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Wegovy® is a prescription medication used for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight conditions who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
Wegovy® functions by mimicking a hormone in the intestines called GLP-1, reducing hunger and thereby helping individuals to eat less and lose weight. The medication is administered via a subcutaneous injection.
Patients on Wegovy® can expect significant weight loss when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. However, side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, and potential risk of thyroid C-cell tumors.
Wegovy® might be more beneficial than the other weight loss drugs due to its significant impact on weight loss, as it has shown to lead to up to a 10% reduction in body weight over a short period.