How Long Does Wegovy Take To Work?

Losing weight can be tough, and unfortunately, there is no instant solution. Even with weight loss medication such as Wegovy, it takes time. 

That being said, Wegovy can assist you in your journey, and help you lose more weight than with diet and exercise alone. But how long does Wegovy take to work? 

That’s what we’ll be exploring today. Read on to learn more about Wegovy, how it works, how much it costs, and how long it takes to work. We’ll also be discussing the safety of Wegovy and how you can begin your weight loss journey with Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic. 

What is Wegovy and How Does it Work?

Wegovy is a GLP-1 medication prescribed to treat obesity and weight-related medical issues. It can ultimately help you lose weight and keep it off. It contains the active ingredient semaglutide - a GLP-1 receptor agonist. 

The drug works by mimicking GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone that targets the areas of the brain that regulate appetite. Wegovy ultimately helps you to achieve a low-calorie diet by reducing your appetite and leaving you feeling fuller for longer. 

GLP-1 receptor agonists such as Wegovy can also help to control blood sugar levels, which is why they are often prescribed to treat type-2 diabetes too. 

Is Wegovy Safe?

In short, yes - Wegovy is a safe and effective weight loss drug. However, there are some potential side effects. Some of the more common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea. 

However, these side effects are generally mild, and will often diminish as your body adjusts to the drug. 

To reduce the risk of side effects and potential contraindications, be sure to discuss your medical history with your doctor beforehand. 

Likewise, if you have any allergies, let your prescriber know in advance. If you have a history of allergic reactions to semaglutide, or any of the ingredients in Wegovy, you should not take this medication. 

How Much Does Wegovy Cost?

The cost of Wegovy can vary depending on the dose, the provider, and any additional services required. Generally, Wegovy costs anything from £149 to over £200 per month. 

However, if you get semaglutide medication through the NHS for type 2 diabetes, you are entitled to free prescription. You will need to apply for an exemption certificate to do so. 

At Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic, our Wegovy medication plans start at just £149 per month, including free shipping and the opportunity to increase your dose when needed. 

Factors That Can Determine How Long Wegovy Takes to Work

There are several factors that can influence how quickly you may begin to see results when taking Wegovy, such as: 

The Dosage - You will typically begin taking Wegovy at a lower dose and increase to 2.4mg over the span of several weeks. This can reduce the risk of side effects - but it may mean that it takes a little longer to see results. 

Your Lifestyle - Diet and exercise play a huge role in weight loss. If you combine Wegovy with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can ultimately expect to lose more weight. 

Your Starting Weight - If you begin your Wegovy journey with a higher body mass index (BMI), you may notice more significant weight loss than those with a lower BMI. 

Your Medical History - Your current health status and medical history can also impact how quickly Wegovy works. For example, gastrointestinal issues, thyroid disorders and type 2 diabetes can impact your body’s response and the effectiveness of the medication.

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Wegovy Timeline 

So, how long on average does it take for Wegovy to work? Let’s find out - here is a general overview outlining what to expect when taking Wegovy: 

Month 1 - Your body will adjust to the medication in the first few weeks. Because the initial dose is typically low, your weight loss may not be as prominent at first. You may also begin to notice side effects such as nausea - but these typically decrease over time. Interestingly people will begin to notice appetite control often earlier than actual weight loss and this can be within days of starting. The weight loss comes with time, once the appetite control kicks in. Some people will also report that they see a reduction in their waist size or circumference before they see a change in weight on their scales!

Month 2-3 - Now, you’re on your way to the 2.4mg dose of Wegovy. You should begin to notice significant weight loss during the first three months, as your body has adjusted to the medication. Clinical trial participants lost between 5-10% of their starting weight by the third month, with a mean weight loss of 6.7%.  

Month 4- 6 - By month 6 you’ll be on the 2.4 mg dose of Wegovy, having moved up from the 1.7 mg dose, and your weight loss results should be much more noticeable. In a clinical trial, patients had an average weight loss of 10.9% of their initial body weight. 

One Year - You may notice your weight loss beginning to plateau after losing a substantial amount of your initial body weight or you may still be losing weight if you have not met your target weight, only time will tell. You may also notice improved health - including healthier blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of weight-related issues. 

Where Can I Get Wegovy?

If you’re looking to kickstart your weight loss journey and start reaping the benefits of Wegovy, you’re in the right place. At Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic, we offer Wegovy. 

We are here to support you through your journey - as part of our service, you can opt for unlimited well-being calls and monthly reviews to assess your progress. We’re here for you, every step of the way. 

Make the most of free shipping, and you can even get £56 off if you subscribe to our newsletter. Begin your weight loss journey and lose up to 20% of your body weight in the first year with Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic. 

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