What is Wegovy?
Wegovy is a prescription-only, once weekly weight loss injection which contains Semaglutide. It is taken once a week, and has clinically proven to be an effective weight loss medication. Wegovy can be used by adults who have a body mass index (BMI) over 30 (or a BMI over 27 with at least one weight-related comorbidity (such as high cholesterol, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnoea etc).
Where Can I Buy Wegovy Online?
You can buy Wegovy (semaglutide) online from London Slimming Clinic with next day UK delivery. Our prices include free consultation and prescription by our UK licensed healthcare professionals. If your consultation is approved, a prescription will be generated and delivered to you by tracked delivery. Click here to find us on Google Maps.
How Is Wegovy Taken?
Wegovy come in 5 different doses, the beginning dose is 0.25 mg once a week for the first 4 weeks. This will give your body a chance to get used to the medicine. At Week 5, you will increase the dose to 0.5 mg once a week, followed by 1.0mg. Then if needed, increase the dose to 1.7mg and then 2.4mg. Once you have reached 2.4mg you remain on that for the duration of your treatment.
The dosing schedule will therefore be as following:
- Weeks 1-4: 0.25mg weekly
- Weeks 5-8: 0.5mg weekly
- Weeks 9-12: 1mg weekly
- Weeks 13-16 (or later): 1.7mg weekly
- Weeks 17 onwards (or later): 2.4mg weekly
Click here to download and read the patient information leaflet (PIL) for wegovy.
Like any new medication you take, your body will have to adjust to it and it is likely to cause some side effects. It’s thought that more than one in 10 people might experience headaches, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, tummy ache or nausea. These do tend to go away over time once your body has adjusted to it.
A full list of side effects and more information can be found on the patient information leaflet. Do ensure that you have read all the information and are fully aware of the potential side effects by clicking here (patient information leaflet)
Who Can Use Wegovy?
The weekly weight loss jab is suitable for those who are above the age of 18 and with a BMI above 30 (or 27 with a weight related co-morbidity). After you complete your online consultation you will be assessed by the prescriber who will take into account factors such as you BMI, your medical history, current medication etc.
Semaglutide will not be suitable and will not be prescribed if you fall into one of the categories below:
- Under 18 or above 75 years of age
- If you are breastfeeding, pregnant or actively trying to get pregnant.
- Anyone who has liver or kidney problems, heart failure or pancreatitis.
- Type 1 diabetics or patients taking diabetic medication which cause hypoglycemia, such as insulin or sulphonylureas.
- Have or ever had eating disorders
- Take other weight loss drugs or medication that work in the same way as Wegovy, e.g. GLP-1’s such as Victoza, Ozempic, Saxenda, Trulicity.