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What is Wegovy?
Wegovy, also known as semaglutide, is a weekly injection approved by the FDA in 2021 for weight loss. It belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 agonists which were originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes.
Wegovy works by sending a message to your brain that says, “I am full. Stop eating.” On Wegovy, you’ll feel fuller faster, so you’ll eat less, resulting in weight loss. Results have been very promising. Until now, this medicine has been difficult to obtain and very expensive. We are excited to announce that we now have it available for convenient access at a reasonable price. Patients who receive the weekly injection only pay between $40-50 each visit. If you are ready to lose weight and want to try the latest in weight loss medicine fully approved by the FDA then stop by or make an appointment online. Since this is still so new, we are waiving the initial consult costs for interested patients, so don’t wait!
How does it work?
Wegovy slows down gatrointestinal motility, causing patients to feel full, and acts on the appetite centers in the brain to decrease hunger. In other words, people who use this type of medication are able to feel full with smaller portions and they are less hungry, which induces weight loss.
Once we determine you are eligible, we will conduct a basic lab panel that includes a blood sugar test and thyroid screen. If your blood sugar level (A1C) comes back too high, we will refer you to an endocrinologist for further evaluation. Labs will be repeated every three months while you are taking the medication, and we will monitor your weight throughout.
Wegovy must be administered on the same day each week, at anytime during the day, with or without meals. It is a small injection under the skin of the abdomen. The doses increase each month over a six month period. It is strongly recommended that you do not skip the weekly injection. If you do, come back as soon as possible. This medicine does not work unless you are consistent with it. Please let us know if you will be traveling so we can make arangements with you to continue treatrment. We need to see at minimum, a 5% decrease in total body weight over a three month period for you to continue taking the drug.
Diet, exercise, and lifestyle change will greatly complement the effectiveness of this weight loss drug; however, they are not neccessary for this medication to work. Over 85% of participants in the Wegovy study experienced clinically significant weight loss. That’s where people really start to see improvements in people’s health, well being, and body image.