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If you have questions about starting or taking medicine, your healthcare provider is the best source for answers. However, you can also find helpful information here.

  • Is there a specific time of day when I should take it?
    For optimal results, it is advised to take the medication once a week at a convenient time consistent with your schedule.
  • What is the expected rate of weight loss?
    The timeline for seeing results from medication can vary as individuals may react differently. It's advisable to consult your healthcare provider for realistic expectations. Optimize for: medication results timeline, individual response to medicine, consult a healthcare provider for expectations.
  • Can I bring my medication while travelling?
    Yes, but to avoid freezing, it is advisable to keep your pen in your carry-on bag while travelling by air. Additionally, it's important to check with your airline regarding their specific baggage guidelines.
  • Is quick weight loss safe for health?
    Losing weight rapidly poses risks and can result in health complications. For safe and sustainable results, a recommended rate is typically 1-2 pounds per week.
  • What is the functioning process of a weight loss clinic?
    When you visit a weight loss clinic, your health and weight loss objectives are evaluated first. A customized plan is then created for you, incorporating dietary adjustments, exercise regimes, and possibly medications. The clinic also offers counseling and assistance to ensure you successfully reach your weight loss goals.
  • What types of services are provided by weight loss clinics?
    Weight loss clinics provide a variety of services, such as medical evaluations, customized weight loss plans, dietary advice, exercise regimens, and medication supervision. Certain clinics may also offer bariatric surgery, liposuction, or other procedures aimed at weight loss.
  • Is it possible to achieve weight loss without visiting a weight loss clinic?
    Losing weight can be achieved without relying on a weight loss clinic. Nonetheless, collaborating with a healthcare provider or weight loss specialist can offer personalized strategies and valuable support throughout the journey.
  • What type of assistance can I expect while participating in my medical weight loss program?
    Patients undergoing a medical weight loss program can rely on consistent guidance from healthcare experts. This involves regular progress tracking, counselling, and behavioural therapy, alongside valuable resources like personalized meal plans and exercise programs.
  • What is the maximum amount of weight that I can lose in a healthy manner?
    In a 68-week medical trial involving 1,961 adults suffering from obesity or excessive weight linked to a medical condition, participants experienced an average weight loss of approximately ~35 lbs (~15% of body weight). In comparison, individuals who received a placebo only lost an average of 6 lbs (~2.5% of body weight). Both groups had a similar starting weight of around ~232 lbs. A 68-week medical study was conducted on adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) and adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who had weight-related medical issues like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. The study excluded individuals with type 2 diabetes. Participants in both groups were advised to combine the medication with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. The study revealed that 7% of Wegovy™ users (92 individuals) discontinued the study due to side effects, while only 3.1% of placebo users (20 individuals) did the same.
  • Is it possible to switch the day I consume it?
    You may alter your weekly medication day if your previous dosage was administered at least 48 hours before.
  • Can there be any adverse reactions or consequences?
    You might encounter some adverse effects, which can include: If you experience discomforts such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, or fatigue, it is important to inform your healthcare provider. Other symptoms like upset stomach, dizziness, bloating, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn should also be reported. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance on managing these side effects.
  • What are some effective ways to sustain weight loss after discontinuing a weight loss program or medication?
    Sustaining weight loss post-weight loss clinic necessitates consistent adoption of healthy eating patterns, exercise routines, and stress mitigation strategies. Ongoing monitoring of weight and lifestyle adjustments are crucial to avert weight regain.
  • What should I do if I'm aware that my insurance will not provide coverage for the medication?
    No worries! Learn more about our one-year financing program with no interest when you contact us today!
  • Who is eligible for medical weight loss?
    If you're struggling with excess weight and aiming to enhance your health and well-being, medical weight loss could be an ideal solution. It's crucial to seek advice from a medical expert to evaluate your medical background and current health status to determine if medical weight loss is appropriate for you.
  • What is the proper way to get rid of a pen?
    Dispose of pens properly by using an FDA-cleared sharps container or a sturdy household container with a tight-fitting lid. Avoid throwing them in regular trash. Keep your household safe with these simple steps.
  • What is the best time to take medicine, before or after eating?
    The taking of medication can be done with or without food, depending on personal preference.
  • If the liquid in my pen is not clear, what steps should I take?
    Don't use discoloured or murky medicine, reach out for a replacement right away to ensure your safety.
  • Can you explain what medical weight loss is and how it distinguishes itself from other weight loss approaches?
    A medical specialist will create a customised plan for each patient to reduce weight in a secure and healthy manner. In contrast to conventional weight loss programmes, medical weight loss considers a person's medical background, present health, and any underlying medical issues that might be influencing their weight loss objectives.
  • If I miss a dose of medication, what steps should I take?
    If you forget to take a dose and the next one is due in over 48 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if the next dose is less than 48 hours away, wait until the next scheduled time to take it. If you miss multiple doses for over two weeks, it's best to speak to your healthcare provider about restarting your treatment. Stick to your regular schedule for your next dose.
  • Is the weight loss program covered by my insurance?
    Check out our Financing page to see which insurance may or may not cover it or directly contact your insurance provider.
  • What can be anticipated in an initial consultation for medical weight loss?
    In your first appointment, a healthcare provider will examine your medical history, conduct a physical assessment, and address your weight loss objectives and any underlying health conditions that may be influencing your weight. They may also talk about your existing exercise and dietary patterns and suggest modifications that can assist in achieving your weight loss objectives.
  • Can you explain what a medical weight loss program typically entails?
    A personalized medical weight loss program combines dietary changes, exercise, and behavioural therapy, and may include medication or supplements. Regular check-ins with a medical professional ensure progress is monitored and the program adjusted as needed to meet each patient's unique needs.

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