Medical Therapy Advice

Education is incredibly important during your weight loss journey.

 

Take a read of our advice that has been checked and approved for quality and accuracy by medical specialists so you can trust the information you are reading.

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Is Wegovy the Same as Semaglutide?

Wegovy has just been released in the USA for weight management, and it contains the same medicine as Semaglutide, which works as its active ingredient.

 

 

We’re going to take a closer look at the differences and the similarities between these two treatments.

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When Does Semaglutide Start to Work?

Semaglutide can take a few weeks to start working for you.

 

Some people do notice a difference sooner, though.

 

Find out more about when Semaglutide starts to work.

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Is Semaglutide Available on the NHS?

Semaglutide is currently only available on the NHS for those with type 2 diabetes.

 

Those that want to take Semaglutide for weight management will need to pay privately.

 

We explain more about it in this article.

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The Expert's Guide to Losing Weight With Semaglutide

When you first start using Semaglutide, it can be daunting to know what to do.

 

That’s why we’ve created the expert guide to losing weight with Semaglutide.

 

Take a read for some of our expert’s top tips!

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Can You Overdose on Semaglutide?

It’s possible to overdose on any medicine.

 

Luckily, Semaglutide delivers each dose individually to avoid overdose.

 

We talk about what happens if you do take too much Semaglutide in this article.

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Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Saxenda?​

Many people want to know if they can drink alcohol while taking Saxenda.

 

For most people, the answer is a very cautious yes.

 

Find out what you need to know about alcohol and Saxenda right here.​

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Does Semaglutide Have Side Effects?

Semaglutide does have the potential to cause side effects in some patients, but not everyone experiences them.

 

This article explains some of the most common side effects that people experience whilst taking Semaglutide and what you can do to avoid or treat your symptoms.

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How Do You Stop the Side Effects of Semaglutide?​

If you do experience some of the side effects of Semaglutide, there are certain things that you can do to help relieve them.

 

We talk about which side effects you might expect when you first start taking Semaglutide, and some natural remedies to help settle them down.

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What Strengths Does Wegovy Come In?​

Wegovy comes in different strengths of Semaglutide which increase in gradual increments.

 

We talk you through the dosing differences of the two injections.

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How to Inject Semaglutide Properly

Semaglutide might be the first inject-able medicine you’ve ever had.

 

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to show you how to inject properly before you start.

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How Does Semaglutide Work?​

Semaglutide works differently to other popular weight loss treatments.

 

We explain the difference between Semaglutide and other weight loss treatments like Orlistat.

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Can You Buy Semaglutide?​

You may be able to obtain Semaglutide weight loss injections with a private prescription.

 

We take a look at how this system works and how much it could cost you.

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Can Semaglutide Be Used for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide is a drug that’s most commonly available as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.

 

Find out more about how Semaglutide can also help you lose weight.

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Should I Refrigerate Semaglutide?

You need to keep Semaglutide injections cold before you open them.

 

We explain why you need to do this and how we keep our injections cold until they get to you.

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What is Off-Label Prescribing?​

Off-label is a term used when a medicine is prescribed for any reason other than what’s stated on its product license. 

 

We take a look at what off-label means for you and your weight loss prescription.

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What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is a new weight loss treatment from the USA.

 

It isn’t available in the UK yet, but our team talk you through some alternatives that might be suitable for you.

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Can Saxenda Cause Blood Clots?

Luckily, there’s no evidence to say that Saxenda can cause blood clots.

 

However, there are various risk factors that you may already have if you’re taking Saxenda.

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Can My GP Prescribe Saxenda Weight Loss Injections?

Saxenda is now available on the NHS but most family GPs aren’t able to prescribe it as there are lots of boxes they need to be able to tick first.

 

Saxenda can be fairly difficult to access on the NHS, so we explain the criteria in more detail.

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How to Stop Taking Saxenda

Most people will want to stop taking Saxenda at some point.

 

We explain how you can do this depending on your circumstances and reaction to stopping liraglutide.​

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Can You Take Semaglutide in Tablet Form?​

During clinical trials, it was discovered that Semaglutide injections  can help with weight loss in adults with a BMI of 30 or over.

 

Semaglutide is also available as tablets, which may be a better choice for you.

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How do You Take Semaglutide?

Getting your Semaglutide dosage right and injecting it properly can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing.

 

Find out more about how to take your Semaglutide injections or tablets.

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Is Semaglutide Dangerous?

Semaglutide is safe for most people that it’s prescribed to.

 

It’s a useful medication for both type 2 diabetes and for weight management – but it can be dangerous in some circumstances.

 

Our experts explain all about it in this article.

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Semaglutide vs Other Medicines

In this article, we look at Semaglutide compared to some other popular weight management treatments.

 

We look at similarities, differences, and how efficient each treatment is when it comes to weight loss.

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Can Semaglutide be Used for Insulin Resistance?

Semaglutide has been proven to reduce insulin resistance in those with type 2 diabetes.

 

Could this mean that it can help those who don’t have diabetes but also experience insulin resistance?

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Is Semaglutide Safe?

As Semaglutide is a relatively new drug some people question the safety of it and whether or not it’s a risky treatment.

 

We discuss why Semaglutide is already used in the UK and why it can be safely used for weight loss too.

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Can Saxenda Cause Hair Loss?

Some people that start losing their hair whilst taking Saxenda, and naturally  wonder whether the two are related.

 

We explain why you might start losing hair, and why it usually isn’t because of the medication itself.

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Can a Prediabetic Take Semaglutide?

Semaglutide isn’t licensed to treat prediabetes in the UK but it can be prescribed off-label for weight management.

 

This can be particularly helpful if you’ve already been diagnosed with prediabetes.

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How Long Do You Take Semaglutide For?​

The amount of time that someone needs to take Semaglutide for is dependent on several factors.

 

We discuss how long the typical treatment lasts and why you need to end your treatment earlier than expected.

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Semaglutide vs Saxenda (Liraglutide)

Semaglutide and Liraglutide are very similar medications, even coming from the same group of medicines.

 

We look at some of the differences between these two medicines that you need to know about.

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How Do You Take Saxenda?

As an injectable medicine, Liraglutide (Saxenda) can often be a bit daunting to new users, as you to use inject the medicine yourself.

 

We explain all about how you should take Liraglutide to answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

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Can Liraglutide be Used for Weight Loss?

Liraglutide is the active ingredient in Saxenda – which has been used as on obesity treatment in the UK since 2017.

 

We explain what Liraglutide is and how it might be able to help with weight loss in some people with obesity.

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Your Liraglutide Dosage Guide

We provide you with a dosing calendar for Saxenda so that you can visualise your schedule.

 

Making sure that you’re getting the right dosage is so important for your health and safety.

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How Long Does Saxenda Stay In Your System?

Saxenda contains Liraglutide which has a half-life of 13 hours.

 

Because of this, the medicine stays in your system for several days.

 

Read the full article to learn more.

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Common and Rare Side Effects of Saxenda​

It’s important to know the side effects of Saxenda before you start taking it.

 

Some side effects are much more common than others, and knowing which to look out for is half the battle.

 

We’ve put together a guide that discusses the side effects in the leaflet in more detail.

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Does Saxenda Work Immediately?​

Some people do notice the effects of Saxenda within the first few days.

 

However, you might not see any significant weight loss for a few weeks.

 

Our team explain when you can expect to see a difference.

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Are There Any Links Between Liraglutide and Thyroid Cancer?

Some people with thyroid issues worry about whether or not Saxenda can cause thyroid cancer.

 

We take a look at where these concerns might come from and if they’ll mean anything for you.

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Can You Take Semaglutide if You Have Retinopathy?

Retinopathy happens when a disease damages the retina in your eye, and Semaglutide has been related to it worsening in some people.

 

Because of this, it’s recommended to speak to your doctor if you have retinopathy before taking Semaglutide.

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Does Semaglutide Have Cardiovascular Benefit?

Semaglutide has been proven to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in people with diabetes.

 

We take a deeper look at this and what it means for people that might be thinking of taking Semaglutide.

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What is Liraglutide?

Our team explain all you need to know about Liraglutide, which is the active ingredient in both Saxenda and Victoza.

 

Keep reading to find out what it does, who it’s for, if it’s safe, and how long you might take it for.

Saxenda, Victoza and Liraglutide can sound a bit confusing but aren’t they all the same thing, really?

 

Our experts look at the difference between Saxenda and Victoza and where Liraglutide fits into this equation.

When it comes to medication, safety is our number one priority, so we want to make sure you feel confident with your medication.

 

In this article our experts look at Saxenda in more detail and consider the risk factors you should look out for.

There’s a lot to learn about Semaglutide, but today we’re going to take it back to basics and find out what Semaglutide is used for.

 

We’ll also cover your other Semaglutide FAQs, including why it may be prescribed to you, and which similar medications are on the market.

If you’re considering medical options to help you along on your weight loss journey, you’ve probably heard about Saxenda, which was the first weight loss injection licensed in the UK.

 

We’ll explain how much weight you could expect to lose while using this treatment and how quickly you could see results.

As Liraglutide & Exenatide come from the same family of medications, you may be wondering whether one of them is right for you, or whether you could choose to take one rather than the other.

 

With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at both of these medications, so you’ll know what each one is used for and whether you could benefit from either one.