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wegovy®

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wegovy®

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WHAT IS WEGOVY®?

Wegovy® is a prescription medication that is used to help adults with obesity or overweight lose weight and keep it off. It is a once-weekly injection that works by mimicking the action of a gut hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 helps to control appetite and make you feel full after eating. Wegovy® also helps to slow down the movement of food through your digestive system, which can help you feel full for longer.

Wegovy® was approved by the FDA in June 2021 for the treatment of obesity in adults with a BMI of 30 or greater, or a BMI of 27 or greater with at least one weight-related medical condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

HOW DOES WEGOVY®
WORK?

Wegovy® works by mimicking the action of a gut hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 is released after eating and
helps to control appetite and make you feel full after eating. Wegovy® also helps to slow down the movement of food through your digestive system, which can help you feel full for longer.

HOW DOES WEGOVY® WORK?

Wegovy® works by mimicking the action of a gut hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 is released after eating and
helps to control appetite and make you feel full after eating. Wegovy® also helps to slow down the movement of food through your digestive system, which can help you feel full for longer.

HOW effective is
wegovy®?

HOW effective is wegovy®?

Wegovy® is a very effective weight loss medication. In clinical trials, people who took Wegovy® for 68 weeks lost an average of 12.4% of their body weight, compared to 2.4% for people who took a placebo. This is a significant amount of weight loss, and it is more than what is typically seen with other weight loss medications. Click here to read more about Wegovy®

Here are the results of the weight loss results from the STEP 1 clinical trial of Wegovy®:

  • Placebo – 2.4%
  • 0.25 mg – 5.0%
  • 0.5 mg – 7.8%
  • 1 mg – 10.2%
  • 1.7 mg – 12.4%
  • Placebo – 2.4%
  • 0.25 mg – 5.0%
  • 0.5 mg – 7.8%
  • 1 mg – 10.2%
  • 1.7 mg – 12.4%

how do you take WEGOVY®?

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse if you are not sure.

How much to use

The recommended dose is 2.4 mg once weekly. Your treatment will start at a
low dose which will be gradually increased over 16 weeks of treatment as follows:

  • When you first start using Wegovy®, the starting dose is 0.25 mg once weekly.

  • Your doctor will instruct you to gradually increase your dose every 4 weeks until you reach
    the recommended dose of 2.4 mg once weekly.

  • Once you reach the recommended dose of 2.4 mg, do not increase this dose further.

how do you take WEGOVY®?

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.

How much to use

The recommended dose is 2.4 mg once weekly. Your treatment will start at a
low dose which will be gradually increased over 16 weeks of treatment as follows:

  • When you first start using Wegovy®, the starting dose is 0.25 mg once weekly.

 

  • Your doctor will instruct you to gradually increase your dose every 4 weeks until you reach
    the recommended dose of 2.4 mg once weekly.

     

  • Once you reach the recommended dose of 2.4 mg, do not increase this dose further.

You will be required to follow the table below
Our team will check-in on you regularly during your treatment and pass on
details of your progress to the doctor, who will evaluate your
needs before proceeding to the next dosage.

You will be required to follow the table below
Our team will check-in on you regularly during your treatment and pass on
details of your progress to the doctor, who will evaluate your
needs before proceeding to the next dosage.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR
WEGOVY®?

Adults aged between 18-75 years old can use Wegovy® as long as they meet the criteria. The criteria is a BMI over 30 but if a person has a BMI over 27, they can be approved Wegovy® if they have a weight related health condition such as type 2 diabetes, asthma, depression or high blood pressure etc.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR WEGOVY®?

Adults aged between 18-75 years old can use Wegovy® as long as they meet the criteria. The criteria is a BMI over 30 but if a person has a BMI over 27, they can be approved Wegovy® if they have a weight related health condition such as type 2 diabetes, asthma, depression or high blood pressure etc.

Who cannot take
wegovy®?

There are several reasons for those who are unable to take
Wegovy®. Some of these include the following:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Over the age of 75 years old
  • If you are taking insulin or other medications which work in the same way as Wegovy®
  • If you have eating disorders, kidney, heart or liver failure.

Who cannot take wegovy®?

There are several reasons for those who are unable to take Wegovy®. Some of these include the following:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Over the age of 75 years old
  • If you are taking insulin or other medications which work in the same way as Wegovy®
  • If you have eating disorders, kidney, heart or liver failure.

WHO WILL APPROVE ME FOR WEGOVY?

Dr Rajeswaran
Consultant Physician (Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Dr C. Rajeswaran (A.K.A Dr Raj) is a Consultant Physician in diabetes, obesity & endocrinology working in the United Kingdom. He has clinics across the country including several clinics in Nuffield, Leeds, Spire Claremont, Sheffield and also runs the reputed ‘The London Obesity Clinic’ at 10 Harley Street, London. He is extremely passionate about helping people with weight management, particularly for those with diabetes. His specialist interests include complex severe obesity, diabetes, and diabesity with over 25 years experience in these areas.

WHO WILL APPROVE ME FOR WEGOVY?

Dr Rajeswaran
Consultant Physician (Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Dr C. Rajeswaran (A.K.A Dr Raj) is a Consultant Physician in diabetes, obesity & endocrinology working in the United Kingdom. He has clinics across the country including several clinics in Nuffield, Leeds, Spire Claremont, Sheffield and also runs the reputed ‘The London Obesity Clinic’ at 10 Harley Street, London. He is extremely passionate about helping people with weight management, particularly for those with diabetes. His specialist interests include complex severe obesity, diabetes, and diabesity with over 25 years experience in these areas.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?

Like all medications, there are some potential side effects from this medication.
These include the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Tummy ache.

FAQ

You may be eligible to take Wegovy if your BMI is >30 kg/m2 or your BMI falls between 27-30 kg/m2 with any added comorbidity such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, stroke etc.  For individuals of Asian origin, the BMI cut off is reduced by 2.5kg/m2.  

Always consult your physician before starting Wegovy.

No, Wegovy is not recommended if you fall below the recommended BMI. Please contact your specialist for further advice regarding Wegovy.

Wegovy can be used for weight loss in the long term. Wegovy is a semaglutide approved by the FDA. GLP-1 group of drugs has been in use for more than 10 years for weight loss. You may take Wegovy in the long term but it is always advisable to speak to a medical practitioner for advice regarding how long you need to stay on Wegovy.

If you have been taking Wegovy along with consistent changes to diet and lifestyle and yet you are not losing weight, please speak to your healthcare provider. They may be able to assess and treat if you have any underlying hormone problems, drug interactions or you may need a combination of medications for weight loss.

The amount of weight you will lose will depend from individual to individual. Some tend to lose more weight in the first month while some may lose considerably less weight. Based on research, people lost around 15% of weight. Please speak to your doctor for the best advice regarding Wegovy.

You need to inject the medication once a week at the same time. If you miss a dose of Wegovy, make sure you take it as soon as you remember. But there must be a minimum of 3 days gap between your missed dose and your next dose. Please speak to your specialist if you need advice on Wegovy.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?

Like all medications, there are some potential side effects from this medication.
These include the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Tummy ache.

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