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Wegovy
WEIGHT LOSS INJECTIONS

Wegovy Weight Loss Injections

Mark Phillips UK Fitness Services combines workout programmes and calorie controlled diets as part of our many plans available however sometimes clients need extra assistance alongside their programmes to succeed.

The Independent Pharmacy

We have partnered up with one of the largest UK Pharmacy’s, The Independent Pharmacy to provide the latest weight loss injections that can accelerate weight loss and progress and assist in helping with appetite and not craving for food on a regular basis.

To gain access to the injections below you will need to select the Online Doctor option when ready to start a consultation with a GP.

They will carefully go through your questionnaire to see if you are suitable for the medication and your GP will be informed to let them know you are using the medication. Once the order is complete and purchased you will receive your medication in a short period of time and we will be contact to discuss the next stage.

Remember using the medication on your own will not produce results that are desired , you will still need to do the calorie controlled plan and exercise programme alongside and we can then help develop this for you so you achieve maximum results for your weight loss journey.

We provide 3 options that are available for purchase from our partners above that all help provide weight loss.

Wegovy - (semaglutide)

Wegovy

0.25-2.4mg

Month 1 – (0.25mg) – £169.00

Month 2 – (0.5mg) – £169.00

Month 3 – (1.0mg) – £169.00

Month 4 – (1.7mg) – £224.00

Month 5 -(2.4mg) – £269.00

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is a medicine intended to encourage weight loss, self-administered as an injection; it comes in pre-filled injection pens. It’s designed to assist individuals on their weight loss journey. It contains the active ingredient semaglutide, which mimics the body’s own hormone GLP-1 (“glucagon-like peptide 1”), and it regulates appetite and promotes feelings of fullness.

Wegovy is convenient as it only needs to be administered once a week, and is an option for adults with a body mass index (BMI) over 30, or those with a BMI over 27 who have other weight-related health conditions, as an addition to a reduced calorie diet and an increase in levels of physical activity.

Who can use it?

Wegovy is suitable for individuals who meet specific criteria and are seeking effective help with weight loss.

Adults with obesity (BMI over 30)

Adults who are overweight (BMI higher than 27) and have weight-related health conditions such as high blood pressure

Who can’t use it?

Wegovy isn’t suitable for:

  • People with a history of allergic reactions to semaglutide or any of the other ingredients in Wegovy
  • Those experiencing diabetic retinopathy
  • Individuals with kidney problems
  • Those at risk of pancreatitis
  • People with diabetes should talk to their NHS GP about weight loss medicines, because Wegovy could interact with other medicines prescribed for this condition.
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How It Works

How It Works

Wegovy’s active ingredient, semaglutide, mimics the body’s own hormone GLP-1, responsible for regulating appetite. By interacting with brain receptors, Wegovy helps control appetite, leading to reduced food cravings. When combined with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity, Wegovy supports effective weight loss.

Is Wegovy effective?

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Clinical trials have demonstrated Wegovy’s efficacy. Over 68 weeks, studies have shown Wegovy treatment contributed to a statistically significant reduction in body weight compared to a placebo (inactive medicine). Results also highlighted that 83.5% of Wegovy-treated patients achieved a 5% or more reduction in their body weight.

If, after 12 weeks of treatment at the maximum tolerated dose, Wegovy has not resulted in a reduction of your initial body mass index (BMI) by at least 5%, it may not be suitable for you. In such cases, the doctor will assess whether discontinuing its use would be the most appropriate course of action.

Frequently asked questions

What are the potential side effects of Wegovy?

Like any medicine, Wegovy may have side effects, although they are usually mild and not everyone who takes Wegovy will experience them. Nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting, and fatigue are among the potential side effects. Increasing the dosage gradually helps to mitigate these effects. If side effects persist, consult a healthcare professional. An uncommon side effect that may be experienced is pancreatitis. If you notice any symptoms of pancreatitis, such as severe stomach pain, stop using Wegovy and see a doctor straight away.

How to Use Wegovy

The Wegovy dosing schedule involves starting on a low dose, and gradually increasing this over a period of 16 weeks. The starting dose is a 0.25mg once weekly injection, increasing in steps up to the maintenance dose which is 2.4 mg once weekly. This gradual approach minimises the risk of side effects; if stomach-related side effects are experienced, you can delay moving up to a higher strength – or move down to a lower strength – until the side effects pass. Wegovy can be used at any time of day, and with or without meals.

Is Wegovy the same as Ozemmpic

Wegovy and Ozempic share the same active ingredient, semaglutide, but are licensed for different medical conditions. Ozempic is used in the management of diabetes, whereas Wegovy is used for weight loss.

Is Wegovy available without a prescription?

No. Wegovy is a prescription-only medicine for weight loss, for those with a BMI over 30 (or over 27 if there are other weight-related health conditions) who have tried diet and exercise and need further support. It is necessary to consult a healthcare professional for a consultation and a prescription before Wegovy can be dispensed.

Where should I inject Wegovy?

The best spots for your injection are where there’s a bit more fat, like your belly (except within 5cm of your belly button), the front of your thighs, or your upper arms. Remember to change your injection sites regularly. You can use the same area (like the upper thigh), just pick a different spot each time. This helps keep things comfortable and effective.

Does Wegovy need to be kept in the fridge?

Yes, Wegovy needs to be stored in a fridge (with a temperature between 2°C and 8°C) before first use. Once you start using the pen, you can keep it for 6 weeks either at room temperature (below 30°C) or in a fridge (with a temperature between 2°C and 8°C). Do not freeze Wegovy.

Is it possible to transition from Saxenda to Wegovy?

You can switch from Saxenda to Wegovy with guidance from a medical professional. The approach to transitioning medications will be tailored based on your duration of Saxenda use and the outcomes you’ve encountered, including any side effects.