Wegovy (Semaglutide) 2.4mg Injection

Weight Loss
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Wegovy (Semaglutide) 2.4mg Injection

Weight Loss
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  • Medication features

    Wegovy is an effective weight loss injection pen. It works by suppressing your appetite as well as reducing overall cravings. All initial orders come with 1 box of needles and a bin for safe needle disposal.

    • Injectable weight loss medicine
    • Suppresses appetite
    • Reduces cravings
    • Additional needles & sharps bins can be purchased through Pharmacy Online

Overview

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity or overweight (excess weight) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off.

Wegovy should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
Wegovy contains semaglutide and should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products or other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.

Buy Wegovy Online UK

Wegovy will be available in mid 2022, to aid weight loss. Like the Saxenda weight loss pen it is an injection that can be used to suppress your appetite and therefore aid in your weight loss journey. The only difference between Saxenda and Wegovy is that Saxenda is once daily dosing and Wegovy is a once weekly dosing.

Wegovy Reviews

Wegovy’s initial release is highly anticipated in the UK; with it gaining huge praise in reviews from the media and clinical trials.The Financial review reports it is 'flying off the shelves' due to its ability to reduce appetite in patients.

The pandemic may have played a role in motivating people to lose weight amid evidence that carrying extra pounds can worsen the outcome for Covid-19 sufferers, said Chief Executive Officer Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen. A high demand is expected with positive reviews from launching in the US.


How do I get Wegovy in the UK?

Wegovy is not yet licensed for sale in the UK, however PharmacyOnline.co.uk will be working with the pharmaceutical provider to treat patients with the drug once it is fully approved. We anticipate it will be available in the summer of 2022.

Our current range of weight loss programmes can be found here, which are effective for 85% of patients prescribed.

Wegovy vs Saxenda

We have had great experience with Saxenda over the past 7 years, but Saxenda requires an injection every day. Further, compared to the Saxenda, the Wegovy offers more than 50% greater weight loss on average, with the typical patient losing 15% of their body weight (34 pounds). Many even lose 20% – or more! This is significantly more potent than all of the currently available weight loss medications.

Orlistat vs Wegovy

Orlistat comes in a capsule unlike Wegovy or Saxenda and works in an entirely different way. Orlistat reduces the fat absorbed from meals by about 30% and is taken after each main meal. While this is favourable for those afraid of injections, it can cause more unfavourable side effects and is inconvenient with a requirement to be taken after each meal rather than once a week.

What is Wegovy used for and how does it work?

Wegovy is a weight loss drug and can help and one of the most effective prescription drugs to help users shed a percentage of their body weight. In the UK, one in four adults struggle with obesity, but Wegovy enables people to reduce their appetite, therefore consuming less food.

Wegovy medication(semaglutide) is a once-weekly injection used to aid weight loss. It is specifically used for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of:

30 kg/m2 or greater (obesity) or
27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes or dyslipidemia.
Wegovy is an add-on to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Wegovy works by helping to regulate food intake and appetite

Wegovy is a human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist (GLP-1 analog) - it mimics the action of GLP-1 produced naturally by the gut, and to a lesser extent the pancreas and nervous system.

GLP-1 targets areas of the brain that help to regulate appetite, especially after eating. It also slows how quickly the stomach empties, which makes you feel fuller for longer. In addition to this, Wegovy enhances the production of insulin.

Wegovy is a prescription only medication which will be available through our prescribing service.

Does The Wegovy Injection Work?

When it comes to weight loss treatments, few are approved by the FDA due to their potential complications - but Wegovy has excellent reviews and has performed well in studies. After a phase 3 study showed postitive results, the FDA approved it for users with an obese body mass index (BMI).

In a 68 week trial, 48% of participants lost more than 15% of their initial body weight, which equates to 35 lbs across all participants. An impressive 86% of people lost more than 5% of their baseline body weight, while 66% of participants lost 10% or more.

The people given a placebo lost an average of 6lbs, showing that this new weight loss drug offers many benefits.

Directions

Wegovy is an injectable prescription medication for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.

Dosage Guidance

You will increase the strength gradually of Wegovy in 5 steps, which are:

  • 0.25 mg
  • 0.5 mg
  • 1 mg
  • 1.7 mg
  • 2.4 mg

You'll start with a minimum dosage of 0.2 mg per week for one month. Then, your dosage will increase each month until you reach the 2.4 mg injection.

It's essential to monitor patients when increasing the dosage, and you should always discuss increasing your weekly injection strength with healthcare professionals.

Our specialists at Pharmacy Online can offer advice and discuss whether you can increase the dosage or if you should wait.

Wegovy Summary

Dose

Inject ONCE weekly, following the dose-escalation schedule

Type of medicine

Appetite-suppressant - GLP-1 receptor agonist

Mechanism

Suppresses appetite and promotes feeling full for longer, decreasing food intake.

Active Ingredient

Semaglutide

Price

Lowest online - To be announced

Side Effects

Can include nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting

FAQ

Will the NHS prescribe Wegovy?

As part of Boris Johnson's weight management program, patients in the UK will use Wegovy as long as they meet the requirements. The current guidance suggests a patient must have a BMI of at least 30, but this could change in the future, and people with a lower BMI might be able to use it. The NHS has classed wegovy as a gamechanger drug for treating obesity as it cuts weight by 20%.

How much will Wegovy cost?

As Wegovy won't be introduced in the UK until mid-2022, there's a grey area to the potential costs. The current price list suggests a price of around £73.25 for four pre-filled pens, and they will be available on prescription. The savings will likely be more than in the USA or the amount you'd spend for over the counter drugs.

How long will it take patients with obesity to lose weight?

As with most effective weight loss medications, people respond to Wegovy differently. While some might lose weight immediately, others will notice the effects as their dosage raises. You should maintain a healthy diet, with plenty of fruits, vegetables and regular exercise.

Why are people more interested in Wegovy as a treatment option than Saxenda?

As mentioned above, Saxenda is a weight loss injection that users must use every day, which can be inconvenient. Wegovy is a weekly injection, so if you're not a fan of needles or have a busy life, it can be the ideal solution.

Further to this benefit, Wegovy also offers a higher weight loss percentage, and it has excellent feedback from the healthcare community.

Can I take Wegovy weight loss with food?

You can take Wegovy with or without food.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss an injection, but your next dose is at least three days away, you can take the injection. However, if it's two days or less until your next injection, we recommend you skip the missed injection and carry on as usual.

You should also report to a healthcare professional if you miss two weeks of injections.

Why take Wegovy?

Obesity is a severe condition, and the availability of convenience foods, takeaway apps and busy lifestyles are all contributors to the issue. However, obesity can also result in a weight-related condition, including diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease.

With so many weight-related comorbidity problems, Wegovy is a beneficial new treatment option to support you in your weight loss attempts.

Will there be supply shortages?

There's no doubt that this weight loss drug will be highly popular when it becomes available for prescription in the UK, but the team here at Pharmacy Online will do our best to maintain supply and demand for all of our customers.

Can I take Wegovy while pregnant?

It is not known whether Wegovy can affect your unborn baby, so we'd recommend avoiding it while pregnant. Also, weight loss isn't recommended in general while you're pregnant, as the baby needs nutrients.

 

Side Effects

Wegovy may cause serious side effects, including:

  • inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Wegovy and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back.
  • gallbladder problems. Wegovy may cause gallbladder problems including gallstones. Some gallbladder problems need surgery. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of the following symptoms:
    • pain in your upper stomach (abdomen)
    • fever
    • yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice)
    • clay-colored stools
  • increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those who also take medicines to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus such as sulfonylureas or insulin. Low blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes who receive Wegovy can be both a serious and common side effect. Talk to your healthcare provider about how to recognize and treat low blood sugar. You should check your blood sugar before you start, and during treatment. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include:
    • dizziness or light-headedness
    • blurred vision
    • anxiety
    • irritability or mood changes
    • sweating
    • slurred speech
    • hunger
    • confusion or drowsiness
    • shakiness
    • weakness
    • headache
    • fast heartbeat
    • feeling jittery
  • kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration) which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.
  • serious allergic reactions. Stop using Wegovy and get medical help right away, if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including:
    • swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
    • problems breathing or swallowing
    • severe rash or itching
    • fainting or feeling dizzy
    • very rapid heartbeat
  • change in vision in people with type 2 diabetes. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment.
  • increased heart rate. Wegovy can increase your heart rate while you are at rest. Your healthcare provider should check your heart rate while you take Wegovy. Tell your healthcare provider if you feel your heart racing or pounding in your chest and it lasts for several minutes.
  • depression or thoughts of suicide. You should pay attention to any mental changes, especially sudden changes in your mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any mental changes that are new, worse, or worry you.

The most common side effects may include:

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • stomach (abdomen) pain
  • headache
  • tiredness (fatigue)
  • upset stomach
  • dizziness
  • feeling bloated
  • belching
  • gas
  • stomach flu
  • heartburn

Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects.

Other

Directions

Wegovy is an injectable prescription medication for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.

Ingredients

Active Ingredient: semaglutide
Inactive Ingredients: disodium phosphate dihydrate, sodium chloride, and water for injection

Warnings

You should not use Wegovy if:

  • you or any of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
  • you have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide or any of the ingredients. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:
    • swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
    • problems breathing or swallowing
    • severe rash or itching
    • fainting or feeling dizzy
    • very rapid heartbeat

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Wegovy Patient Information Leaflet

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