Wegovy contains semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, with 94% similarity to naturally occurring human GLP-1 hormone. This induces weight loss by reducing hunger, increasing the feeling of fullness, thereby helping people to eat less.
Participants in Wegovy™ clinical trials lost an average of 15 percent of their weight, and sustained their weight over 68 weeks. This is significant when you consider it equates to 45lb lost for someone 300 pounds. GLP-1s are not stimulants, and non-habit forming. They are clinically-proven to be the most effective medications for long-term results. GLP-1s also have far-reaching benefits beyond weight loss. They reduce inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk to help you live a healthier life.
Innovative Primary Care doctors prescribe a variety of FDA-approved GLP-1 medications, including semaglutide, liraglutide, and dulaglutide which you may know under brand names like Wegovy and Saxenda.
Innovative Primary Care accepts most major insurance plans for weight loss visits. Prescription medications, such as Wegovy, vary in cost based on your insurance provider. Wegovy is approved by the FDA, but some insurers do not cover this prescription-only drug. Our team will try to work with your insurance to get approval, but if they do not cover weight loss medication, you may have to pay out of pocket for your prescription. Patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes are typically able to get insurance coverage for other GLP-1 medications that are similar to Wegovy, such as Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Trulicity.
Wegovy is taken just once per week, with or without food. It may be taken at any time of day.
No. Wegovy™ is only available as an injectable prescription medication. It is easy to self-administer and most people become comfortable using the pen very quickly.
Yes, the most common side effects of Wegovy™ include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn. Be sure to talk with your doctor if you experience any new symptom that becomes persistent while taking Wegovy™.
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