Wegovy is a new weight-loss treatment from Novo Nordisk, the manufacturers of Saxenda. While Wegovy is similar to Saxenda in many ways, it does have a few tricks of its own.

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What is Wegovy?

To discuss how Wegovy works, we need to start with how you eat. When you eat food, your body produces multiple hormones to aid with digestion. When you have eaten enough, your body releases a hormone called Glucagon-like Peptide-1 (GLP-1). This hormone is responsible for satiety (feeling full), and is produced in response to the walls of the stomach being stretched by consumed food.

Wegovy is a GLP-1 receptor agonist; it binds to the receptors for GLP-1, meaning it produces the same effect without the need for production in the body. This means that, when you use Wegovy, you can trick your body into thinking you are full after eating a much smaller amount than usual. This means that a lower-calorie diet will be easier to maintain, and when combined with increased exercise, you should start to lose weight.

How are Wegovy and Saxenda different?

Both Wegovy and Saxenda are GLP-1 agonists; they operate in much the same way on a chemical level. However, there are some differences. Where Saxenda needs to be taken daily to have an effect, Wegovy is able to stay in the body longer, meaning it only needs to be taken once per week. Despite this, the dosage is only increased by a small amount, meaning Wegovy is a very effective weight loss tool.

Studies have also suggested that Wegovy might be more effective at promoting weight loss than Saxenda – with over 80% of people managing to lose at least 5% of their body weight using Wegovy (in combination with diet and exercise), while Saxenda shows around 63% of people achieving that same 5% weight loss under similar circumstances. This will vary from person to person, but the numbers suggest that Wegovy might have the edge in terms of effectiveness and applicability..

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Does Wegovy Work For Everyone?

Wegovy works best when used in combination with a reduced calorie diet and an increased exercise regime. If these steps are not possible for you, you may not see Wegovy operating at its full strength. For most people, Wegovy will provide efficient weight loss. As we mentioned above, it seems that more people lost weight using Wegovy than with Saxenda, which would point to it being more applicable to a wider portion of the population.

Does Wegovy have any side effects?

Like all medications, some patients will experience side effects when using Wegovy. The most common side effects include;

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue

While these are common side effects, they tend to pass with time.

Where can I get Wegovy?

Wegovy is not yet available in the UK. It is expected to become available in the first half of 2023, and to later become available on the NHS (much like Saxenda). You can sign up for our e-mail newsletter to find out when Wegovy is released in the UK. You can still order Saxenda from our online pharmacy – simply take an assessment to see if you qualify for treatment, and we can arrange delivery straight to your door.

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