Serious Wegovy side effects are uncommon, but they might occur. If you have severe adverse effects, contact your doctor immediately.
If your symptoms are life-threatening or you believe you are in a medical emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number.
Inform your doctor about all of the medications you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some drugs may be affected by Wegovy.
Inform your doctor if you are using any additional
diabetic medications, such as sulfonylureas or
insulin. Wegovy delays stomach emptying and may interfere with medications that must move swiftly through the stomach.
Understand the medications you use. Keep a note of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when
you obtain a new medication.
Before you use Wegovy for the first time, your healthcare professional should teach you how to use it.
Wegovy is injected subcutaneously (under the skin) into your stomach (abdomen), thigh, or upper arm. Wegovy should not be injected into a muscle or vein (intravenously).
With each injection, rotate your injection site. Use a different place for each injection.
Wegovy should be used once per week, on the same day each week, at any time of day.
In the first month, start with 0.25 mg each week. Increase your weekly dosage to 0.5 mg after the second month. Increase your weekly dosage to 1 mg in the third month. Increase your weekly dosage to 1.7 mg in the fourth month, and to the maximum amount of 2.4 mg in the fifth month and beyond. You may modify the day of the week if your last dosage was administered two or more days ago.
If you miss a dosage and the next planned dose is more than 2 days (48 hours) away, take it as soon as possible. Do not give the dosage if you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days (48 hours) away. Take your next dosage on the same day every week.
If you miss a dosage for more than two weeks, take it on the next regularly scheduled day or contact your healthcare practitioner to discuss restarting your treatment.
Wegovy may be taken with or without meals.
If you take too much Wegovy, you may get severe nausea, vomiting, and low blood sugar. If you have any of these
symptoms, contact your healthcare practitioner or go to the closest hospital emergency department immediately.
Discuss with your doctor any side effects that persist. These are not the only potential negative effects.
For medical advice on side effects, contact your doctor. You may contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report adverse effects.
Wegovy is available in five different strengths.
Before you use your Wegovy pen for the first time, consult with your healthcare professional or caregiver about how to properly prepare and inject Wegovy.
Before you begin using Wegovy, please read the User Guide. This material is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare practitioner about your medical condition or treatment.
Do not use your pen until you have been trained by your healthcare practitioner. Before you begin your therapy, make sure you or your caregiver understand how to use the injection pen.
Read and follow the directions to ensure proper pen use:
When your sharps disposal container is almost empty, you must follow your community’s requirements for the proper disposal of your sharps disposal container. There may be state or municipal rules governing how used needles and syringes should be disposed of. To learn more about safe sharps disposal and particular sharps disposal in your state, visit the FDA’s website at http://www.fda.gov/safesharpsdisposal.
The pen should not be reused.
Do not recycle or dispose of the pen or sharps disposal container in domestic garbage. Keep your Wegovy pen, sharps disposal container, and other medications out of children’s reach.
A. Semaglutide is the active ingredient. Inactive ingredients include disodium phosphate dihydrate, sodium chloride, and injection water.
A. Similar Drugs: phentermine, semaglutide, Saxenda, methamphetamine, liraglutide, Alli
A. Wegovy may impede digestion and make it more difficult for your body to absorb any medications you take orally.
Inform your doctor about any additional medications you are taking, notably insulin or diabetic medications such as dulaglutide, exenatide, liraglutide, Byetta, Trulicity, Victoza, and others.
Other substances, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements, may have an effect on Wegovy. Inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking.
A. If you see blood at the injection site, gently massage it with a gauze pad or cotton ball.