Nimbus Logo

December 5, 2023

Weight Loss

Is Compounded Semaglutide Okay to Use? And What About Tirzepatide (Mounjaro and Zepbound)? Nimbus Healthcare Explains

Written by

Jobby John

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide: What Are They?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both injectable medications. Semaglutide, known as Ozempic® for diabetes and Wegovy® for weight loss, helps lower blood sugar and aid in weight loss. Tirzepatide, sold under the brand names Mounjaro® for diabetes and now Zepbound® for weight loss, is a newer medication that works similarly. Both have gained popularity, but that's made them harder to find.

Understanding Patents with Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

Both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are patented, meaning the companies that created them have exclusive rights to make and sell them for about 20 years. These rights can sometimes be extended under special circumstances.

Compounded Versions: When Are They Okay?

During shortages, like what we're seeing with Semaglutide and Tirzepatide allow compounding pharmacies to make alternative versions. This is only allowed when the FDA confirms a shortage and approves these versions for safety and quality.

Why Compounded Medications Can Be Necessary

Sometimes, patients need a medication tailored to their specific needs, like an allergy to an ingredient or a different dosage. Compounding pharmacies can make these customized versions of both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide.

Nimbus Healthcare's Role with Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

At Nimbus Healthcare, we ensure access to both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide, even during shortages. We provide safe, FDA-approved compounded versions.

Compounding pharmacies play a vital role in the United States healthcare system, and their services should be valued and supported.

Looking for Semaglutide or Tirzepatide? We Can Help

If you need a special version of Semaglutide or Tirzepatide, Nimbus Healthcare is here to assist. We connect you with healthcare providers and compounding pharmacies to ensure you get the right medication. Contact us for your medication needs - or click here to get started with your WeightWiseRX™ journey. 

Jobby John

PharmD, FACA
Jobby John PharmD, FACA is a clinical pharmacist located in Austin,Texas. He is the CEO and Founder of Nimbus Healthcare. At Nimbus Healthcare, Dr. John brings together a team of highly skilled professionals who share his vision for changing the way healthcare is delivered. By utilizing cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and data analytics, they are able to gather valuable insights that help tailor treatment plans to individual patients. Dr. John is also a fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and he currently serves as the vice president of the Texas Pharmacy Association.

Nimbus in the news

cnncnbcfox businessbloombergamazon prime