Wegovy (Ozempic) Injections Glasgow

Wegovy (Ozempic) Injections Glasgow

Wegovyin the UK

Wegovy is a weight loss injection prescribed alongside a low-calorie diet and increased exercise. It’s an identical medication to Ozempic but they have different licensing indications. Both are made by the same company Novo Nordisk. Wegovy is prescribed for weight loss but Ozempic, on the other hand is prescribed for diabetes.

If you’re looking for Wegovy injections in Glasgow, we provide a comprehensive service tailored to your needs.

Face to face consultation with GP: £50
This will be waived if eligible and wishing to proceed with weight loss injections.

Month Dosage Cost
1 0.25mg weekly injection £169
2 0.5mg weekly injection £169
3 1mg weekly injection £169
4 1.7mg  weekly injection £225
5 2.4mg weekly injection £275
Onwards 2.4mg weekly injection £275

Individuals can access various dosages tailored to their needs over a six-month period.

Why come to us?
The difference between us and others providing this service is that we are Health Improvement Scotland regulated. There is a black market with unregulated clinics providing counterfeit products which are very dangerous.

What are the benefits of taking Wegovy? 
Taking this medication will reduce your body weight and if you are overweight/obese, it will therefore reduce your chances of heart attacks, heart disease, stroke and many more weight-related conditions.

How long will it take to see results?
Results are usually seen immediately, within first month, as hunger is suppressed by the medication.

We are committed to exceptional patient centred care at a time that suits you. We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is a medication approved by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in 2023 for weight loss and in the USA the FDA approved it in 2021 for chronic weight management, therefore it has been prescribed in the USA for a few years. It is a weekly injection containing semaglutide, like it’s sister drug, Ozempic. Semaglutide is a medication that helps reduce your appetite and as a result aids with weight loss. Wegovy targets adults with obesity (BMI>30) or those who are overweight (BMI>27) and have at least one comorbidity, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. The treatment works alongside a balanced diet and more exercise.

For those seeking wegovy injections in Glasgow, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure it’s the right treatment for your needs.

Weekly Injection: Wegovy is administered as a weekly injection, making it a convenient option for those seeking consistent weight management solutions. Wegovy injections in Glasgow are now available for individuals looking to begin their weight loss journey under medical supervision.

Lifestyle Changes: For Wegovy to be effective, it must be used alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. This combination helps maximize the medication’s benefits and supports long-term weight management.


How does it work?
Wegovy functions by acting as an agonist of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This hormone plays a critical role in regulating appetite and food intake. The GLP-1 hormone is naturally released in your gut when you eat, signaling to your brain that you are full, therefore by imitating GLP-1, Wegovy helps you feel full sooner and reduces your overall hunger, making it easier to stick to a lower calorie diet.

Gradual Dose Increase: To minimize gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea and vomiting, the dosage of Wegovy is gradually increased over time to reduce any chances of irritation from it.

Clinical Trials: The safety and efficacy of Wegovy were studied in four 68-week trials. These trials included more than 2,600 patients who received Wegovy and over 1,500 patients who received a placebo. The trials showed significant weight loss and provided valuable data about the medication’s long-term safety and effectiveness.


Why is Wegovy Important for Weight Management?

Significant Health Benefits

Losing weight isn’t just about looking better; it’s about improving your overall health. Wegovy offers substantial health benefits:

  • Reduces Risks of Heart Disease: Carrying excess weight increases your risk of heart disease. By helping you lose weight, Wegovy can lower this risk.
  • Lowers Stroke Risk: Obesity is a major risk factor for stroke. Weight loss achieved through Wegovy can reduce this risk considerably.
  • Manages Diabetes Risk: Obesity is closely linked to type 2 diabetes. Losing weight can help manage or even prevent this condition.

Impressive Weight Loss Results

The effectiveness of Wegovy is backed by clinical trials:

  • Non-Diabetic Adults: In studies, non-diabetic adults using Wegovy lost an average of 12.4% of their initial body weight. This is a significant reduction that can lead to better health outcomes.
  • Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: For those with type 2 diabetes, Wegovy helps reduce body weight by an average of 6.2%. While this is slightly lower than the weight loss in non-diabetic adults, it’s still a meaningful improvement that can aid in diabetes management.

How is Wegovy Different from Ozempic?
You may not have heard of Wegovy and may instead be familiar with it’s sister drug, Ozempic, which is instead used for diabetic patients. Both drugs contain the same active ingredient, semaglutide, their uses and dosages differ.

Primary Uses

  • Ozempic is primarily prescribed for treating type 2 diabetes, Ozempic helps control blood sugar levels. It also works to prevent cardiovascular problems in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known heart disease.
  • Wegovy: Specifically designed for weight loss, Wegovy targets adults who are obese or overweight. It is not meant to treat diabetes but focuses on weight management.

Dosage Differences

  • Wegovy: Requires a higher dose of semaglutide at 2.4 mg per week. This higher dosage helps achieve significant weight loss results.
  • Ozempic: Uses a lower dose, typically 1 mg per week. This dosage is effective for managing blood sugar levels and reducing cardiovascular risks.
  • Both Wegovy and Ozempic contain semaglutide but serve different health purposes.

How Much Weight Can You Lose?
When using Wegovy, weight loss results vary from person to person. However, clinical trials provide some clear insights into what you might expect.

Immediate Results

  • First Month: On average, patients can lose up to 5% of their initial body weight within the first month. This early drop is often encouraging and can help motivate you to stick with the program.
  • Two Months: By the end of the second month, the potential weight loss can reach up to 8%. This means if you start at 100kg, you might lose around 8kg in two months.

Key Factors for Success
Weight loss with Wegovy also depends on how well you adhere to lifestyle changes. Here’s what plays a crucial role:

  • Diet: Following a reduced-calorie diet is essential. Wegovy works best when you combine it with healthier eating habits.
  • Exercise: Increased physical activity boosts your results. Even small amounts of regular exercise can make a significant difference.
  • Consistency: Regularly taking your weekly injections helps maintain steady progress. Missing doses can slow down or halt weight loss.

You can buy Wegovy online. However, there are counterfeit products being sold online, therefore you are best buying from a Health Improvement Scotland regulated clinic such as ourselves. Also, you won’t receive a one-to-one tailored experience if you buy these products online rather than from us.

The timeline for noticeable and significant weight loss with Wegovy varies among individuals, but initial appetite suppression and reduced food intake can be expected within the first few weeks. Major weight loss milestones are often reached by six months, with continued progress over a year. Consistency with the medication, diet, and exercise is key to achieving and maintaining weight loss results.

Taking Wegovy can help with weight loss, but it’s crucial to be aware of the potential side effects, Understanding the potential side effects enables you to make a well-informed decision about whether this medication aligns with your health goals.

While moderate alcohol consumption is generally considered safe for many people taking Wegovy, it’s essential to be mindful of the potential for increased gastrointestinal issues, blood sugar fluctuations, and interactions affecting liver function, which will be further discussed in your consultation.

Wegovy is not directly associated with hair loss, but factors like nutritional deficiencies and stress related to weight loss might contribute to this issue. Maintaining a balanced diet and consulting with your doctor can help manage and mitigate hair loss concerns.

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