What Is Wegovy™ Weight Loss Treatment?
Wegovy (semaglutide) is a once-weekly injectable prescription medication that can assist patients with long-term weight management.
This treatment works to facilitate weight loss in several ways, including:
- Slowing stomach emptying
- Reducing appetite
- Increasing insulin release
Wegovy is most effective as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that may include exercise, behavioral changes, calorie restriction, and diet changes as determined by a physician. Unlike many other weight loss medications, this medication can be used for long-term weight loss management.
- Comprehensive lab testing
- Telemedicine visit with your medical provider
- Issuance of a 6-month GLP-1a prescription (Wegovy or Ozempic)
Does not include:
- Cost of labs (covered by most PPO insurances)
- Cost of medicine (covered by most PPO insurances)
Side Effects of Wegovy™
Like other medications, Wegovy can cause side effects. Most side effects are minor and go away as your body adjusts to the medication. Gastrointestinal side effects can be minimized with a gradual dose increase over time.
Side effects of Wegovy may include:
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
- Gas and/or bloating
In addition to these, Wegovy may cause serious side effects, such as inflammation of the pancreas, gallbladder problems, serious allergic reactions, kidney problems, increased heart rate, or increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you.