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Wegovy (semaglutide) is an incretin mimetic medication used to help patients with weight loss. Book a visit with an online weight loss specialist on Sesame to discuss whether or not Wegovy (semaglutide) is right for you.

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Wegovy (semaglutide)

  • What is Wegovy (semaglutide)?
    Wegovy is an injectable prescription medication that is used to treat obesity and overweight in individuals with weight-related medical problems such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. Wegovy is the brand name for semaglutide, which belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It decreases your body’s blood glucose levels and increases its response to the hormone insulin to get your type 2 diabetes under control. Not only does semaglutide help manage blood sugar levels, but it can also help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. It is also sometimes prescribed to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

    Wegovy is prescribed in conjunction with other treatment measures such as exercise and a low-fat, low-calorie diet to help patients lose weight and prevent serious complications caused by obesity. Wegovy is prescribed in the form of liquid which is injected subcutaneously (under the skin). Other brand names for semaglutide include Ozempic, which is also a subcutaneous injection, and Rybelsus, which is prescribed in the form of an oral tablet.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether or not Wegovy (semaglutide) is right for you.

  • What are the common side effects of Wegovy (semaglutide)?
    Wegovy has been shown to cause some side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days.

  • Common side effects reported from Wegovy use include:

    ·Nausea
    ·Vomiting
    ·Diarrhea
    ·Abdominal pain
    ·Constipation
    ·Decreased appetite
    ·Heartburn
    ·Burping

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects caused by Wegovy.

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Frequently asked questions about Wegovy

Wegovy is an injectable prescription medication that is used to treat obesity and overweight in individuals with weight-related medical problems such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. Wegovy is the brand name for semaglutide, which belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It decreases your body’s blood glucose levels and increases its response to the hormone insulin to get your type 2 diabetes under control. Not only does semaglutide help manage blood sugar levels, but it can also help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. It is also sometimes prescribed to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Wegovy is prescribed in conjunction with other treatment measures such as exercise and a low-fat, low-calorie diet to help patients lose weight and prevent serious complications caused by obesity. Wegovy is prescribed in the form of liquid which is injected subcutaneously (under the skin). Other brand names for semaglutide include Ozempic, which is also a subcutaneous injection, and Rybelsus, which is prescribed in the form of an oral tablet.

Wegovy is prescribed as a weight-loss treatment for patients with weight-related health problems, like high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. It is also prescribed as a weight-loss treatment for obese children 12 years of age and up. Wegovy helps to control blood sugar levels; when blood sugar levels become too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia), it can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, eye damage, nerve damage, and skin conditions, among other complications. Wegovy also mimics a hormone in your gut that controls how fast food moves through it. Wegovy slows down this movement, which means that you typically feel more full for longer and have a decreased appetite.

It’s important to note that Wegovy is not a cure for weight loss or diabetes; it only helps to control those conditions and should be prescribed along with a healthy diet and exercise.

Wegovy is classified as an incretin mimetic, a category of antidiabetes medication that acts like incretin hormones (hormones released by the pancreas to stimulate a decrease in blood glucose levels). Wegovy binds to incretin receptors, performing the same action as incretin hormones – essentially stimulating the release of glucose-dependent insulin. This helps your body metabolize blood sugar, which keeps glucose levels in check.

Incretin hormones also impact how fast food is moving through your gut, so Wegovy is able to slow down how fast food leaves your stomach when it mimics those hormones. This can decrease appetite and aid in weight loss.

Wegovy has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects do not go away within a few days, talk to your healthcare provider. Common side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Heartburn
  • Burping

This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects.

If you experience an unexplained rash, swelling, stomach pain, difficulty breathing, decreased urination, changes in vision, or itchy skin while taking Wegovy, seek medical attention immediately. These are early signs of a potentially serious adverse reaction to the medication reaction.

Talk to your healthcare provider about any medication you are currently taking, or any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with before starting treatment with Wegovy.

Wegovy comes in the form of a prefilled injection pen which you inject subcutaneously (under the skin) once a week. However, you should take the medication exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not discontinue or increase your Wegovy dosage without consulting your provider first. If you begin to experience adverse side effects while taking this medication, like those listed above, inform your provider right away.

You should store your medication in its original carton under refrigerated condition between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). If necessary, prior to cap removal, the pen may be stored between 8 and 30 degrees C (46 and 86 degrees F) for up to 28 days. Keep your medication away from extreme heat, extreme cold, moisture, and direct light, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Good news! If deemed clinically appropriate, providers on Sesame can write a prescription for Wegovy to be picked up near you – often within the same day! Simply talk to a clinician and get your online doctor prescription or refill ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice. Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider.

Wegovy (semaglutide) costs usually costs between $1100-$1200 without insurance. If you have insurance, book a video weight loss consult with an online medical weight loss doctor to determine if your prescription can be covered by your healthcare plan.

Wegovy is currently only available via prescription. This means a licensed healthcare provider must authorize the use of this drug.

Looking for a prescription? Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door. Book an online consultation with a licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not Wegovy is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Wegovy (semaglutide) usually costs between $1,100-$1,200 without insurance. If you have insurance, you can book a video weight loss program to discuss treatment options with a licensed health care provider. Wegovy can be prescribed during these appointments, if deemed appropriate by your provider. If you receive a Wegovy prescription during your weight loss appointment, you may be eligible to have part of your visit and your medication covered by your insurance network. Our video weight loss program works with insurance to help cover the cost of your treatment.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. A video weight loss appointment does not guarantee a Wegovy prescription.

No, there are currently no generic alternatives to Wegovy (semaglutide). Although there are other semaglutide medications (Rybelsus, Ozempic) on the market, all GLP-1 agonist drugs are available only as brand-name products.

If you need assistance with navigating your options and determining the best GLP-1 agonist for your weight loss or type 2 diabetes management, schedule an appointment with a Sesame provider to discuss what's best for you.

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