Buy Wegovy Injections online in the UK
How to order Wegovy Injections in the UK
- Complete our medical consultation. This allows our doctors to check that Wegovy is safe and appropriate for you.
- Select your preferred strength and quantity to add to your basket before completing checkout.
- One of our UK-registered doctors will review your order and prescribe your preferred treatment if appropriate. Occasionally we need extra information and will contact you via our confidential message centre.
- Your order will be packaged and posted from our pharmacy via our tracked delivery service.
Benefits of Wegovy Injections
- You should expect to lose between 5-15% of your starting body weight.
- This is a great option if you can’t or don’t want to take tablets.
- If tablets haven’t worked in the past, Wegovy is a next-line treatment to try.
- Related common side effects should subside within a few weeks.
- Wegovy is a popular weight loss aid and is well tolerated by many.
- It works to suppress hunger and make you feel fuller for longer.
- Once weekly injection compared to a daily injection with Saxenda.
- Approved and licenced medicine by the MHRA.
- Wegovy has a gradual dosing scheduled to minimise unwanted side effects.
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy is a weight loss medication that contains the active ingredient Semaglutide.
The drug has recently been approved in the UK, following it already being approved in the USA in 2021.
These pens can be used by adults aged 18-74 if their BMI (Body mass index) is over 30. Those who have weight-related health conditions such as diabetes could qualify if their BMI is over 27.
How does Wegovy work?
Like Saxenda (Liraglutide), Wegovy is a weight loss treatment that works in a similar way to increase fullness and reduce hunger. It 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. This medicine should be used alongside a good diet and exercise regime.
Wegovy has been proven to be a successful weight loss aid by reducing hunger and increasing fullness.
According to clinical trials, you should expect to lose between 5 – 15% of your starting body weight using Wegovy.
Wegovy vs Saxenda
Saxenda and Wegovy both contain different active ingredients, Saxenda contains the active ingredient Liraglutide, whereas Wegovy contains Semaglutide. They both are injectable medicines for weight loss that work to suppress hunger and increase the feeling of fullness. Wegovy is a once-weekly injection compared to Saxenda, which needs to be injected daily, so if you are looking for a more convenient option, Wegovy may be the best option for you.
You can read more on the comparison of different weight loss injections in the UK here.
Why am I not losing weight on Wegovy?
If this medicine isn’t working for you, there is likely a resolvable reason this is happening. Even weight loss injectables such as Wegovy pre-filled pens, which have transformed weight management for many, are not magic and do not work alone. This is why you must make sure you're eating a balanced diet while reducing your calorie intake, as well as adopting a good exercise regime.
You should consider the following before discontinuing the use of this medicine:
How long you have been taking Wegovy?
Wegovy starts to show its effects after a few weeks of starting the medicine, in this time your body is also adjusting to the treatment, and it can take up to 3 months for positive results to be seen. Everyone is different and the time the treatment takes to work will vary, this is why we advise continuing with this treatment for at least 3 months and then reviewing its effectiveness.
With any medicine there is a chance you can get side effects, with Wegovy it is common to experience side effects when you start the treatment, these often present as stomach issues, such as nausea, diarrhoea and constipation. Although, you shouldn’t let this put you off as these side effects often lessen and stop after the first few weeks of treatment.
Even though Semaglutide works by reducing your appetite and making you feel fuller for longer, you must be aware of what you are eating. For example, if you are eating high-calorie meals and are not in a calorie deficit, you won't lose weight.
You can find more information on how to eat a calorie deficit diet in our dedicated article here.
Exercise is important, not just for weight loss but your overall health.
This doesn’t mean that you should have an intense workout at your local gym every day. Instead, you could go on a 30-minute walk each day or do a 15-minute HIIT workout.
Did you know, just a brisk 10-minute walk each day can produce many?health rewards while contributing to the?recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise for adults aged 19 to 64, as per?the NHS physical activity guidelines.
Who should not take Wegovy?
Do not use Wegovy if:
- you are allergic to Semaglutide or any of the other ingredients in Wegovy
- you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- you are under 18 years of age
You must let your doctor know if you have any of the following conditions before using this medicine:
- Kidney problems
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Low blood sugar
- Diabetic eye disease
How to use wegovy
You inject Wegovy just once a week into your tummy, thigh, or upper arm.
Wegovy is taken in doses which are increased monthly to ease you onto the medication this should reduce the chances of you experiencing any serious side effects.
When to use Wegovy
You should use this medication once a week, preferably on the same day each week, and you can administer it at any time of day, independent of meals.
You can change the day of your weekly injection of this medicine, if necessary, as long as it has been at least three days.
Wegovy dosing schedule
Month 1: Start Wegovy at a dose of 0.25 mg once a week
Month 2: you can increase your weekly dose to 0.5 mg
Month 3: You can increase your weekly dose to 1 mg
Month 4: you can increase your weekly dose to 1.7 mg
Month 5 onward: you can increase your weekly dose to the full dose of 2.4 mg
It is important you understand that there is a possibility you could put on re-bound weight when stopping this medication, this, however, can be counteracted if healthy eating and exercise is maintained.
This medicine has a licenced indication of 6 months, which means that within the 6 months of taking Wegovy, you are expected to have lost at least 5% of your starting body weight to continue treatment. This can be achieved with the support of a healthy eating and exercise routine.
What if I miss a dose of Wegovy?
Unlike Saxenda, Wegovy only needs to be injected once weekly and due drugs longevity a missed dose can be taken within 5 days from when you were meant to take a dose.
Switching from Saxenda to Wegovy
If you were previously on Saxenda and are switching to Wegovy, for safety reasons and the fact it contains a different active ingredient, you must start on the 0.25mg starter dose and then gradually increase your dose as you normally would when starting a new medicine.
Wegovy side effects
Common side effects:
- Stomach (abdomen) pain
- Tiredness (fatigue)
- Upset stomach
- Feeling bloated
- Stomach flu
- Less than 5% hair loss after you stop using the medication
- Abdominal pain
Wegovy may cause serious side effects, including:
- Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Gallbladder problems
- Increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those who also take medicines for type 2 diabetes such as sulfonylureas or insulin
- Kidney problems (kidney failure)
- Serious allergic reactions
- Change in vision in patients with type 2 diabetes
- Increased heart rate
- Depression or thoughts of suicide
- Possible thyroid tumours, including cancer
Even though Wegovy has a very similar function to Saxenda, you should be aware that there are certain side effects that are more common with Wegovy opposed to them being uncommon with Saxenda. The side effects include abdominal pain and fatigue.
If you experience intense side effects with Wegovy we advise that you stay at a lower dose until your body gets used to this medication. It is important that you report any prolonged and concerning side effects to a pharmacist or doctor.
A new reported side effect with Wegovy is that you could experience less than 5% hair loss after you stop using the medication, however, this shouldn’t continue.
You should speak to a pharmacist or doctor if any of the common side effects above continue to bother you.
Wegovy and pregnancy
If you are planning on getting pregnant, make sure you have completely stopped using Wegovy at least 2 months before trying to conceive.
Women who are at childbearing age should be on some form of contraception as the effects on the foetus is not yet known.