Wegovy: what is it and when can i get it?

July 28, 2023

Wegovy: what is it and when can i get it?
How Does Wegovy® Work?

Your brain gets signals from different places in your body. Some of these signals are called appetite hormones that help regulate how much food you eat. Wegovy® works similarly to one of these natural appetite hormones, so you eat fewer calories, and lose weight. 

 In addition to a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, people in this study taking Wegovy® lost more weight vs placebo

•  83% of adults taking Wegovy® lost 5% or more weight, compared to 31% taking placebo

•  66% of adults taking Wegovy® lost 10% or more weight, compared to 12% taking placebo

•  48% of adults taking Wegovy® lost 15% or more weight, compared to 5% taking placebo

•  30% of people taking Wegovy® lost 20% or more weight, compared to 2% of people taking placebo, in a supportive measure

People who kept taking Wegovy® continued to lose weight.


In a separate 68-week medical study, everyone started on Wegovy® and were instructed to reduce calories and increase physical activity throughout the length of the study.


After 20 weeks, some people continued to take Wegovy®, while others switched to placebo. From weeks 20 to 68, people taking Wegovy® continued to lose weight. People taking placebo gained weight.


A closer look at weight loss in a 68-week study:

Who can take Wegovy?

Health care providers prescribe Wegovy® to help with losing weight and keeping it off in adults:

•  Living with obesity (BMI ≥30)
•  Living with excess weight (BMI ≥27) and weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol)

When is Wegovy available?

At the moment there is no release date for Wegovy in the UK so you cannot buy Wegovy at this time. However you can find the same active ingredient in Ozempic.

As soon as Wegovy is available you can request to buy Wegovy from


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