The Skinny Weekly is an effective way to help you control your weight – containing the prescription drug Ozempic, it is a once-weekly injection that you administer to yourself to aid weight loss.
The Skinny Pen Weekly is a similar drug to Skinny Pen Daily (Saxenda) – working by mimicking the actions of your own natural hormones (GLP 1) which regulate appetite and how much you eat. Skinny Pen Weekly makes you feel fuller, for longer so you don’t eat as much or get strong cravings.
Similar to Saxenda, Ozempic stimulates insulin secretion and reduces glucagon (both hormones released by the pancreas) which can help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and help prevent heart disease and strokes.
The drug is approved in the UK to help you lose weight when used in a conjunction with an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. Exercise and diet are an important part of looking and feeling good – the Skinny Pen Weekly may help you further maximise results.
During your consultation, we will ask questions about your medical history, weight goals and history with weight loss before prescribing the medication and to ensure that Ozempic is the right choice for you.
The Skinny Pen comes in the form of an injection pen filled with Ozempic and has four needles. The initial treatment pen has 0.25mg per dose each week for 4 weeks. After 4 weeks the dose will increase to 0.5mg per week. The dose will then increase to a maintenance dose of 1mg per week. This gradual increase of dosage is the best way to help you adjust to the medication and avoid any potential side effects.
Ozempic has been studied quite extensively in multiple clinical trials and evidence clearly shows that more than twice as many patients achieved 5% and 10% body weight loss compared to diet and exercise alone.
Although Ozempic is safe for many people to use, there are links with thyroid cancer that you should be aware of. The drug is approved for use, by both the NHS and FDA but it is not fully understood why some people have the potential to develop these types of cancers. During your consultation, we will need to discuss your medical history and family history to assess if Ozempic is the best treatment for you.
Ozempic is only to be used as weight-loss treatment by people who have previously tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. There are also certain medical conditions, such as type 1 diabetes that will mean you aren’t a suitable candidate. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take the drug. Again, this will all be discussed on your initial consultation.
As with all drugs, Ozempic has the potential to cause side effects. When you first start the injections you may experience nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Therefore the dose is started low and increased gradually – this process helps avoid any of these unwanted effects.
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