Wegovy is a brand name for Semaglutide, an effective weight management medication for overweight or obese adults. These injections are administered once a week and work by mimicking the effects of a hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is responsible for regulating appetite and food intake.
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Another brand of Semaglutide, Ozempic, is FDA-approved for patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher. It is also an option for patients with a BMI of 27 or greater, provided they have at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. It is most effective with a healthy lifestyle (a reduced-calorie diet and regular physical activity).
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Saxenda is a brand name for liraglutide, a medication that aids overweight or obese adults in managing their weight. This medication is administered by injection daily and mimics the effects of the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which controls appetite and food intake. It is typically recommended for patients with a BMI of 30 or greater. Those with weight-related issues, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, can have a BMI as low as 27.
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