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Wegovy instore Consultation (Free)

Wegovy instore Consultation (Free)

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Wegovy is indicated for weight management in patients, in conjunction with a reduced- calorie diet and increased physical activity.

If you are over 18 years and under 74 years of age who is:

  • Obese, i.e. a body mass index (BMI) greater or equal to 30kg/m², or
  • Overweight (BMI ≥ 27kg/m²) with at least one weight- related comorbidity, including but not limited to: Hypertension, Dyslipidaemia, type 2 diabetes

Following a successful consultation, a supply can be made. Our experienced pharmacist will train you on how to use wegovy, explain the benefits of losing weight and work with you to set goals!

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What is Wegovy and what is it used for?

Wegovy is a prescription medication that can be supplied at Star pharmacy, under a patient group direction by our very own pharmacist. It is used for chronic weight management in adults who are obese or who are overweight and have at least one weight-related condition for example type 2 diabetes.

It’s an injectable medication that mimics a hormone called glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) to help regulate appetite and food intake.

As with any medication, it is vital to use Wegovy under the guidance of a healthcare professional, as it may come with potential side effects. Lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise are recommended alongside its use for maximum results. If you are eligible and think you would benefit from Wegovy, then please book an appointment to speak to one of our trained staff.

How does Wegovy work?

Wegovy is a synthetic version of GLP-1 and when injected, helps to activate the same receptors in the body that natural GLP-1 would. This can then lead to a reduced calorie intake, a feeling of fullness, and ultimately weight loss.

Wegovy works by:

  • Appetite regulation: GLP-1 helps to regulate appetite by acting on specific areas in the brain that help control hunger and fullness thus making you feel less hungry and more satisfied after eating.
  • Slowing gastric emptying: It slows down the emptying of the stomach, which helps in reducing the rate at which food moves from the stomach to the small intestine.
  • Increase in insulin production: GLP-1 also stimulates the production of insulin from the pancreas in response to food intake, thus regulating blood sugar levels.

How to take Wegovy?

Wegovy is to be administered once weekly on the same day each week if possible, at any time of the day, with or without meals.

Wegovy is for subcutaneous use only and should not be administered intravenously or intramuscularly. It can be injected in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm.

The starting dose is 0.25 mg Wegovy once weekly.

After 4 weeks the dose should be increased to 0.5 mg once weekly.

After at least 4 weeks with a dose of 0.5 mg once weekly, the dose can be increased to 1.0mg once weekly.

After at least 4 weeks with a dose of 1.0 mg once weekly, the dose can be increased to 1.7 mg once weekly.

After at least 4 weeks with a dose of 1.7 mg once weekly, the dose can be increased to 2.4 mg once weekly.

Wegovy 0.25 mg is not a maintenance dose.

Weekly doses higher than 2.4 mg are not recommended.

If you think you are eligible, please book an appointment to speak to one of our trained staff

 

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