How Does Semaglutide (Wegovy) Work?

Semaglutide, known as Wegovy, is a hormone that activates GLP-1 receptors in the brain, signaling a feeling of fullness and reducing appetite. As a result, your appetite is reduced, and it becomes much easier to limit your calorie intake.

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How Much Weight Can You Lose With Semaglutide (Wegovy)?

In clinical studies, patients taking Wegovy for 68 weeks lost an average of 35 lbs (15% of their body weight). If you take Semaglutide (Wegovy) for one year, you can likely expect to lose at least 5% of your body weight.

How Soon Can I Expect to Lose Weight?

When you begin taking Semaglutide in NYC, Long Island, & New Jersey, the first four to twelve weeks are called the induction phase. You'll gradually increase your dose to adjust your body to the medication during this time. Once this induction period is over, the maintenance phase begins, and that's when you can typically expect to start losing weight.

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How Often Is Semaglutide (Wegovy) Taken?

Semaglutide (Wegovy) should be taken once each week, on the same day every week. It doesn’t matter what time of the day the medication is taken.

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Is Semaglutide (Wegovy) Safe?

Yes. Semaglutide is an FDA-approved weight-loss medication, and its safety has been studied in several clinical trials. As long as you use the semaglutide in New York City, Long Island & New Jersey correctly, it's entirely safe to take.

Risks and Side Effects of Semaglutide (Wegovy)

In some patients, Semaglutide (Wegovy) can cause certain side effects. The most common side effects of the medication include:

  • Low blood sugar (in patients with type 2 diabetes)
  • Upset stomach/heartburn
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea/constipation
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness

Semaglutide (Wegovy) can also cause more serious side effects. You should contact your doctor immediately if you encounter any of the following symptoms:

  • Vision changes
  • Unusual mood shifts
  • Pounding heartbeat/chest fluttering
  • Light-headedness
  • Swelling or a lump in your neck
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe pain in upper stomach
  • Fever
  • Jaundice