Wegovy (semaglutide) is an injectable prescription medicine used for weight loss for obese adults and teenagers, or overweight adults with other weight-related medical issues.
Wegovy is a GLP-1 agonist and works by behaving like a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and activates the GLP-1 receptors, and this helps you regulate appetite and food intake
Obese (BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater)
Overweight (BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater) and have medical problems due to your weight.
Pediatric (12 years and older):
Obese (initial BMI 95th percentile or greater for age and sex)
Initial Dose Escalation Schedule:
Weeks 1 through 4 (month one): 0.25 mg subcutaneously once a week
Weeks 5 through 8 (month two): 0.5 mg subcutaneously once a week
Weeks 9 through 12 (month three): 1 mg subcutaneously once a week
Weeks 13 through 16 (month four): 1.7 mg subcutaneously once a week
Week 17 and onward: 2.4 mg subcutaneously once a week
Precaution & Warnings:
Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. It is important tot tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, Wegovy and medicines that work like Wegovy caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if Wegovy will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people. Do not use this medicine if you or any of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Proper doctor prescription is needed.
*Note: The prescription should not be older than 6 month.
Wegovy can slow your digestion, and it may take longer for your body to absorb any medicines you take by mouth.
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially insulin or other diabetes medicine, such as dulaglutide, exenatide, liraglutide, Byetta, Trulicity, Victoza, and others.
Other drugs may affect Wegovy, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.