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Wegovy is a weight loss injection you take once a week. It makes reaching a lower BMI easier by helping you control your appetite.

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What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is a treatment for weight loss that comes as an injectable pen. You only have to use it once a week to help lower your appetite, leaving you free to spend the rest of the week however you want to.

Wegovy pens are designed for people with a BMI over 30. It can also be used by people with a BMI over 27 who have weight-related health issues, like hypertension, sleep apnea or type-2 diabetes.

There are five different doses of Wegovy pen. You’ll start on the lowest and take this for the first month, before moving to the next dose after four weeks. By month 5, you’ll be on the maintenance dose that you use for the rest of the course.

How does Wegovy work?

The active ingredient in Wegovy is semaglutide. Semaglutide helps reduce your hunger cues by binding to the GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas and the brain. GLP-1 is released from your stomach when you eat. It acts as a signal, telling your brain that you’re full and controlling your blood sugar function.

Studies suggest that GLP-1 might not always work as well as it should do in obese and overweight people. This can mean the stomach empties more quickly and your hunger signals come back sooner after eating. So by working like GLP-1, Wegovy improves your blood sugar control and makes your stomach empty more slowly. By changing the way this hormone works, it can lead to fewer hunger spikes.

What doses of Wegovy are there?

You inject one dose of Wegovy once a week. The Wegovy pens come in five strengths: 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 1.7mg and 2.4mg. You start on the lowest dose and slowly increase your dose each four weeks until you reach the maintenance dose of 2.4mg. Each dose comes pre-filled in one pen.

The pens are color-coded based on the dose amount, so using the right one is easy. You’ll start on an aqua-coloured 0.25mg pen for the first four weeks, then your dose will rise to a pink 0.5mg dose. After another four weeks you’ll go onto the brown 1mg pen, then the blue 1.7mg pen a month after that. Finally, after another four weeks you’ll reach the 2.4mg black pen, which is your maintenance dose.

If you ever want to slow down this schedule, just chat to your clinician. You can set the pace that’s right for you. Some people need a little while longer to get used to the 1.7mg dose before they move onto the maintenance dose.

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How to use Wegovy

Using Wegovy is simple. It comes as pre-filled pens you inject just under your skin. Always follow your clinician’s advice on how to inject it.

  • Inject Wegovy once a week, on the same day of the week. Set a reminder on your calendar or use an alarm to help you remember to use it.
  • Wegovy pens need to be kept at a temperature of 36°F to 46°F before use. You can keep them in your refrigerator at home. Once you’ve opened the packaging and started using the pen, it can stay out of the refrigerator and will remain active for the next 28 days.
  • You can use Wegovy at any time of day, with or without meals. Take it on the same day each week and try to use it at around the same time on this day.
  • Inspect your pen before use. If the liquid you can see through the window is clear, colorless and smooth, it’s ready to inject.
  • Pick the area you want to inject. Your options are your upper legs (front of your thighs), your stomach or your upper arm. Avoid areas with irritated or broken skin, and don’t inject too close to your navel. You can change your injection site every week if you want to, but don’t use the exact same spot as your last injection.
  • Take the cap off the Wegovy pen and press it against your chosen injection site until you hear the pen make a click. You’ll know it’s working when the yellow bar on the pen starts moving.
  • Once you hear the first click, keep holding the pen down for 10 seconds. You’ll hear another click to tell you the injection is ongoing.
  • When it’s been 10 seconds and the yellow bar stops moving, the injection is finished.
  • You can then remove the pen from your skin and dispose of it in a sharps container. If you order through us, we’ll give you one free of charge .

How long does it take Wegovy to work?

Wegovy starts working in your body immediately. You’ll need to work your way up to the maintenance dose before you start seeing the full effectiveness of Wegovy in reducing your hunger, but you should see some difference from the first month of use.

When you use Wegovy, you’ll need to eat healthily, and make sure you have a calorie deficit. Luckily, Wegovy helps you achieve this. It’s an effective weight loss treatment and it’s safe to use long-term. So you can stay on Wegovy until you’re at a healthy BMI, or until you’re happy with your weight loss.

What should I do if I make a mistake when using Wegovy?

If you don’t hear a first click while giving your injection, or the yellow bar doesn’t start moving, press the pen more firmly against your skin. Creating a smooth, firm area for injection by spreading your skin between your fingers might help.

If you forget to use Wegovy on your scheduled day, inject yourself as soon as you remember if your next dose is more than 48 hours away. Then just keep taking your injections as normal. If it’s less than 48 hours until your next injection, just wait for that one.

If you skip more than one dose of Wegovy, you can carry on with your dosing as normal. If you have a sensitive stomach, you may want to start from a lower dose again before raising it, to reduce the chance of side effects.

If you inject too much Wegovy, you should talk to your doctor. Using too much can make you feel nauseous, vomit or hypoglycemic. Seek medical attention if you have any side effects that concern you.

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How is Wegovy different from other treatments for weight loss?

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While most other weight loss treatments have to be taken every day, Wegovy is different because it’s only a once-weekly treatment. So you might find it easier and more convenient to stick to the treatment course than with other options.

Wegovy is different to some other weight loss treatments because it helps to make you less hungry. It can help you adjust to eating fewer calories without feeling like you’re missing out. You don’t have to go on a crash diet or cut out a major food group. You just need to eat a little less. Wegovy will help with this, by controlling your appetite.

Is Wegovy similar to any other treatments?

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Wegovy was created off the back of the weekly injection treatment for type-2 diabetes: Ozempic. When people with diabetes used Ozempic to help lower their blood sugar, it was found that it had the side effect of reducing their appetite and encouraging weight loss. Because of this, clinicians started prescribing Ozempic to people ‘off-label’ (outside of its license) in order to help them lose weight. As a result, Wegovy has now been formulated as a different version of Ozempic specifically licensed for weight loss. Both treatments contain the same active ingredient, but Wegovy specifically targets weight loss in a way that’s both safer and more effective for you.

The other main difference between Wegovy and Ozempic is the dosage, with Wegovy available in higher strengths than Ozempic (the maximum recommended weekly dose of Ozempic is 1mg, compared with 2.4mg for Wegovy). This means that it should be able to help you lose weight more quickly and effectively than Ozempic.

Saxenda is another similar treatment to Wegovy in that it’s also a licensed injectable treatment for weight loss. But where you only need to use Wegovy once a week, Saxenda needs to be used every day for it to be able to work effectively. Saxenda also uses a different active ingredient (liraglutide) which you might find more or less suitable for you. Although Saxenda has been a licensed treatment for longer, some studies suggest that Wegovy is more effective.

Can I drink alcohol while using Wegovy?

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Talk to your clinician before you drink alcohol while taking Wegovy. If you have diabetes, alcohol can affect your blood sugar levels. As both alcohol and Wegovy lower your blood sugar, combining them can lead to hypoglycemia, which may be dangerous. Alcohol is also high in calories, so it could get in the way of your weight loss if you drink too much.

Which foods should I avoid on Wegovy?

Answer:
To make Wegovy work as well as it can, you need to eat a diet lower in calories. Wegovy helps you eat at a 500 calorie deficit (where you consume 500 calories fewer than you spend), as it makes controlling your hunger much easier. There are no foods you can’t eat in moderation, so you just need to keep an eye on calories – but you might want to eat less of some foods that are very calorie dense. You can also try eating more low-calorie foods or those rich in fiber. Vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes can help keep you feel fuller for longer.

How effective is Wegovy?

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Wegovy has proven very effective at helping with weight loss, as well as improving other aspects of your health. It was studied in four clinical trials against a placebo, to see how it compared. In every trial, treatment with Wegovy led to significantly greater weight loss than with a placebo. Participants lost up to 15% of their body weight. Some trials also found improvements in systolic blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Wegovy is also more effective than some other weight loss drugs on the market. In a trial comparing Wegovy with Saxenda, Wegovy caused significantly more weight loss.

To make Wegovy as effective as possible, remember to eat in a 500 calorie deficit and exercise more. This generally means eating around 2000 calories a day if you’re a man and 1500 calories a day if you’re a woman. If you’re not confident about your exercise ability yet, brisk walking or dancing work well as moderate physical activity.

Do I need a prescription for Wegovy?

Answer:
You will need a clinician to prescribe you Wegovy. It’s designed for people who have a BMI over 30, or a BMI over 27 and a weight related health condition. If your BMI is less than this, speak to one of our clinicians.

Also, if you have other health conditions or take other medications, Wegovy could also interact with them. So it might not be safe for you to take. If you tell us about your health, we can let you know if Wegovy might be right for you.

Why should I buy Wegovy online with Treated?

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Weight loss is hard, but we’re here to make it work for you. If you’re interested in Wegovy, just chat to us about your health. One of our clinicians can recommend some weight loss treatments that suit you. Like Wegovy makes losing weight easy, we make healthcare easy.

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