WHAT IS SEMAGLUTIDE?
Semaglutide is a Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) produced by the gut. It increases insulin production, a hormone that lowers the blood sugar level while inhibiting glucagon secretion, which is a hormone that raises blood sugar, reduces appetite and energy intake while delaying gastric emptying. It was first developed in 2012 by Novo Nordisk as a longer-acting option to Liraglutide. In 2017 this drug was approved as an anti-diabetic medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. In June 2021, it got approved for chronic weight management in obese individuals with a (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2) or overweight (initial BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2) with at least one weight-related comorbidity.
WHAT ARE WEGOVY INJECTIONS?
Wegovy™ is an injectable prescription medication for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
HOW WEGOVY INJECTIONS WORK
Wegovy™ is the first and only prescription weight-management medicine taken once weekly. It’s taken on the same day each week, any time of day, with or without food. Wegovy™ is available in 5 doses ranging from 0.25 mg to 2.4 mg, each of which is taken once a week. Each dose comes in a different color pen.
Wegovy weight loss injections can:
- Reduce food intake by lowering appetite.
- Slows food digestion in the stomach.
- Decrease body fat percentage.
- Weight loss.
- Decrease cardiovascular outcomes in subjects with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Lower HbA1c levels.
- Enhance the growth of β cells in the pancreas.
THE AGE REJUVENATION DIFFERENCE
At ageRejuvenation, we are dedicated to bringing all of our patients top-notch customer service, the best health and wellness programs, and FDA-approved medical aids. This includes our customized medical weight loss programs, appetite suppressants, hormone pellet therapy, and vitamin injections. Lose weight and feel like yourself again with ageRejuvenation Wegovy weight loss injections. Contact a clinic near you to learn more.
Wegovy Injections FAQ
Wegovy™ (semaglutide) injection 2.4 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off.
- Wegovy™ should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
- Wegovy™ contains semaglutide and should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products or other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
- It is not known if Wegovy™ is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products.
- It is not known if Wegovy™ can be used safely in people with a history of pancreatitis.
- It is not known if Wegovy™ is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.
Wegovy™ works by mimicking a hormone that targets areas of the brain involved in regulating appetite and food intake. This can help you eat less, which can lead to weight loss.
In a 68-week medical study of 1,961 adults living with obesity or excess weight with a related medical problem, adults lost ~35 lbs (or ~15% body weight). People taking placebo lost an average of 6 lbs (or ~2.5% body weight). The average starting weight for both groups was ~232 lbs.*
The most common side effects of Wegovy™ may include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn.
It is possible to travel with your Wegovy™ pen:
- When traveling by air, keep your Wegovy™ pen with you or in your carry-on, as it may freeze in the baggage compartment. Be sure to check with the airline to see if they have any specific baggage rules.
- If needed, Wegovy™ may be stored between 46°F and 86°F in the original carton for up to 28 days.
Do I have to take Wegovy on the same day every week?
Take Wegovy™ 1 time each week, on the same day each week, at any time of the day. You may change the day of the week you take Wegovy™ as long as your last dose was given 2 or more days before.
If you miss a dose of Wegovy™ and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away (48 hours), take the missed dose as soon as possible.
If you miss a dose of Wegovy™ and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away (48 hours), do not administer the dose. Take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.
If you miss doses of Wegovy™ for more than 2 weeks, take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day or call your health care provider to talk about how t
It’s important to properly dispose of your used Wegovy™ pens. Do not throw the pen away in your household trash. Instead, use an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container or a sturdy household container with a tight-fitting lid, like a heavy-duty plastic container. Other requirements include puncture resistant, upright and stable during use, leak resistant and properly labeled.
THE WEIGHT LOSS & WELLNESS EXPERTS
You’re in Good Hands at ageRejuvenation
In order to provide comprehensive solutions for our patients, our practitioners dig deeper into the body composition, hormone levels, and lifestyle of each individual in order to create a weight loss plan that will actually work for them. That is why we offer appetite suppressants, medical weight loss, and vitamins for weight loss. Our proven method has changed the lives of thousands of patients who have lost the weight and kept it off. Learn more today.
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