What is SLIMJECT?
SLIMJECT is a one a week/once a day injectable treatment to aid weight loss in clients who have a BMI of above 27 and have reached the criteria with Annlynnsolutions
Who Is SLIMJECT For?
SLIMJECT is a medication for chronic weight management. It is for people with overweight and weight-related complications or obesity. It is meant to be used together with a lifestyle therapy regimen involving a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
How Does SLIMJECT Work?
SLIMJECT works in the brain as an appetite suppressant.
Who Should Not Use SLIMJECT?
Women who are pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant
People who have been diagnosed with medullary thyroid carcinoma or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 or have a close family member with those diseases
How Is SLIMJECT Administered?
How Is SLIMJECT Dosed?
SLIMJECT is an injectable medication you take once a day / once a week. You may inject it at the most convenient time for you (e.g., before breakfast, lunch, dinner, or bedtime), but it should be taken at approximately the same time each day.
SLIMJECT comes in a prefilled multidose pen, and the dose is usually increased according to the following schedule. However, if you have side effects, your doctor may slow down the dose increases to give your body time to get used to the medication.
Week 1 – 0.6 mg
Week 2 – 1.2 mg
Week 3 – 1.8 mg
Week 4 – 2.4 mg
Week 5 and afterward – 3.0 mg
Month 1 – 0.25 mg
Month 2 – 0.5 mg
Month 3 – 1 mg
However, due to our experience we will be able to adjust dosage according to your individual needs.
Treatment with SLIMJECT should be discontinued after 12 weeks on the 3.0 mg/day dose if patients have not lost at least 5% of their initial body weight.
Which Medications Should Not Be Used with SLIMJECT?
Mediations used to treat type 2 diabetes called GLP1 receptor agonists or DPP4 inhibitors work similarly to SLIMJECT and should not be used together with SLIMJECT.
What Are the Common Side Effects of SLIMJECT?
Note: Nausea is most reported side effect. However, over time all side effects generally diminish as the body gets used to the medication.
What Are the Possible Serious Side Effects of SLIMJECT?
Possible Thyroid Tumors, Including Cancer
Tell your doctor if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats and mice, SLIMJECT and medicines that work like SLIMJECT caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if SLIMJECT will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people.
SLIMJECT may cause gallbladder problems including gallstones. Some gallbladder problems need surgery. Call your doctor if you develop pain in your upper abdomen, yellowing of your skin or eyes, fever, or clay-colored stools.
Pancreatitis (Inflammation of the Pancreas)
Some people who have used SLIMJECT have developed inflammation of the pancreas. If you develop new stomach pain or back pain while using the medication, stop the medication and call your doctor.
Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
SLIMJECT can cause low blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes who also take medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes (such as sulfonylureas or insulin). In some people, the blood sugar may get so low that they need another person to help them. If you take a sulfonylurea or insulin, the dose may need to be lowered while you use SLIMJECT. People taking these medications should check their blood sugars regularly during SLIMJECT treatment.
Kidney Problems (Kidney Failure)
SLIMJECT may cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, leading to loss of fluids (dehydration). Dehydration may cause kidney failure. Drinking plenty of fluids may reduce your chance of dehydration. Stop SLIMJECT and call your doctor right away if you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea that does not go away, or if you cannot drink liquids by mouth.
Serious Allergic Reactions
Serious allergic reactions can happen with SLIMJECT. Stop using it and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing; trouble swallowing; fainting; dizziness; severe rash; itching; or very rapid heartbeat.
Depression or Thoughts of Suicide
You should pay attention to any mental changes, especially sudden changes, in your mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Call your doctor right away if you have any mental changes that are new, worse, or worry you.
Increased Heart Rate
SLIMJECT can increase your heart rate while you are at rest.