Wegovy is a brand name for the medication Semaglutide, which is used for weight management programs.
Semaglutide, the active ingredient in Wegovy, is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which is similar to a hormone naturally produced in the body that helps regulate appetite and blood sugar levels.
Wegovy is intended to be used along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help adults struggling with obesity achieve and maintain significant weight loss.
When administered correctly, Semaglutide has been shown to reduce appetite, increase feelings of fullness, and lead to significant weight loss in people who are overweight or struggle with obesity.
It is administered once a week as a subcutaneous injection and is only available with a prescription from a healthcare provider.