A comprehensive look at wegovy for weight loss

Wegovy is the brand name of a proven weight loss medication called semaglutide. Semaglutide was originally created to treat type 2 diabetes and it was soon shown to also be effective for helping people with obesity lose weight. It comes in pre-filled injectable pens that are self-injected once per week in the stomach, upper arm or upper leg. You’ll soon be able to buy Wegovy online in the UK from us. To register your interest in buying it once it’s available, visit our website. When you are notified, visit us again to fill in an online assessment form for our prescribers to review. If they determine Wegovy is right for you, your weight loss medication will be shipped swiftly to your doorstep.

Our prescribers will also provide personalised advice and help you throughout your weight loss journey. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us on the phone or online. To help you until then, we’ve compiled the most common queries about Wegovy and their answers.

Wegovy FAQ from Pharmacy Planet

Most of your questions about Wegovy should be answered here in this FAQ. If you have any further questions or concerns, our knowledgeable team is available to discuss them with you.

How does Wegovy work?

Wegovy helps people lose weight by supressing your appetite. It mimics a hormone called GLP-1 which is released into your body after meals and creates the feeling of being full when you’re done eating. By feeling less hungry, you’ll be able to lose weight because you won’t be eating as much. You’ll also be less likely to overeat or snack throughout the day.

Who can take Wegovy?

Wegovy is only recommended for adults who are obese or significantly overweight. It’s not recommended for people who are only looking to lose a small amount of weight. To be eligible, patients must have a body mass index BMI of at least 30. People with a weight related condition like type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 27 or higher may also be suitable for Wegovy. 

When will I feel the effects of Wegovy?

Wegovy should start working right away after taking it, but it can take a few weeks. If you aren’t noticing its effects after 6 weeks, speak to your GP. Wegovy will remain in your system for up to 7 weeks after your last dose. 

How long has Wegovy been available in the uk?

While Wegovy has been approved for use in the USA, the UK has only recently obtained a license for distribution. It should be available within the next few months and people with a prescription from a doctor will be able to buy it online from pharmacies like Pharmacy Planet.

Is Wegovy safe?

Wegovy is safe for people who meet the requirements for a prescription. It should not be taken by those without a prescription and in those with a history of certain endocrine disorders. Wegovy is also not recommended for pregnant women, women who plan to become pregnant, women who are breastfeeding, or people with pancreatitis.

Where can I find Wegovy prescribing Information?

Wegovy comes in five different doses: 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 1.7mg, and 2.4mg. To help you know which dose you’ve been given, each dosage has its own corresponding colour injector. Most people start at a lower dose before it’s gradually increased over the course of a few months. The dosage you’ll be prescribed will be determined by your prescriber or GP. Further information about the medication will be available in the included leaflet provided by the manufacturer.

Potential Side Effects of Wegovy

All medications come with the risk of side effects. However, just because there are common side effects listed, this doesn’t mean you will experience them. Most side effects should be temporary until your body adjusts to your new treatment. If they continue longer than you think they should or if they become more severe, stop taking Wegovy and contact your GP.

Uncovering wegovy's potential side effects Common Side Effects of Wegovy:

  • Feeling sick
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Headaches
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Bloating
  • Gas

Less common and more serious side effects have also been reported in some people taking Wegovy. If you suspect you’re experiencing any of these, seek medical help right away. 

Less Common Side Effects of Wegovy

  • Pancreatitis
  • Low blood sugar
  • Thyroid tumours
  • Kidney failure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Depression or suicidal thoughts

Do’s and Don’ts of Wegovy

Taking Wegovy on its own will not be enough to lose weight and keep it off. You’ll need to take steps to ensure the medication has the best chances of success. These steps include taking Wegovy only as directed and taking it alongside healthy lifestyle choices.



  • Eat a diet high in fat and sugar
  • Severely restrict yourself
  • Take more Wegovy than you’ve been prescribed

A balanced diet is one that is made up mostly of foods that are good for you, like whole grains, fruit, veg, and healthy fats like olive oil. Restricting yourself will only make you more likely to overindulge later so you can eat your favourite treats as long as it’s in moderation. If you aren’t happy with your weight loss, speak to your pharmacist or GP about any changes you should make to your weight management plan. Taking more Wegovy than you’ve been prescribed won’t make you lose more weight.

Where to Buy Wegovy Online in the UK

Once it becomes available in the UK, you’ll be able to buy Semaglutide for weight loss online from us. In the meantime, you can review the other weight loss treatments we currently have available. If you choose to lose weight with us, we’ll be with you every step of the way. This will include providing support, answers to your questions, and adjusting your prescription as needed.