Welcome to the Peppermint Weight Loss Clinic - we are a Certified Partner of the National Medical Weight Loss Programme. We are also registered with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) to carry out this regulated treatment.
We are offering a new way to lose weight with the latest clinically proven GLP-1 medication developed specifically for weight management.
Start your medicated weight loss journey with Peppermint Weight Loss Clinic today.
Please read the information below along with the patient information leaflet then use the 'Book Here' tab at the bottom to make your appointment.
Wegovy® is a weight loss drug containing the active ingredient, semaglutide. It’s injected into the body once a week to help you lose weight. Wegovy® is thought to be an effective weight loss drug when used alongside a healthy, reduced-calorie diet and increased exercise.
The drug has recently been approved in the UK, and is now available. It was approved in the USA in 2021.
Please click on the link below to check your BMI. We will check this at your consultation. You will need to know your height and weight to input into the calculator.
Wegovy® essentially works by suppressing the appetite and regulating food intake. The active ingredient, semaglutide, mimics the action of the hormone that’s involved in regulating appetite. This means you feel fuller for longer and less hungry. This can help you to eat less and hopefully lose weight.
It works best when it’s taken at the same time as making lifestyle changes (healthier diet and increased exercise). In fact, around 85% of users lost at least 5% of their weight, compared to just 40% losing 5% when no lifestyle changes were made.
When Wegovy® is combined with a reduced calorie diet and increased exercise, a 68 week study has shown that:
This compares to just 60% of people losing 5% of their weight when taking Saxenda® along with a reduced calorie diet and physical activity counselling.
You inject Wegovy® just once a week into your tummy, thigh or upper arm.
Wegovy® injections come in a variety of dosages. Depending on where you are in your Wegovy® journey, you will need to take a different dosage.
The dosage is upped gradually to make sure you cope with any potential side effects until you get to a sustained dose, this process is known as titration.
If all goes to plan and you can tolerate the treatment, the dosing schedule will be as follows:
Wegovy® can be used by adults aged 18-75 who have:
You won’t be able to take Wegovy® if you:
Like all medications, some people might feel some side effects from taking Wegovy®. It’s thought that more than one in 10 people might experience headaches, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, tummy ache or nausea.
Some people might also experience dizzy spells, indigestion and bloating among other symptoms. Find out more by reading the patient information leaflet here.
Peppermint Weight Loss Clinic only supplies prescription only weight loss medications after a full and thorough consultation in person at our clinic in Blackwood. As healthcare practitioners your safety and well-being is our top priority. GLP-1 medications are not suitable for everyone - as well as needing to meet the eligibility criteria for this medication we also need to take a full clinical history. This medication is prescribed to be used alongside healthy eating and physical activity lifestyle changes. We will work with you to set achievable goals of small and sustainable changes which we will review with you during your monthly face-to-face consultations.
During your first consultation, if you are suitable for this treatment, we will show you how to administer your medication and ensure you are fully informed about the risks and side effects associated with your medication.
We offer full clinical support throughout your weight loss journey with Peppermint. Should you experience any unwanted side effects from your medication, we are always available to support you in managing them.
At your appointment we will check the following:
**PLEASE NOTE, THERE ARE STRICT PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES WITH THESE MEDICATIONS WHICH MUST BE MET. AS WE WILL BE SEEING ALL OUR PATIENTS FACE-TO-FACE WE WILL BE ABLE TO CALCULATE YOUR BMI FOR YOU AND EVALUATE YOUR CLINICAL HISTORY. **
WE WILL NEED TO WEIGH YOU AND MEASURE YOUR HEIGHT AT EACH MONTHLY APPOINTMENT IN ORDER TO REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS AND MONITOR YOUR WEIGHT LOSS CAREFULLY.
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT OFFER THIS TREATMENT ON A MAIL ORDER OR ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION BASIS - ALL PATIENTS WILL NEED TO VISIT OUR CLINIC IN PERSON ON A MONTHLY BASIS FOR THE DURATION OF TREATMENT. YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE A ONE MONTH SUPPLY OF MEDICATION PER PRESCRIPTION.
**PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM**
!!GLP-1 MEDICATIONS MUST BE USED ALONGSIDE LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO YOUR DIET AND INCREASES IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY!!
Our consultations are FREE but if you qualify for the treatment you will need to pay for your prescription medication for each month that you remain on the treatment.
Price is based on a monthly in-clinic subscription!
This is prescription medication, therefore can not be returned for a refund once issued. Pricing is subject to change due to 'supply and demand' as a result of the current worldwide shortages!
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Peppermint Group Ltd is a limited company registered in England & Wales under company number 12163351. Registered Office Address is 229 High Street, Blackwood, NP12 1AL.
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