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Wegovy for Weight Loss How Does it Work?

Updated: Nov 27, 2022

Wegovy is a prescription weight loss drug that reduces appetite, delays stomach emptying which helps slow down digestion and keep food in the stomach longer. This can help you feel full more quickly.

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is approved by the FDA for use in adults who are obese (BMI ≥30) or overweight (BMI ≥27) and have at least one other weight related medical condition, such as high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia or type 2 diabetes.

How to use Wegovy?

Wegovy comes in a single use pen, with a preset dose.

Wegovy is injected subcutaneously once a week.

It’s taken on the same day each week, any time of day, with or without food.

Does Wegovy Work?

Wegovy is a prescription drug approved by the FDA. It is used for weight loss along with diet and exercise. It can help you lose weight and keep it off.

It can only be taken if you are 18 years or older.

Wegovy for weight loss side effects

Common side effects with Wegovy may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, belching, gas, and heartburn. If these symptoms persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Serious side effects may include: pancreatitis, gallstones, low blood sugar, kidney problems, allergic reaction, increased heart rate, depression or thoughts of suicide. Call your healthcare provider immediately or seek immediate care if any of these symptoms occur.

Wegovy for weight loss cost

Wegovy may be covered by your insurance plan. If you have any questions about the pricing of this product or its eligibility for coverage through your healthcare provider, don't hesitate to contact us by booking an appointment here.

How effective is wegovy for weight loss?

In a 68-week medical study involving 1,961 adults with obesity or who were overweight with more than one weight related medical condition, adults lost on average 35 pounds or 15% of their body weight while taking Wegovy.

What is the criteria for Wegovy?

Wegovy is used in adults who are obese (with a BMI* of 30 or higher) and have at least one health condition related to weight. It can also be used by people with a BMI of 27 or higher— considered overweight —who do not yet have any related conditions but may benefit from losing even more weight than they currently do.

Other Weight Loss Drugs

Several weight loss drugs are available, but you should be cautious when choosing one. Not all weight loss drugs have been tested for long-term effects, and some have side effects that can be dangerous. Some of the more popular weight loss drugs include:

  • Phentermine

  • Alli or Xenical (approved for losing weight; not approved for long-term use)

If you're considering taking any weight loss medications, make sure your doctor knows about any other medication or supplements you take so they can help determine if it's safe to combine them.

Wegovy is a prescription drug approved by the FDA. It is used for weight loss along with diet and exercise.

Wegovy is a prescription injection approved by the FDA for chronic weight management. It is used for weight loss along with diet and exercise. It can cause side effects such as nausea and diarrhea, which are usually mild and transient. If you experience any side effects while taking Wegovy you should contact your doctor immediately.


Wegovy is FDA approved for chronic weight management. It is important to follow a reduced calorie meal plan and increase your physical activity while taking this medication. If you can do this then this could be your next step toward weight loss success.

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