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Wegovy is a prescription weight loss injection used to aid with weight loss as part of a multi-tiered obesity treatment plan. It is prescribed for people who have added health concerns connected to their weight, and the active ingredient in the medication – Semaglutide – works by regulating appetite hormones so that the body signals the brain and relates satiation and the user has less compulsion to eat more. It will be prescribed for people with the understanding that they must also adhere to diet and exercise changes in order for best weight loss results, and the Wegovy injection is self-administered once a week.
You can buy Wegovy with a prescription, and your lowest Wegovy cost will be when you order medication online from Canada and Canpharm.
|License||EU EMA, US FDA|
|Elimination half-life||7 days|
|Dosage (Strength)||0.5mg pen of 0.5mg/0.5ml, 0.25mg pens of 0.25mg/0.5ml, 1mg pens of 1mg/0.5ml, 1.7mg pens of 1.7mg/0.75ml, 2.4mg pens of 2.4mg/0.75ml|
|Protein binding||More than 99%|
|Routes of administration||Subcutaneous|
Injection may be administered into the thighs (upper leg), abdomen (excluding a 2” radius around the navel), or back of upper arms.
Pull cap off Wegovy pen.
Push tip of pen against skin and apply firm pressure until the yellow bar stops moving.
First audible click sound will indicate the injection has started.
Second audible click sound will indicate the Semaglutide injection is underway.
When yellow bar is full and not moving the injection is complete.
The active ingredient in Wegovy is Semaglutide.
Let your doctor know of any history of gallstones, pancreas or kidney problems, type 2 diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, or serious mental health issues before starting on Wegovy.
Also make your doctor aware if you have had medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Choose a new injection site each week to avoid the risk of developing lipodystrophy at any one injection site.
Wegovy pen is for one-time use only, do not attempt to reuse any pen that still contains any amount of medication.
Store medication in refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).
Medication can be stored from 46°F to 86°F (8°C to 30°C) in the original carton for up to 28 days if pen cap has not been removed.
Keep medication out of sunlight or high temperatures.
Negative drug interactions may occur between Wegovy and other Rx or OTC medications, including amlodipine, atorvastatin, bupropion, cyclobenzaprine, duloxetine, gabapentin, ibuprofen, levothyroxine, lisinopril, magnesium citrate, melatonin, metformin, montelukast, omeprazole, prednisone, topiramate, trazodone, cyanocobalamin, ascorbic acid, cholecalciferol.
Let your doctor know of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Wegovy online.
Wegovy side effects may occur, and some users may have nausea, stomach pain, dizziness, stomach flu, diarrhea, headache, bloating, heartburn, vomiting, fatigue, belching, runny nose or sore throat, constipation, stomach upset, or flatulence. If Wegovy side effects are experienced you may want to stop use and meet with your doctor again to discuss weight loss injection alternatives.
How does Wegovy work?
Wegovy helps with weight loss by reducing appetite and cravings, slowing digestion, regulating blood sugar, and making you feel fuller. It also improves insulin sensitivity. It is used with dietary changes, exercise, and behavior modifications for weight management.
How long do you take Wegovy for weight loss?
The duration of Wegovy treatment for weight loss varies, but it is typically taken for 68 weeks as part of a comprehensive weight management program. Your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate duration based on your individual needs and progress, regularly monitor you, and adjust your plan during the treatment.
How to inject Wegovy?
Wegovy can be injected into the thighs, abdomen, or back of the upper arms. Here are the steps for administering the injection:
Is Wegovy the same as Ozempic?
Wegovy and Ozempic contain the active ingredient semaglutide but are used for different purposes. Ozempic is prescribed for type 2 diabetes, while Wegovy is used for chronic weight management. They have different dosing regimens and indications. You can consult a healthcare provider to determine which medication suits your needs.
How long does nausea last with Wegovy?
An individual could experience nausea for the first few weeks after starting on Wegovy. Nausea is a common side effect of this medication, especially during the initial stages of treatment. But it is important to note that the severity of nausea can vary from person to person. If your nausea does not improve over time, contact your healthcare provider, who could adjust your dosage or provide you with alternate medication to manage it.
What happens when you stop taking Wegovy?
When you stop taking Wegovy, you may regain your normal hunger and appetite. It is critical to be aware of your eating habits and make necessary changes to preserve healthy eating patterns. If you were using Wegovy to regulate your blood sugar levels, discontinuing the medicine may cause a shift in glucose levels. If you discontinue Wegovy because of experiencing the side effects, it should only take a few days after your last dose for these effects to subside. Talk to your healthcare provider to ensure a safe transition and appropriate management of any underlying conditions.
How long does Wegovy stay in the system?
The half-life of Wegovy is approximately one week, which means it takes about seven days for half of the drug to be eliminated from your system. After discontinuing Wegovy, the medicine may take 5 to 7 weeks to completely clear from your body. The exact time can vary depending on various factors, including metabolism, kidney function, and other factors.
How much weight can you lose with Wegovy?
In the first month of using Wegovy, people lost an average of one-eighth of their body weight. Wegovy has been shown in clinical trials to reduce body weight by roughly 15% in adults with BMIs of 27 or above over 68 weeks.