Semaglutide Pleasant Grove


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Revolutionizing the way women and men lose weight

Semaglutide is the new weight loss injection taking the world by storm. Considered a “miracle” drug, semaglutide reduces appetite and keeps you feeling fuller, longer. In clinical studies, semaglutide worked for almost everyone (86%), with patients losing an average 15% of their bodyweight.

Lose weight and feel great! Get your prescription today. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with the top Semaglutide Utah provider today. Fill out a contact form online or call 801.247.6974

Once-a-week injection done at home or in the clinic


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Schedule a FREE 15 min Phone consult to determine if you are a proper candidate for Semaglutide or Tirzepatide. Fill out a form below or call 801.247.6974


Get medical injections with a personalized plan. Your first dose will be $249 and is $299 when you go up a dose. Most patients will go up a dose within 3-4 months.


Start shedding pounds. Consult with our nurse practitioner monthly to monitor your weight loss and doseage. Pre-filled syringes are available to take home or you can come in weekly for your injection.

why choose iris interventional therapies?

We know how helpful weight loss can be to the health and well-being of our patients. That’s why we make getting your semaglutide prescription quick and easy. We customize your weight loss injection using the compound Semaglutide, rather than the ultra-expensive and usually out-of-stock name brand drugs Ozempic and Wegovy.

We want to help you look healthy and feel great! Get started by scheduling a free phone consultation. We’ll discuss the benefits of Semaglutide, the possible drawbacks, and determine if it is right for you.


Results may vary. The before and after pictures are individual experiences and do not guarantee similar outcomes.



Semaglutide is a class of drug known as glucagon like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP1ra). It works by mimicking a natural occurring hormone in our body. This hormone is known as glucagon like peptide 1 (GLP 1). Our body releases GLP-1 when we eat food. GLP1 travels throughout our blood stream, attaching to receptors found in the brain, gut, pancreas, heart, and more. By mimicking this hormone, semaglutide regulates the functions of various organs that control blood sugar, appetite, and digestion.

A similar drug to semaglutide is known as Tirzepatide. Both drugs act as GLP 1 receptor agonists. However, Tirzepatide targets an additional hormone known as glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). This hormone stimulates the release of insulin to remove sugar from the blood. Like semaglutide, Tirzepatide helps regulate blood sugar levels, decreases appetite, and slows down digestion so people feel fuller for longer.

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide received FDA approval as diabetes drugs under the brand names Ozempic and Mounjaro. Both drugs were later redesigned specifically for weight management, marketed under the brand names Wegovy and Zepbound.


Semaglutide affects the brain and gut to help you lose weight in several ways. Clinical studies suggest semaglutide:

Reduces Appetite

Semaglutide mimics a gut hormone that tells the brain you are full. When food enters the stomach, the body releases a hormone called GLP-1. This hormone binds to receptors in the Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is part of the brain that regulates hunger. When stimulated by semaglutide, the hypothalamus sends signals that you are full and should stop eating.

Slows Gastric Emptying

Semaglutide helps you feel fuller for longer, by slowing down the rate food leaves the stomach. This is known as gastric emptying. The longer food stays in your stomach, the longer you feel full. This helps you eat less often.e.

The rate food leaves the stomach (gastric emptying) is part of a biological function known as gastric motility. Gastric motility refers to the muscular movements and secretions that pass food through your stomach and intestines. Semaglutide’s effect on gastric motility may cause the GI-related side effects some patients report when first taking semaglutide.

Studies suggest this effect on gastric motility may decrease after 20 weeks. This may be why patients stop having GI-related side effects after a few months of taking semaglutide.

Prevents Gaining Weight Back

Semaglutide disrupts the hormones that prevent people from maintaining their weightloss long-term.

When the body experiences a reduction in calories, hormones that affect appetite and saitey (feeling fulll) fluctuate. Grehlin (the hunger hormone) increases. Leptin (the hormone that tells you to stop eating) decreases. This is why maintaining weight loss is so difficult. Semaglutide disrupts these hormonal changes. This is why people taking Wegovy are able to maintain their weight loss.

Reduces Cravings

Patients taking semaglutide report a reduction in cravings for high-caloric, low-nutrient foods such as sweet snacks and fried foods.

Improves metabolism

Semaglutide promotes fat oxidation, breaking down stored fat for energy.


Ozempic v Wegovy

The only differences between Wegovy and Ozempic are dosage and indication. Both contain the same active ingredient: semaglutide. Both come from the same company, Novo Nordisk. Ozempic received FDA approval for treating type II diabetes in 2017.

While taking Ozempic, patients reported substantial weight loss. Novo Nordisk capitalized on this welcomed side effect. They created Wegovy: the same drug as Ozempic, just at a higher dose. In 2021, the FDA approved Wegovy for medical weight loss.

Novo Nordisk also has a tablet form of semaglutide called Rybelsus. Taken to control blood sugar levels, people taking Rybelsus also report significant weight loss.

Mounjaro v Zepbound

Tirzepatide is another drug, initially FDA approved for diabetes, which also causes patients to lose weight.

Semaglutide is not the only diabetes drug found to suppress appetite and cause weight loss. Tirzepatide, from US manufacturer Eli Lilly, received FDA approval for the treatment of diabetes in 2022, under the brand name Mounjaro.

In 2023, the FDA approved Tirzepatide for weight loss under the brand name Zepbound.

Semaglutide v Tirzepatide

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are GLP-1 receptor agonists. Tirzepatide is both a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist. Semaglutide is available in both oral tablets and injections, where Tirzepatide is only available as an injection. Because of the decrease in cost, Many choose to go with these compounds over brand names such as Wegovy or Mounjaro. The preference depends on the individual.


Meet with our nurse practitioner in person or schedule a complimentary 15-minute consult to determine if you are a candidate for GLP-1 Weight Loss Injections

Semaglutide starts at $249 a month. Many patients will remain on this dose/price for 1-3 months before going up to a higher dose. Higher doses will be $299/month.

If you refer a friend to our services you both get $50 off your next month. Reach out to a team member for different ways you can save on your treatment plan.


Does insurance cover semaglutide in Utah?

Most insurances will cover semaglutide under brand names Ozempic or Rybelsus when prescribed for treating diabetes. Unfortunately, health insurance plans typically do not cover semaglutide injections for weight loss.

Will I regain the weight after taking semaglutide?

While taking semaglutide injections, most patients maintain their weight loss. However, patients typically regain the weight if they discontinue taking the weight loss injection. According to Novo Nordisk, the makers of Ozempic and Wegovy (the brand names for semaglutide) “Obesity is a chronic disease that requires long-term management, much like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.” Therefore, they suspect “patients [will] experience weight regain once they stop taking the medication.”

Are there any side effects?

According to one study, nearly half (48%) of all people taking semaglutide experienced side effects.

However, of those affected, the majority (77%) reported only mild side effects. 18% reported moderate side effects. 6% reported severe side effects.

The most common side effects were gastrointestinal. Of the GI-related side effects:


  • 36% experienced nausea and vomiting
  • 8% experienced diarrhea
  • 6% experienced fatigue
  • 5% experienced constipation
  • 5% experienced abdominal pain
  • 3% experienced headache
  • 2% experienced acid reflux


Serious side effects are rare. But may include:


  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased risk of thyroid cancer
  • Allergic reactions like swelling, rash, difficulty breathing
  • Gallstones and/or other Gallbladder problems
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)


During your consultation with our nurse practitioner, we will discuss these side effects in greater detail. We will also discuss your medical history and current medications to make sure semaglutide is right for you.

How is Semaglutide administered?

Semaglutide comes as a once-weekly injection. Patients find it super convenient to take. You will receive pre-filled syringes. You can administer semaglutide injectables to yourself at home or come into our office to receive your injection.

Who is Semaglutide FDA approved for?

Under the brand name Ozempic, semaglutide is FDA approved to:


“Lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, in addition to diet and exercise.”


Tirzepatide, under the brand name Mounjaro, is FDA approved for the same indications as Ozempic.


Under the brand name Wegovy, semaglutide is FDA approved to:


“Help adults and children aged 12 years and older with obesity or some adults with excess weight (overweight), who also have weight-related medical problems, to lose weight and keep the weight off, in addition to diet and exercise.”


Tirzepatide, under the brand name Zepbound is FDA approved for the same indications as Wegovy.


Furthermore, the FDA states that Ozempic and Wegovy are “only available with a prescription, and there are no approved generic versions.” (source)


However, many people prescribed these four medications do not meet the FDA criteria. They receive these prescriptions because their healthcare providers feel the medicine is safe and beneficial to them. This is known as “off-label” use.

Are there Semaglutide and Tirzepatide Shortages?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are so effective at reducing weight that everybody wants it, not just people who suffer from obesity or weight related conditions. This has led to a big increase in “off-label” prescribing. In fact, data suggests 56% of patients prescribed the diabetes drugs Ozempic or Mounjaro, did not have type II diabetes. 


The skyrocketing demand, combined with the increase in off-label prescribing has led to nationwide shortages of these drugs.


Fortunately, providers are turning to compound semaglutide or compound Tirzepatide to meet the demand.

What is compound Semaglutide and compound Tirzepatide?

“Compound” drugs refer to curated mixtures of a drug, using the active ingredient and other components, instead of using the commercially packaged formulation. This means that Compound Semaglutide uses the same active ingredient as Ozempic or Wegovy (semaglutide base). To borrow a baking metaphor, compound drugs are like taking the same recipe and ingredients of a brand name drug, but “baking” the medicine in a different “kitchen.”


According to the FDA “When a drug is in shortage, compound [pharmacies] may prepare a compounded version of that drug.” Compound drugs are not FDA approved. However compound pharmacies must “meet certain requirements in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act.” 


As of May 2023, Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Zepbound are listed on FDA’s Drug Shortages list. Many prescribers rely on compound pharmacies to make up the difference.

Is Compound Ozempic / Compound Wegovy Safe?

Because compound drugs are not FDA approved, it is important to only take compound drugs by prescription, from a reputable medical provider, using an FDA compliant compounding pharmacy.


Unfortunately, the high demand for Ozempic and Wegovy has led to the online sales of black market semaglutide. These products may not contain semaglutide or contain an inferior form of semaglutide known as semaglutide salts. Semaglutide results may not be effective and may cause adverse side effects.

Who should not take semaglutide?

Tell your health care provider if you, or a family member has a history of:


  • Gallbladder problems
  • pancreatitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetic retinopathy (eye problems)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia 2 (MEN2)
  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) (thyroid tumors)
  • Any digestive disorders


Women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or who are breast feeding should not take semaglutide.

Compound Semaglutide from Iris Interventional Therapies

At Iris Interventional Therapies, we believe that the life altering effects of semaglutide should not be exclusive to the rich and famous. We use compound semaglutide, using high quality semaglutide base combined with Vitamin B12. Our compound pharmacy is the best in Utah and in complete accordance with FDA regulations.

Combined with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, this compound form of semaglutide is both safe and effective. Moreover, it is less expensive than semaglutide under the brand names Wegovy and Ozempic.

Every patient prescribed compound semaglutide at Iris Interventional Therapies is monitored closely by our nurse practitioner, Mark Francom. Each month we will meet and reevaluate your treatment plan, so you receive the highest standard of care possible.

Schedule a free consultation with the top Semaglutide Utah provider, Mark Francom, Fill out the online form or call 801.247.6974.


“Semaglutide for only $250 your first month people’s !!! That is the most affordable ozempic or Wegovy alternative in Utah. Suzanne and Mark are simply the best when you are looking for support on your weight loss journey . They compound theirs with b12 I believe and that helps with any GI issues . It was a quick in and out visit for my meds already drawn. It’s nice having a supportive team like these two during my weight loss journey . We definitely have shared a few laughs ! Highly recommend!”

Whitney Z.

“Iris is amazing. The client services and personal attention are outstanding and everyone truly goes out of their way to understand your needs and offer the best services available.”

Chelsea N.

“Mark was recommended to me after I was complaining about not feeling like anyone I was currently seeing actually cared , it’s really nice to have someone who actually listens”

Travis T.

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