Lose Weight With Wegovy

Wegovy (Semaglutide) is used alongside physical activity and nutritional guidance for chronic weight management.Wegovy (Semaglutide) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) medication for chronic weight management in adults with or without type 2 diabetes.

Wegovy is effective in managing individuals with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol), for use in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

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What is Wegovy ?

Wegovy is a GLP-1 drug prescribed to individuals who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related medical problem, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, for the control of chronic weight.

Wegovy functions by imitating the actions of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a substance that helps control hunger and blood sugar levels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Wegovy, and it can only be obtained with a prescription.

Wegovy is a powerful selective GLP-1 receptor agonist and has been demonstrated to lessen appetite and heighten the feeling of fullness in subjects with high BMI.

Wegovy medication

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The active ingredient in Wegovy is semaglutide. Semaglutide is a synthetic peptide that mimics GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone in the body. Semaglutide works by slowing stomach emptying, making you feel full after eating. It also decreases the pace at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, which aids in blood sugar regulation.

How does Wegovy aid weight loss?

Wegovy helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite and how much food you eat by acting like GLP-1.

The body naturally produces GLP-1, which interacts with your brain to control your hunger and calorie intake. After meals, GLP-1s trigger the pancreas to generate insulin to lower blood sugar levels. They also interact with brain receptors to reduce appetite. As a result of the chemicals released by these receptors, you feel less hungry. GLP-1s are organic substances, but they don't linger for very long in the human body. Because of this, taking GLP-1s—even though your body already makes them—can aid in weight loss.

Is Wegovy effective for weight loss?

Clinical trials have demonstrated that Wegovy (semaglutide) can help adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related health problem lose weight. In a clinical experiment with more than 1,900 participants, after 68 weeks of treatment, those who took semaglutide lost an average of 15% of their body weight, as opposed to an average of 2.4% in the placebo group.

After 30 weeks of treatment, those who got semaglutide dropped an average of 6.5% of their body weight, compared to an average of 1.9% in the placebo group, in another clinical trial with nearly 2,000 participants who had type 2 diabetes and obesity.

When paired with a low-calorie diet and increased physical activity, Wegovy is one of the fastest, most effective ways to help you lose weight rapidly and safely as compared to individuals who took a placebo.

How much does Wegovy Cost?

Wegovy may be an expensive medication, with an out-of-pocket cost above 700,000 Naira. Qilo works with insurance plan providers to get coverage for your doctor-prescribed medication.

How is Wegovy administered?

Wegovy is taken via a once-a-week injection. Everything comes pre-packaged in a simp-to-use, virtually painless tool.

If you are prescribed Wegovy, we guide you on how to administer the medication.

Understanding your Wegovy dosage

Wegovy comes in 5 different dose strengths. You start Wegovy at a dose of 0.25 mg once a week and increase the dose every 4 weeks until you reach the full dose of 2.4 mg. It's important to follow the dosing schedule as recommended by your doctor.


Side Effects of Wegovy

Almost 95% of people who take GLP-1 drugs do not have negative effects, making side effects relatively rare. In individuals who experience side effects, nausea is frequently the most prevalent and usually goes away within the first month of taking the medicine.

Wegovy may also cause other adverse effects like flatulence, gastroenteritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, headaches, fatigue, dyspepsia, dizziness, abdominal distention, eructation, hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetic patients, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.

Alternative medication

Wegovy is one of multiple weight loss drugs which fit into the GLP-1 category. Other GLP-1 medications include: