What is the maintenance dose of Wegovy?
The maintenance dose of Wegovy is 2.4 mg once a week. It will take 16 weeks to reach the maintenance dose.
How long does a Wegovy pen last at the maintenance dose?
The maintenance dose pen is colour-coded in black and contains 4 prefilled doses. So, each maintenance dose pen should last you 4 weeks.
How often do you need to increase the dose?
When you start Wegovy treatment, you will likely be advised by your doctor to increase your dose every 4 weeks until you reach the maintenance dose. Once this has been reached, from week 17 onwards you will take 2.4 mg once a week.
How many Wegovy pens will I need?
To reach the maintenance dose, you will need 5 pens in total. You will then need 1 pen every 4 weeks containing the maintenance dose.
Can I split my Wegovy dose?
No, each Wegovy dose is supplied as a colour-coded pen so there is no need to split the dose. If you are experiencing side effects with your current dose, you should speak to your doctor.
How long can I take Wegovy for?
Wegovy is approved for long-term use to treat overweight and obese adults. That means it can be taken for as long as it remains beneficial for weight loss or weight maintenance and isn’t causing intolerable side effects.
Some people experience weight loss within the first 4 weeks of starting treatment with Wegovy, but it can take several months to see the full effects.