Losing Weight Injections Wegovy Vs Saxenda

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Wegovy (Semaglutide) for Weight Loss

Losing Weight with Semaglutide & Liraglutide GLP-1 Agonists

Both Semaglutide (Wegovy / Ozempic) and Liraglutide (Saxenda) can play an important role at accelerating weight loss in individuals. These medications were only recently approved (2021) for weight loss by the US Food & Drug Administration. 

Both of these medications are glucagon like peptides 1, which signal the brain to suppress appetite. This can have enormous positive effects when combined with a healthy diet and exercise program. 

Daily weight loss is generally achieved when the medication is combined with a reduced carbohydrate diet since the process is to combat insulin resistance which generally occurs in overweight individuals. 

Vacationers Seek Weight Loss Meds in Costa Rica

Weight loss injections using Wegovy and Saxenda are popular among tourists vacationing in Costa Rica. Recently, many US-based medical insurance companies have denied claims for Saxenda or Wegovy for weight loss purposes only. 

If the patient is not diabetic, insurance companies don’t want to reimburse claims. Patients must incur the costs if they are to use the medication for weight loss purposes. Costa Rica travel enables patients to get treatment with the same medications from the same manufacturers for about 60% less than in the United States. When you combine physician consultation fees, it saves patients around 70% for treatment. That’s significant. In fact, the cost savings from a 3-month supply of diet treatment may cover most if not all of the patient’s travel expenses to vacation in Costa Rica.  

Wegovy (Olympic) and Saxenda are two of the most popular FDA-approved GLP-1 brands for weight loss.

In Costa Rica, Wegovy (Ozempic) and Saxenda are much less expensive than in the United States. It’s the same medication by the same manufacturer, but at a much lower price and tourists are taking advantage of the cost savings when vacationing in Costa Rica. 

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Wegovy & Saxenda GLP-1 Weight Loss

In order to get your weight loss treatment, you must schedule an appointment with our doctor. Most treatment programs can begin the same day. Or, get your treatment protocol, enjoy your vacation, and then start treatment once you return to the United States. 

Saxenda contains the medication Liraglutide. Liraglutide has shown to help with weight loss by controlling hormone responses to hunger. Wegovy medications contain the medication Semaglutide. Both are GLP-1 medications and work similarly to suppress appetite. 

The medications are recommended for adults with a BMI > 26 with weight-related medical problems. It may be used in children aged 12-17 with a body weight of about 132 pounds (60 kg). 

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¿Qué es la liraglutida (Saxenda)?

La liraglutida (Saxenda) es un agonista del receptor del péptido-1 similar al glucagón (GLP-1) que ralentiza el vaciado gástrico y aumenta la saciedad después de comer. Está etiquetado como un complemento de la dieta y el ejercicio para el control de peso en adultos con sobrepeso u obesos.

What is Semaglutide (Wegovy / Ozempic)?

Semaglutide (Wegovy) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that slows gastric emptying and increases satiety after eating. It is labeled as an adjunct to diet and exercise for weight management in overweight or obese adults.

What's the Difference Between Wegovy and Saxenda

Wegovy (semaglutide) and Saxenda (liraglutide) are both injectable medications FDA-approved for weight loss. Wegovy is injected once weekly. Saxenda is injected once daily.

The first medication FDA-approved for weight loss was Saxenda. More recently, Wegovy has been approved for weight loss. Both were marketed beforehand as diabetic medications. 

In a recent study, patients injecting Wegovy saw more weight loss than those who were studied with Saxenda. However, more study is needed to conclude if one medication is superior to the other. The difference in study design, size of the study, and length can all affect outcomes. 

¿Cuánto peso puedo perder?

La liraglutida (Saxenda) se ha evaluado en dos estudios de más de 3.000 pacientes obesos o con sobrepeso con hiperlipidemia, hipertensión o diabetes. En ambos estudios, agregar liraglutida al asesoramiento sobre el estilo de vida durante un año resultó en un promedio de 8.9 a 13.3 libras (4 a 6 kg) de mayor pérdida de peso.

Una pérdida de peso clínicamente significativa del 5% del peso corporal basal al año también fue lograda consistentemente por más de la mitad de los pacientes tratados.

Se logró una pérdida del 10% (aproximadamente 22 lb [10 kg]) en el 25% al 33% de los pacientes.

Nutritional Counseling

Se puede lograr una pérdida de peso adicional con dieta cetogénica, ayuno y restricción de carbohidratos. Nuestro equipo médico y nutricional ofrece entrenamiento adicional en esta área para ayudar a los pacientes a lograr los máximos resultados de manera segura. 

How to Get Wegovy or Saxenda in Costa Rica

Getting a prescription for Wegovy (Ozempic) and/or Saxenda for weight loss while traveling to Costa Rica is fast and convenient. Patients from the United States and Canada find that the weight loss programs in Costa Rica are 65% less than in the USA. 

Most patients continue with medical supervision via telemedicine once they return to the states. This includes nutrition & lifestyle coaching from our doctors and coaching assistants. 

Antes y después de Saxenda

Studies show that up to 33% of patients achieve 10% of weight loss. However, we find our patients can do much better by improving their lifestyle choices. 

Cuando está en el programa, alentamos a los pacientes a mejorar sus resultados de pérdida de peso con una dieta reducida en carbohidratos y ayuno intermitente de agua. 

Semaglutide or Liraglutide Cost Savings

Most patients in the USA can expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 per month for a diet. In Costa Rica, the cost of treatment is 50-60% less.


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