Wegovy is a prescription medication that is used to help adults with obesity or overweight lose weight and keep it off.
It is also used to help adults with obesity or overweight who have at least one weight-related medical condition, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
Who is Wegovy for?
Wegovy is for adults with obesity or overweight who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater, or a BMI of 27 or greater and at least one weight-related medical condition.
How does Wegovy work?
Wegovy (semaglutide) works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 is released after eating and helps to control appetite by making you feel fuller and more satisfied after eating.
It also slows down the movement of food through your digestive system, which can help you feel full for longer and therefore reduce the urge to eat more.
Wegovy is not for everyone. You should not take Wegovy if you have:
- A history of pancreatitis
- A personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer
- Uncontrolled thyroid disease
- A condition that affects how your body uses sugar, such as type 1 diabetes
- A history of allergic reactions to semaglutide or any of the ingredients in Wegovy
The most common side effects of Wegovy are:
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
- Back pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Allergic reactions
Wegovy is a powerful weight loss medication that can be effective for people with obesity or overweight. However, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of Wegovy before taking it.
Wegovy consultation with our weight loss experts
If you are interested in learning more about Wegovy or scheduling a weight loss consultation, please contact our team for more information and advice. We’d be happy to arrange a weight loss consultation to discuss your requirements. This can be arranged via video call or in person. We’re here to help you determine whether Wegovy is right for you and can help you create a weight loss plan that is safe and effective for you.