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Wegovy (Semaglutide)

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0.25mg/0.5ml (1 Pen- 4 Disposable Needles)
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0.5mg/0.5ml (1 Pen- 4 Disposable Needles)
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1mg/0.5ml (1 Pen- 4 Disposable Needles)
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1.7mg/0.75ml (1 Pen- 4 Disposable Needles)
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2.4mg/0.75ml (1 Pen- 4 Disposable Needles)
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Wegovy (semaglutide) is a medication that is used with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help obese or overweight adults with weight-related medical conditions manage their chronic weight.

Wegovy is an injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.

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Elimination half-life

7 days

Dosage (Strength)

0.5mg pen of 0.5mg/0.5ml, 0.25mg pens of 0.25mg/0.5ml, 1mg pens of 1mg/0.5ml, 1.7mg pens of 1.7mg/0.75ml, 2.4mg pens of 2.4mg/0.75ml


Not Recommended



Protein binding

More than 99%

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Routes of administration



Wegovy is a subcutaneous injection available in a pre-filled pen. Each pen delivers a one-time dose of either 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 1.7 mg, or 2.4 mg.

Inject Wegovy into the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm once a week, on the same day each week, with or without food. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions or concerns you may have about using Wegovy. 

The usual starting dose is 0.25 mg once a week for 4 weeks. Your dose may increase every 4 weeks until you achieve 2.4 mg once a week.

The maintenance dose is 2.4 mg once a week.

If you have type 2 diabetes, monitor your blood sugar before starting and during treatment with Wegovy.


The active ingredient in Wegovy is semaglutide.


Avoid using Wegovy if you or a member of your family have had thyroid carcinoma (MTC), a type of thyroid cancer, or if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). 

Avoid using Wegovy if you are allergic to semaglutide or any of the other ingredients contained in Wegovy.



See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning.

  • In rodents, semaglutide causes thyroid C-cell tumors at clinically relevant exposures. It is unknown whether WEGOVYTM causes thyroid C-cell tumors, including medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), in humans as the human relevance of semaglutide-induced rodent thyroid C-cell tumors has not been determined.
  • WEGOVYTM is contraindicated in patients with a personal or family history of MTC or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Counsel patients regarding the potential risk of MTC and symptoms of thyroid tumors.
  • Prior to starting Wegovy, talk to your doctor:
    • About all the medications you take. These include prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Avoid using Wegovy with other GLP-1 agonists.
    • About any allergies you may have
    • About your medical conditions such as:
      • Kidney problems
      • Pancreatic problems
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • History of diabetic retinopathy
      • Currently have or have a history of mental health problems
    • About your pregnancy plans. Tell your doctor if you are currently pregnant.
    • About your breastfeeding plans. Tell your doctor if you are currently breastfeeding.
  • Store Wegovy in the refrigerator. Do not freeze Wegovy. After using your Wegovy pen, discard it.

Side Effects

The most common side effects associated with Wegovy are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness, indigestion, bloating, belching, flatulence, stomach flu, and heartburn.

These are not all of the possible side effects that can be caused by Wegovy. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop worrisome or continuous side effects.


  1. Wegovy. Plainsboro, NJ: Novo Nordisk Inc.; 2021.
  2. Once-Weekly Wegovy semaglutide injection. Accessed February 9, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions about Wegovy

What is Wegovy used for?

Wegovy is a once-weekly injectable medication used for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition.

How does Wegovy work?

Wegovy mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain involved in regulating appetite and food intake.

How much weight loss can be expected with Wegovy?

In clinical trials, patients lost an average of 15-17% of their initial body weight when taking Wegovy.

What are the most common side effects of Wegovy?

Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, and dizziness.

Is Wegovy safe for patients with type 2 diabetes?

Yes, Wegovy has been approved for use in patients with type 2 diabetes as it has been shown to improve glycemic control.

Can Wegovy be taken with other weight loss medications?

No, Wegovy should not be combined with other semaglutide-containing products, other GLP-1 receptor agonists, or other weight loss medications.

How is Wegovy administered?

Wegovy is a once-weekly subcutaneous injection that patients can self-administer after proper training.

Are there any contraindications for Wegovy use?

Wegovy should not be used in patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2.

Can Wegovy be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There is limited data on Wegovy use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It should only be used if the potential benefits outweigh risks.

How is Wegovy supplied and stored?

Wegovy comes in pre-filled, single-dose pens that should be refrigerated before use but can be kept at room temperature for up to 28 days.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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