Wegovy vs Saxenda Weight Loss Injections

What Is The Difference Between Wegovy and Saxenda Weight Loss Injections?

Weight Loss Injections at CJA Lifestyle Clinic in Southampton

At CJA Lifestyle, we offer medically managed weight loss programmes online that can include weight loss injections such as Wegovy® (Semaglutide) and Saxenda (Liraglutide).

These weight loss injections have the ability to reduce your appetite to help with weight management. But, what is the difference between Wegovy and Saxenda? In this article, we will delve deeper into the differences and similarities between these appetite suppressants.

Wegovy vs Saxenda

Wegovy is a brand name for Semaglutide which is a medication that originally was developed for the management of type-2 diabetes, but is now also used for weight management in adults. Wegovy should be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight management.

Saxenda is a brand name for Liraglutide.  Similarly to Wegovy, Saxenda is also used to treat type-2 diabetes, as well as obesity and chronic weight management problems. Again, this treatment should be used alongside a healthy diet and exercise.

How Does Wegovy Help You Lose Weight?

Wegovy is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means it works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone in the body that regulates appetite and food intake. This helps to maintain weight loss as it makes you feel fuller for longer, as it also slows down food leaving the stomach, which in turn reduces the amount of calories consumed.

How Does Saxenda Help You Lose Weight?

Similarly to Wegovy, Saxenda works by mimicking the effects of that same hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 helps regulate appetite and food intake. When Saxenda is injected, it activates GLP-1 receptors in the brain, leading to several effects that contribute to weight loss. This includes a reduced appetite, increased fullness and slowed gastric emptying. 

How Do You Use A Wegovy Pen?

Your CJA Lifestyle doctor will prescribe you to take Wegovy once a week on the same day each week. It is important that you adhere to the doctor's prescription. If you miss a dose of Wegovy, make sure to take it as soon as possibke within 5 days of the schedule dose date. If more than 5 days have passed, you must wait until the next scheduled date to have your next dose.

Wegovy can be taken with or without food. The injection is self-administered using a pre-filled pen. This should be injected under the skin of your thigh, abdomen or upper arm. Never inject it into a muscle or vein. Never share your Wegovy pen with anyone else. Always make sure to change your injection site with each injection.

How To Use A Saxenda Pen

Saxenda ia also self-administered via an easy-to-use pre-filled pen. Unlike Wegovy, Saxenda needs to be injected once a day at any time of the day which is convenient to you. Your CJA Lifestyle doctor will provide you with full information on the correct dosage of Saxenda for you.

Saxenda can also be taken with or without food. It should be injected under the skin of the thigh, stomach or upper arm. Never inject it into a muscle or vein. Never share your Wegovy pen with anyone else. Always make sure to change your injection site with each injection.

Can Anyone Use Weight Loss Injections?

Wegovy and Saxenda weight loss injections are not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women, those with stomach problems or if you have or have had problems with your pancreas, kidneys or liver.

At CJA Lifestyle, our qualified doctors will assess your suitability after a thorough medical consultation. The CJA Lifestyle Plan, including weight loss injections, is aimed at patients with a BMI greater than of 30 or, if you have a weight-related illness, greater than 27.

Are There Any Side Effects With Wegovy?

As is the case with any medication, side effects can occur. Your CJA Lifestyle doctor will monitor your progress carefully when you are taking Wegovy.

In some cases, patients report low blood sugar, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea and gas. However, these are typically short term symptoms that pass within a couple of days. Your CJA doctor will discuss all the possible side effects with your during your initial consultation so that you are informed and aware.

What Are The Side Effects With Saxenda?

Similarly to Wegovy, side effects can also occur with Saxenda. When taking Saxenda, patients can sometimes report nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, gas, skin reactions, headaches and fatigue. Again, these symptoms tend to be short-lived and pass within a few days.  Your CJA doctor will talk to you in more detail about these at your initial consultation.

So What's the Difference Between Wegovy and Saxenda?

The main difference between Wegovy and Saxenda is that Wegovy is injected once a week while Saxenda is injected daily. Wegovy (Semaglutide) acts for longer, which is why it doesn't need to be taken so often.

Where Can I Buy Wegovy Or Saxenda Weight Loss Injections?

Weight loss injections are prescription only medication and it's important that they are taken under the supervision of a qualified doctor.  At CJA Lifestyle in Southampton, our doctors are fully licensed to prescribe Wegovy and Saxenda injections. These weight loss injections are only available online following a full consultation with one of our qualified doctors.

Book A Weight Loss Consultation at CJA Lifestyle

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To start your weight loss journey with the CJA Lifestyle Body Transformation Programme, request an online consultation click the link below.   
Alternatively email lauren@www.cja-aesthetics.co.uk.

At CJA Lifestyle, we offer Wegovy and Saxenda at the best prices to ensure that healthy weight loss is available for all.

If after your initial consultation you decide to go ahead, and your suitability for the CJA Lifestyle Body Transformation Programme is confirmed, you can be prescribed the appropriate number of medical treatments and be given a bespoke nutritious meal plan, exercise plan and general help and advice from our fully qualified team.