your initial consult, the program is a monthly subscription that includes everything you’ll need: the Semaglutide, Tirzepatide, or Tesofensine medication, supplies, shipping, access to our Care Team, and free follow up visits with our providers. All for only $199/$299/$399/$499/month, depending on the program prescribed and selected.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance.

How do I qualify?

The following are scenarios that would disqualify you from using ShedRx’s Compounded Semaglutide and Tirzepatide programs.

  • Insulin Dependence (requires Primary Care Physician Approval)
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type 2
  • Currently Pregnant
  • Currently Breastfeeding

We also highly recommend a BMI of 27 or higher.

What does compounded medication mean?

Compounded medication refers to custom-made pharmaceutical products created by pharmacists to meet specific patient needs by combining or altering existing medications’ ingredients and dosage forms. ShedRx uses compounded medications to provide the best possible care to each patient.

Are medications FDA approved?

Compounded medications cannot receive FDA approval like mass-produced drugs because they are tailored for individual patients. The pharmacies that ShedRx works with are heavily regulated, appropriately licensed and uphold the highest standards of testing, evaluation, and quality possible.

How quickly will I receive my order?

Immediately following your Prescription Appointment, the ShedRx Care Team will reach out to confirm your order. Once confirmed, it is submitted for processing by our Med Team. It typically takes about 7-10 business days to receive your first order. We can speed that up with Expedited Shipping. Your future shipments will be planned ahead to accommodate this timeline.

How long before I start seeing results?

Each patient is going to experience their own unique weight loss journey. Some patients begin seeing results within the first week at low doses, while others may need higher doses and more time to see results. Every weight loss journey is different.

Are the Semaglutide Lozenges effective?

SHED500, SHED1000, SHED1500, and SHED2000 programs are an incredible way to take Semaglutide in lozenge form without the hassle of needles and injections. Though clinical research is unavailable, anecdotal evidence of our patients using our dissolvable Semaglutide Lozenges is showing great success with weight loss.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide weight loss injections have been show to be effective for weight management. It’s a GLP-1 receptor agonist, similar to its use in diabetes, but for weight loss, it acts on the brain to reduce appetite and food intake, leading to weight loss. This medication, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise, has shown significant efficacy in helping people with obesity or excess weight lose a considerable amount of weight.

Is Semaglutide Safe For Weight Loss?

Semaglutide aids weight loss by curbing appetite. Lifestyle changes and close monitoring complement its use. However, it’s unsuitable for pregnant individuals or those with specific health conditions. Prioritize discussions with a ShedRx medical professional to assess individual suitability and potential risks before considering Semaglutide for weight loss. Some side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, and rare risks such as pancreatitis or thyroid tumors. Consultation with a healthcare provider is vital, especially for those with a BMI of 27+ and weight-related health issues.

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Do I Qualify
Maylin Chen

Dr. Maylin Chen is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s at UCLA School of Nursing and has been practicing since 2013. Her fields of expertise include obesity, women’s health and wellness. Maylin is a mother of three and loves having adventures with her family, learning new skills and traveling. She is a huge foodie. She loves watching cooking shows and lives to eat!

Vinson DiSanto

Dr. Vinson DiSanto is a board-certified family physician with over 35 years of experience in the medical field, practicing conventional and alernative medicine. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
He is board-certifed in family medicine, clinical nutrition and anti-aging medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

John Bernard

Dr. John Bernard is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and has more than 20 years of experience in the emergency department, urgent care settings and telemedicine, with a special interest in weight-loss treatment. He holds active medical licenses in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Outside of work, he enjoys nature and travel.

Morley Baker

Morley Baker has always been a fitness fanatic. Whether surfing, long-distance cycling, marathons, skiing or playing any sport, he loves being active. He is passionate about his wife and two children. Having witnessed ShedRx change the lives of relatives and friends, this is his passion project. Morley works hard to make available this impactful medicine for as many as possible.

Tanner Aiken

Tanner has a degree from Utah Valley University in Aviation and Business Management. Tanner has always had a passion for health and wellness. Running is one of his passions and he has completed 3 marathons. Tanner loves spending time with his family, being outdoors and ensuring the patients of ShedRx have an outstanding experience.

Joe Martin

As an ironman triathlete, active skier, hiker, athlete and former nursing assistant, Joe has always been passionate about nutrition and helping others in the medical field. With a business degree from Stanford and experience working for consulting at top brands like Google, Adobe and Meta, Joe can help provide a great customer experience and community for fellow Shedders.

Conner Ludlow

Conner studied Information Systems at Brigham Young University. From then until 2023, Conner co-founded and grew Reach, a dental solutions company in Lehi, Utah. As CTO and COO, Conner developed the systems at Reach needed to grow from 0 to 150 employees and service thousands of dental offices nationwide. Outside of work, Conner loves to golf, ski, watch sports and mess around with new coding skills and technologies.

Kevin Hales

Kevin Hales has a strong passion for leveraging technology to revolutionize healthcare accessibility and affordability. With a solid foundation in Information Systems, Kevin is committed to cultivating a culture of innovation, collaboration and operational efficiency. His lifelong entrepreneurial spirit has led to the successful founding and management of several companies, making him a driving force behind the mission to make quality healthcare more convenient and accessible to all.

Nate Johansen

An outdoor lover, an ice cream connoisseur, a tired dad, and a promoter of physical and mental well-being. Nate comes with a deep background in Finance and Accounting. With almost 10 years of experience, a Bachelors Degree and 2 Masters Degrees, he brings a wealth of financial experience and expertise to ShedRx.