Wegovy is an FDA-approved, injectable prescription drug used for managing adult weight loss. Manufactured as Semaglutide by Novo-Nordisk, it was first used to help individuals with diabetes lose weight. After seeing its powerful effects, the company marketed it as a prescription medication under the name Wegovy. Patients using Wegovy should combine its use with increased physical activity and a reduced calorie meal plan.
How Does Wegovy Work?
Wegovy imitates a human hormone produced naturally by the gut, pancreas and nervous system. It targets areas of the brain that manage appetite, creates a feeling of fullness and enhances insulin production. Wegovy comes as a liquid solution in a single-dose pen, and people self-administer it as an injection under the skin.
Who Uses Wegovy?
Wegovy is often used by patients who struggle to control their food intake, and it may be an option for adults who are living with obesity (BMI ≥30) or excess weight (BMI ≥27). Wegovy may be right for adults who have weight-related medical problems like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
How Much Does Wegovy Cost?
Prescription drug costs vary, depending on individual insurance plans. At this time, Wegovy is not available as a less expensive generic drug. For more information about the cost of using Wegovy, set up a consultation with a staff member at BB Aesthetic.
Are There Any Side Effects?
During medical trials, some patients experienced nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Other side effects may include: headache, fatigue, dizziness, heartburn, gas, constipation, abdominal pain, gallstones, pancreatitis and kidney damage related to dehydration. Patients who have had a severe allergic reaction to Semaglutide, experienced Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome Type 2 or have a family history of thyroid cancer should not use Wegovy.
Getting Started With Wegovy
Available only with a prescription, this FDA-approved drug has helped individuals who suffer from blood sugar issues, excessive weight gain and chronic weight-related illnesses. Although it may come with side effects, Wegovy has provided lasting results for many individuals. Schedule a consultation at BB Aesthetic to see if Wegovy is right for you.