Wegovy bez receptu
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy for weight loss is a new injection treatment available in the US. It:
- is for people with a BMI of over 30, or over 27 in some cases
- works by reducing your appetite and stopping you from overeating
- is effective in over 80% of users
- can lead to weight loss of over 20%
- is safe to use if prescribed by a doctor
Wegovy is a prescription-only injection used for weight loss. You take it once a week and it is safe to use long-term.
The active ingredient in Wegovy is semaglutide. Semaglutide is an artificial version of something your body already uses to manage appetite.
What is Wegovy used for?
Wegovy is used to treat obesity. This means it’s meant to help support a weight loss programme in people who are considered clinically overweight. It is not meant to be used as a diet aid for the general population and should only be used if approved by a doctor.
What is the main use of Wegovy?
The main use of Wegovy is to reduce appetite. This makes it easier for people to lose weight through diet and exercise because they are less tempted to break their diet or overeat. It is not meant to cause weight loss by itself.
Wegovy active ingredient
The active ingredient in Wegovy is semaglutide. This is known as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. What this means is that it behaves like the hormone glucagon does in your body, which controls appetite and blood sugar.
Semaglutide is also used to treat diabetes by supporting weight loss and controlling blood sugar. Wegovy is not meant for diabetes treatment. Ozempic is a medication with the same active ingredient intended for people with diabetes.
How does Wegovy work?
Wegovy injections contain semaglutide which mimics natural hormones in your body that are released after you eat to make you feel fuller and help control your blood sugar. For a comprehensive understanding of Wegovy, you can watch “Everything you need to know about Wegovy” in this informative video. Taking it once a week keeps the level of semaglutide in your body constant, which helps you feel fuller all of the time.
How does wegovy help you lose weight?
Wegovy works by reducing your appetite, just like your body naturally does after you’ve eaten. By doing so, Wegovy helps you feel fuller after eating less food than normal to stop you overeating or snacking, making it easier to stick to a diet plan.
How to use Wegovy pens?
You need to take Wegovy once a week for it to be effective and it works best as part of a weight loss plan that includes a healthy diet and exercise as well. If you’re prescribed Wegovy, you’ll be started on a lower dose in your first month and your dose will be increased each month afterwards, until month 5 of your treatment.
How to inject Wegovy (Semaglutide)
Before starting treatment, carefully read the instructions in the patient information leaflet that comes with your Wegovy and follow any instructions from your doctor as well. When you’re ready to try your first dose, follow the steps below:
- Wash your hands.
- Decide on where you want to inject your first dose. You can choose from your lower abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Once you’ve decided, wash the area you’re going to inject with an alcohol swab or soap and water.
- Remove the pen cap. Only do this once you’re ready to do your injection.
- Push the pen cap against your skin and keep pressing until the yellow bar has stopped moving. If the yellow bar doesn’t move, push harder.
- Safely throw away your used Wegovy pen.
Some extra advice:
- Store your injections in the fridge.
- Check your pen before using it in case it’s been broken, like if it’s been dropped.
- Avoid injecting into areas that are bruised, sore, hard, or scarred. Also, be careful not to inject into your muscles or veins.
- Don’t touch the needle cover to avoid accidentally pricking yourself.
- Don’t try and stop the injection halfway through because the needle locks once it starts.
- Make sure you switch up where you inject your Wegovy after each dose.
Is Wegovy good for long term use?
It’s fine to use Wegovy long-term to help you manage your weight. There are no extra side effects from using it over a longer period of time. It’s best to discuss your long-term weight loss plans with a doctor. If your weight drops below the level for qualifying for Wegovy treatment your doctor may want you to stop. Equally, if you don’t see any improvement, your doctor may suggest switching treatment.
What happens after your first shot of Wegovy?
After your first shot of Wegovy you may see your appetite drop right away, although it can take longer to feel the effects for some people. You may also experience some mild side effects, like nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. These side effects can clear up as your body gets used to your new treatment.
What is the best time of day to use Wegovy?
You can take Wegovy at any time of day, with or without food. As long as you remember to take it at the same time on the same day, it’s up to you when is most convenient.
You can drive after taking Wegovy, but pay attention to how you feel after you first start your treatment. Wegovy can cause mild side effects so you should make sure they don’t affect your ability to drive safely.
Wegovy missed dose
If you miss a dose by less than 5 days, you can take that dose, and then your next one will be a week after this delayed dose.
If you miss a dose and it’s more than 5 days, then wait (i.e. skip that dose) and take your next dose on the usual day, at the usual time.
If you want to change the day of the week you use Wegovy to better suit your needs, you can do so as long as there are more than 3 days between doses.
If the last dose you took was more than 2 weeks ago, you need to restart at the lowest strength dose of 0.25mg weekly, and start again.
What happens when you stop taking Wegovy?
There’s no risk of addiction or withdrawal symptoms when it comes to stopping your treatment. Be aware that your appetite will increase to normal levels once you stop using Wegovy, so you need to account for this in your plan to maintain your lower weight.
How effective is Wegovy?
Wegovy works for the majority of people who use it. Over 80% of Wegovy users can expect to see extra weight loss beyond what they would have achieved without it. You could lose 20% or more weight on this treatment.
A 68-week long study compared Wegovy results to people taking a placebo and it showed that:
- 86% lost at least 5% weight
- 69% lost at least 10% weight
- 50% lost at least 15% weight
How long does Wegovy take to work?
After you start your treatment, you should feel fuller after eating by the second or third dose. But since people react differently to medications, it might work slightly faster or slower for you. You could see Wegovy weight loss results as early as 12 weeks after starting treatment. If you have not lost significant weight after 6 months, you should think about changing your treatment.
How much weight do you lose in a month with Wegovy?
“It’s hard to give an exact number for how much weight you can expect to lose per month on Wegovy. Studies show you have an 86% chance to lose 5% of your weight over 68 weeks, which is about 15 and a half months. So say you start off weighing 80kg and you lose 5% of that over 68 weeks. This means you have an 86% chance to lose 4 kg overall, which divided by 15 and a half weeks would mean you’d be losing around a quarter of a kilogram a month. However, this depends on personal circumstances, including how well you stick to your diet and exercise plan.” – Dr Babak Ashrafi, Clinical Lead for Service Expansion at ZAVA.
Available Wegovy dosages
There are 5 different doses of Wegovy:
You’ll be started on the lowest dose in the first month and move up to the highest Wegovy dosage after 5 months. Each dose step takes at least 4 weeks before moving on to the next one. Each pen contains 4 doses so you’ll use one pen for each dose step. Once you’ve used 4 doses of one pen, you’ll need to start a new one.
A doctor can’t prescribe more Wegovy than is safe to use, so there aren’t higher doses to choose from. And you can’t start on a higher dose of Wegovy without having been using semaglutide injections beforehand.
If you are prescribed Wegovy, your doctor will give you clear instructions on how to get the best effect and the safest treatment possible.
If you’re already using weight loss injections from another provider, you may be able to start treatment with ZAVA at the same dose (0.5mg). We are working hard to keep up stock levels to make sure your treatment isn’t interrupted.
How much does Wegovy cost?
For the lowest dose, our Wegovy prices currently start at £179.00. Currently, there is no cheaper generic Wegovy alternative. The patent for semaglutide does not expire until 2031 so only branded medications will be available until then.
Where can I get Wegovy?
If you have a prescription for Wegovy, you should be able to get it filled at most US pharmacies, as long as it’s in stock. You can order Wegovy online from Prime Weight Loss Clinic.
How to get Wegovy online
If you are overweight, you can request Wegovy online. You can buy Wegovy online from Prime Weight Loss Clinic. If the treatment is suitable for you, our doctors will offer a Wegovy prescription online and you can get your treatment delivered to your home.
Can I get it without a prescription?
No. Wegovy is a prescription-only medication because a doctor needs to make sure it’s safe and suitable for you. You can’t get it over-the-counter or buy it online legally without a doctor being involved.
You don’t need to already have a prescription before you place an order online with a service like ZAVA. Our doctors can approve prescription-only medication using our online assessment tool.
Is it available?
Yes, Wegovy is available and approved by the FDA. Like Saxenda, Wegovy will be only be prescribed by a weight management specialist if:
- you’ve tried weight loss without medication first
- you’ve tried treatments like orlistat first
- weight loss surgery isn’t possible for you
- you have a BMI of between 30 kg/m² and 35 kg/m² and a health problem that can affect your weight, such as diabetes
- you have a BMI of 35 kg/m² or more, even if you do not have a weight related medical condition
Is Wegovy available with a private prescription?
It should be possible to get a private prescription for Wegovy. Whether you can get it on private health insurance will depend on your insurance provider.
What are the main side effects of Wegovy?
Very common Wegovy side effects that affect more than 10% of users include:
- feeling sick
- throwing up
- stomach pain
- feeling weak or tired
Common side effects that affect up to 10% of users include:
- stomach and digestion problems
- inflamed stomach
- acid reflux
- hair loss
- reactions where the injection was used
- low blood sugar for people with diabetes
Uncommon side effects that affect up to 1% of users include:
- fast heartbeat
- increased pancreatic enzymes in blood tests
For full safety information on Wegovy, please see this medication guide.
What are serious Wegovy side effects?
Stop using Wegovy and contact a doctor if you experiences any of the following:
- severe stomach pain that doesn’t go away, even if you throw up
- signs of gallbladder problems, including pain in the upper abdomen, fever, yellow skin or eyes, or clay-coloured poo
- signs of low blood sugar, if you have type 2 diabetes, including dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, shakiness, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, anxiety, hunger, headache, feeling irritable or mood swings, confusion or drowsiness, fast heartbeat, or feeling jittery
- kidney problems
- changes to your eyesight, if you have type 2 diabetes
- increased heart rate
- depression or suicidal thoughts
For full safety information on Wegovy, please see this medication guide.
Wegovy and alcohol
Alcohol doesn’t react with Wegovy, but since they both lower your blood sugar you should watch out for dizziness. Plus, alcohol has a lot of extra calories and can increase your appetite for unhealthy foods, so if you can, try to drink less during your treatment.
Who should not take Wegovy (semaglutide)?
You can only use Wegovy if you are overweight and a doctor agrees it’s safe for you.
Wegovy is a weight loss treatment for people who are overweight. This means someone who has a BMI of over 30, or over 27 if they have a weight-related health problem. A doctor can’t prescribe it to someone who doesn’t count as medically overweight, even if they want to lose weight anyway.
Wegovy isn’t right for everyone, which is a why a doctor won’t prescribe treatment if you:
- you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant
- you’re seriously allergic to any of Wegovy’s ingredients
In order to make sure Wegovy is safe for you, a doctor will ask about:
- any pancreas or heart problems
- whether you’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
Wegovy alternative treatment comparison
Saxenda vs Wegovy
Saxenda works in almost exactly the same way as Wegovy. The only real difference is the active ingredient in Saxenda is another artificial hormone, liraglutide, and is taken once a day. But, both medications still work in the same way, which is by reducing your appetite.
You could try either Wegovy or Saxenda first. If you don’t find the treatment is working for you after 6 weeks, you could think about switching. People react differently to different medications, so even though they’re similar, one could work when the other doesn’t. It’s impossible to tell which will work for you, so the only way to know for sure is by trying them out.
Don’t ever take these medications together. If you want to switch from one to the other, get a doctor involved who can help you plan the switch so you don’t end up with both medications in your system at the same time. When switching from semaglutide (Wegovy or Ozempic) to Saxenda, you need to wait 2 months from the time of your last dose before you can start Saxenda. This is to reduce your risk of side effects.
Wegovy vs Ozempic
Ozempic is another name for semaglutide (the active ingredient in Wegovy). Wegovy is prescribed for patients with or without diabetes for weight loss but Ozempic is only meant to treat people for type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient in both medications is the same, but the dosages can be different. Ozempic is available in 0.25mg, 0.5mg, or 1mg doses.
Wegovy vs Mounjaro
Mounjaro is another diabetes treatment, like Ozempic. It contains tirzepatide and is also a prescription-only injection. It is used to control blood sugar in diabetes patients and can only be prescribed for weight loss off-label.
Other medical weight loss treatment and options
Other Wegovy alternatives include:
- Saxenda, a weight loss injection similar to Wegovy but it contains liraglutide and is taken daily
- Mysimba, weight loss tablets that help reduce appetite
- Orlistat, tablets that stop your body absorbing fat
- Xenical, a branded version of Orlistat
There are also diet and exercise and other lifestyle changes which can and should be used alongside medication to promote weight loss.
Wegovy reviews by patients show that it is rated:
Conclusion: Is Wegovy right for me?
If you meet the criteria for Wegovy treatment and you are willing to commit to a diet and exercise plan, Wegovy could be a good treatment for you. You can’t be pregnant or have any pancreas or heart problems and you need to not be allergic to Wegovy’s ingredients.
If Wegovy is right for you, you could lose 15% or more of your current body weight over 64 weeks.
Frequently asked questions
Is it available now in the USA?
Yes, Wegovy is available in the UK now. It is manufactured by Novo Nordisk.
Is Wegovy the same as Ozempic?
Ozempic is another name for semaglutide, the same active ingredient that is in Wegovy. Wegovy is meant for patients with or without diabetes but Ozempic is only meant for people with type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient in both medications is the same, but the dosages can be different. Ozempic is available in 0.25mg, 0.5mg, or 1mg doses.
Is Wegovy stronger than Saxenda?
Neither treatment is ‘stronger’ than the other. Although, Wegovy tends to be more effective overall.
People using Wegovy have a:
- 86% chance of losing at least 5% weight
- 71% chance of losing at least 10% weight
- 56% chance of losing at least 15% weight
- 39% chance of losing at least 20% weight
People using Saxenda have a:
- 56% chance of losing at least 5% weight
- 26% chance of losing at least 10% weight
- 12% chance of losing at least 15% weight
- 6% chance of losing at least 20% weight
Does Wegovy burn fat?
No. Wegovy makes it easier to eat less food. When you eat less calories that you use during the day, your body burns fat to make up the difference.
Do you have to exercise when using Wegovy?
Yes. Wegovy does not cause weight loss by itself, you need to combine it with a diet and exercise plan. Exercise can be a great way to improve weight loss and Wegovy can help you feel less hungry after you exercise.
Does Wegovy cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a possible side effect of Wegovy.
Some people can get temporary hair loss from losing weight, which is known as ‘telogen effluvium’. It usually goes away after about 6 months because your body adapts to your new weight.
Does Wegovy cause mood changes?
Wegovy would only cause mood swings if you’re experiencing low blood sugar as a side effect. Low blood sugar can be a serious side effect of Wegovy, so if you’re having mood swings or any other signs of low blood sugar, contact a doctor.
What happens when you stop using Wegovy?
Shortly after you stop your Wegovy treatment, your appetite will increase back to normal levels. If you’re having any side effects, they should also go away after the Wegovy in your body is removed. Wegovy can take about up to 2 months to leave your system completely after your last dose.
Do you gain weight back after stopping Wegovy?
The fact that your appetite will come back when you stop Wegovy means you need to put in the effort to maintain your new weight. But, if you continue to stick to your diet and exercise plan, you can avoid putting the weight back on.