What are the alternatives to Wegovy?
The launch of Wegovy has been delayed in the UK. We list the four main alternatives to get you going on your weight loss journey, including "Wegovy in a pill" from same manufacturer
1. Rybelsus ("Wegovy in a pill")
An obvious replacement for Wegovy is Rybelsus - which contains the same active ingredient as Wegovy, Semaglutide, but is taken as a pill.
Rybelsus is an oral form of semaglutide is a medication used to treat obesity and overweight patients with a BMI of 27 or greater who also have at least one weight-related health condition such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Rybelsus is taken orally once a day without food, after you wake up - at least 30min before you have your breakfast.
2. Saxenda (Liraglutide)
3. Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)
4. Orlistat / Xenical
For the most price-conscious, the obvious option is Orlistat, which is also marketed as Xenical. Orlistat works by blocking the absorption of some of the fat consumed in the diet. It is taken orally up to three times per day. Studies have shown that, on average, people taking Orlistat may lose up to 5% to 10% of their initial body weight over six months to a year. There is no dose increase or titration period with Orlistat. The recommended dose is one 120mg capsule taken with each main meal that contains fat, up to three times per day.
So, don't worry, we've got you covered
The delay to the UK launch of Wegovy will be a disappointment to many. However, CheqUp provides a full range of options and support options which ensure that you are properly cared for regardless of the medication you are taking.
Published: 04 May 2023