You may have attempted to lose weight and keep it off many times over, and the ups and downs can be difficult, but now you may be able to lose weight and keep it off with Wegovy.
Wegovy is made by the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and contains the active ingredient semaglutide. Wegovy was cleared for weight loss management by the FDA in 2021, and is a prescription drug used with exercise and a low-calorie diet for long-term weight loss. It is used by adults who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, obesity, or a BMI of 27 or higher, and a health condition that’s related to weight.
Wegovy’s main ingredients is semaglutide and is included in a group of drugs called glucagon-like peptides-1 receptor agonists. Wegovy works with long-term weight loss by regulating your body’s appetite and the number of calories you consume.
The side effects of Wegovy depend on your age, health conditions, and other medication you take. Most side effects are mild and may include burping, diarrhea, dizziness, gas, headaches, fatigue, stomach flu, constipation, or vomiting. These side effects may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks, but if you cannot control these side effects, talk to your provider.
Wegovy’s recommended dosage for weight loss and management is 0.25 mg once a week. Your dosage may slowly increase as you lose weight. In studies, most people lost at least 10% of their body weight during the first period. This period depends on your health, your dosage, and our provider’s suggestions.
The injectable product Sculptra is also used to create a youthful appearance, sculpt most body areas, and/or correct imperfections. Sculptra stimulates collagen production by reducing microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) injected into the skin. When compared to HA fillers, Sculptra does not produce immediate results because it takes a while for the patient’s own collagen production to take place in the targeted areas once stimulated by the product.
The areas commonly treated with Sculptra include:
Weight loss from Wegovy can vary from person to person.
Stay with the regular dosage the next day. Do not try to make up the dosages you have missed. Doing so could cause serious complications.
You can take the injection with or without food.
You use a pre-filled single-dose pen and inject it under your skin.
Wegovy usually stay in the body for about five to 7 weeks after the last dose.