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Can You Get Plenity (Cellulose and Citric Acid) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Plenity (Cellulose and Citric Acid) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Plenity. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Plenity, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Plenity (Cellulose and Citric Acid)?
Plenity is a prescription weight-loss device (not exactly a medication) approved by the FDA in 2019 to be used for weight loss. Plenity is a gastrointestinal agent class of drug that has cellulose and citric acid hydrogel as active ingredients.
Plenity is used to manage weight loss in people who are affected by overweight and obesity. This would include individuals who have a BMI of 25 to 40 kg/m2. Plenity has better results when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.
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How Does Plenity Work?
Plenity works by reducing appetite and is used in conjunction with mindful eating and exercise. Plenity is the only FDA cleared weight management approach made from naturally derived building blocks, cellulose and citric acid.
Plenity is a porcine gelatin capsule that contains thousands of absorbent hydrogel particles. Each particle is approximately the size of a grain of salt. Plenity hydrogel is made from two natural ingredients, cellulose and citric acid, that form a three-dimensional matrix designed to occupy volume in the stomach and small intestine, thereby creating a feeling of fullness. This feeling of fullness leads to reduced food intake leading to weight loss.
Plenity is used solely for weight loss. Plenity is not a drug and is stimulant-free and non-habit forming. Plenity works by providing absorbent particles throughout your gastrointestinal system to reduce the feeling of hunger. According to studies, a weight loss of up to 5 to 10% of your total body weight is possible when using Plenity. In a clinical study by the manufacturer of Plenity, nearly 6 out of 10 people who took Plenity lost at least 5% of their body weight with an average weight loss of 10% which was about 22 pounds.
Plenity can help you lose weight without feeling deprived of the foods you love. Many people begin to lose weight within the first four weeks of taking Plenity.
What Is the Dosage for Plenity?
Plenity is used for weight loss management and is dosed in 2.25 Grams, which is 3 capsules. Three capsules are prescribed twice daily. The capsules are taken 30 minutes before lunch and dinner on an empty stomach. No dosage adjustment is required as this is the only dose and prescription routine; however, your physician may recommend that you start with just one capsule to minimize the chance of developing side effects. Plenity is non-systemic and works directly in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Plenity is not systemically absorbed; therefore, there is no special kidney or liver impairment dosing.
You should take Plenity with water 20 to 30 minutes before lunch and dinner. Following administration, you should immediately consume an additional 16 ounces of water. Plenity will not work as effectively if you do not drink 16 ounces of water after administration. If a premeal dose is missed, you can take the dose during or immediately after a meal. You do not need to skip a dose.
What Are the Side Effects of Plenity?
Plenity, like most prescriptions, has some side effects. Most side effects, about 38%, have to do with the gastrointestinal system.
The following are potential side effects of Plenity:
- Abdominal distention
- Changes in bowel habits
- Abdominal pain
What Are the Precautions for Plenity?
Use precautions if you have a hypersensitivity to cellulose, citric acid, sodium stearyl fumarate, gelatin, titanium oxide, or any component of the formulation. You should not take Plenity if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Plenity should not be used by persons under the age of 18. These factors are considered contraindications. Plenity is wheat and gluten-free but is not Kosher because the capsule is made with gelatin, which is a porcine-derived product.
What Does Plenity Cost?
Plenity is available at a relatively low cost and is available now via a prescription from your PlushCare physician. Plenity is available for $1.75 per meal which is $98 for a 4-week supply. Insurance does not cover Plenity at this time, so the cost of a prescription is paid entirely by the patient.
However, if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), or a Medical Savings Account (MSA), you may be able to use that to cover some or all out-of-pocket costs. You can further check with your insurance plan provider for reimbursement details.
Can You Get a Plenity Prescription Online?
Plenity is now available for your doctor to prescribe online. Start your online consultation now with a doctor who can prescribe Plenity if it is appropriate for you. Your doctor will go over your medical and weight history to see if you may qualify for Plenity.
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