Wegovy® (Semaglutide): FDA-Approved Medication for Effective Weight Loss
Medi-Weightloss® Providers often prescribe Wegovy® as part of a comprehensive and personalized weight loss program.
Wegovy® (semaglutide) belongs to the class of medications known as GLP-1 receptor agonists.
GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that plays a role in glucose metabolism and appetite regulation. GLP-1 receptor agonists, like Wegovy®, mimic the effects of GLP-1 in the body.
Wegovy® is specifically indicated for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight conditions, and it is administered by subcutaneous injection. By activating GLP-1 receptors, Wegovy® helps reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness, ultimately contributing to weight loss.
As with any medication, it's important to use Wegovy® under the supervision and guidance of a healthcare professional who can assess its appropriateness for an individual's specific health needs and provide necessary monitoring.
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What is Wegovy®?
Wegovy is a popular weight-loss medication made by Novo Nordisk. Wegovy (semaglutide) is a weekly injection approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2021 for long-term weight management.
We are an established network of weight loss providers with a track record of nearly 20 years. Each patient receives individualized care and education. Our program is medically supervised, clinically proven, and we have helped hundreds of thousands of patients achieve wellness through weight loss.
How does Wegovy® work?
Wegovy® works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food consumption. Your body’s natural GLP-1 hormones and Wegovy® work to control insulin, lower blood sugar, and slow down stomach emptying. This can help you feel fuller faster, leading to reduced appetite, improved portion control, and fewer cravings.
What medications does Medi-Weightloss® prescribe?
Medi-Weightloss® is a medical practice that specializes in the treatment of Obesity as well as the prevention of Obesity related diseases. Our providers prescribe all medications FDA-approved for weight loss, including Wegovy®.
How much weight can I lose on Wegovy®?
Patients taking Wegovy lost an average of 35 lbs (15.9 kg), or about 15% of their body weight compared to 6 lbs (2.7 kg), or roughly 2.5% body weight in the placebo group. Overall, after 68 weeks, 83% of adults taking Wegovy lost 5% or more of their weight compared to 31% of adults taking a placebo.
FDA Approves New Drug Treatment for Chronic Weight Management, First Since 2014. US Food and Drug Administration. Accessed Jan. 4, 2024, at https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-new-drug-treatment-chronic-weight-management-first-2014
On average, Medi-Weightloss® patients lose 29 pounds in 13 weeks. At 39 weeks, average weight loss is 21%. Medical supervision is required. Reference: Journal of Public Health
What is the recommended frequency for receiving the Wegovy® injections?
Wegovy® is administered once a week as an injection. The dose is increased gradually over 16 - 20 weeks to monitor and reduce potential side effects.
Do you take insurance or HSA/FSA accounts?
Insurance coverage varies by location and by plan. Not all locations accept insurance. Request your Free Assessment to find out what your plan covers.
How much does Wegovy® cost?
The cost of your medication will vary. We will assist you in obtaining coverage and will work with you and your budget to select an affordable weight loss medication that’s right for you. At weekly visits, your provider may change prescriptions or dosages based on your progress.
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