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Wegovy Weight Loss Injection In Lanarkshire

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Wegovy Weight Loss Injection In Lanarkshire

Wegovy is a weight loss injection that is licensed for use in weight loss alongside a reduced calorie diet and increased exercise. Wegovy contains the active ingredient Semaglutide which is used in type 2 diabetes (in the licensed product Ozempic) and in weight loss in Wegovy. Wegovy can be an effective aid to weight loss in those with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 or people with a BMI over 27 with weight related conditions such as high blood pressure.

Key Facts About Wegovy

Dose – Wegovy is injected just ONCE weekly and follows a specific titration schedule slowly increasing the dose over a period of months

Type of Medicine – GLP-1 receptor agonist

Active ingredient – Semaglutide

Mechanism of action – semaglutide suppresses the desire to eat and promotes the feeling of fullness after eating for longer which in turn helps you reduce your food intake.

Side effects – nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain and vomiting

Who are Wegovy Weight Loss Injections suitable for?

Wegovy can be used as an aid in weight loss alongside a reduced calorie diet and increased physical exercise for those with a BMI of over 30 or those with a BMI over 27 and a weight related condition such as high blood pressure. 

How does Semaglutide work?

Wegovy contains an active ingredient called semaglutide which is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. This acts like the naturally produced hormone GLP-1 (part of the family of hormones called incretins) in your body to regulate appetite and promote the feeling of fullness. When you take Wegovy, it talks to parts of your brain responsible for hunger which makes you feel less hungry and more satisfied, so you don’t crave food as much. Along with eating a reduced calorie diet and doing more exercise, it can help you lose weight.

Is Wegovy effective To Help Me In Lose Weight?

The Step 1 Clinical Trials undertaken by Novo Nordisk included patients with obesity (BMI > 30) or those overweight (BMI >27) with at least one weight related condition such as hypertension. Patients were treated with Wegovy or placebo together with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical exercise.

The clinical trial showed that Wegovy treatment led to a significant decrease in body weight compared to a placebo after 68 weeks. Those using Wegovy experienced an average body weight reduction of 14.9% compared to those in the placebo group who only lost 2.4% of body weight.

Additionally, the results showed that after 68 weeks, 83.5% of Wegovy users lost 5% or more of their body weight, whereas only 31.1% of those on placebo achieved the same result. Further clinical trials were also carried out which showed significant reductions in body weight. Based on these highly positive trial outcomes, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed Wegovy as a treatment for weight management in individuals dealing with obesity.

Wegovy vs Saxenda

Saxenda (liraglutide) is a weight loss medicine that can be effective in helping those with obesity (BMI >30) or those overweight (BMI >27) to lose weight when used with a reduced calorie diet  and increased physical activity. 

Wegovy and Saxenda both contain active ingredients that are GLP-1 receptor agonists. However, the main difference is that Saxenda is administered daily vs Wegovy which is administered weekly and is often more convienent for patients. 

Wegovy and Pregnancy

Wegovy should not be used in pregnancy as it may cause harm to the foetus. Wegovy should be stopped at least 2 months before a planned pregnancy. Wegovy should be avoided if you are breastfeeding. 

Wegovy Pricing In UK

Wegovy Weight Loss Injection Consultation: FREE

Wegovy Initiation Pack 0.25mg – £199

Continuation Pack 0.5mg – £199

Continuation Pack 1mg –  £199

Continuation Pack 1.7mg – £279

Continuation Pack 2.4mg – £279

Book Your Wegovy Weight Loss Injection Appointment Today In Lanarkshire

To find out more about booking a Wegovy Weight Loss Injection Consultation at Cleland Pharmacy Weight Loss Clinic in Lanarkshire, please contact us or book your appointment using the simple booking form below or by calling 01698 861646.