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 Wegovy™ Supply: Frequently Asked Questions

 

  

    

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WEGOVY SAVINGS & SUPPORT

Due to high demand, you may have encountered a delay in getting Wegovy™. If you have, we are sorry. We understand that this is a frustrating situation, and we take our responsibility to support you very seriously.

We are making it our top priority to get Wegovy™ to people who have received prescriptions. Thank you for your patience as we work to meet the high demand.

Here’s a quick overview of the situation:

Since Wegovy™ was made available in mid-June 2021, demand has far exceeded our expectations.

You may experience a delay of a month or longer in getting your prescription filled.

We are taking every possible step to increase supply and expedite distribution.

We believe supply will stabilize in early 2022, if not sooner, depending on demand

See below for some frequently asked questions about the supply of Wegovy™. If you have any questions, call the Wegovy™ Navigation Line at 1-833-4-WEGOVY between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.

What’s happening with Wegovy™ supply?

How can I get Wegovy?

Wegovy™ requires a prescription from a health care provider. As a first step, have a conversation with your health care provider to see if this treatment is right for you.

  

What is causing delays in getting Wegovy?

Since Wegovy™ was made available in mid-June of 2021, demand has far exceeded our expectations. We are taking every step to resolve the supply situation. We have ramped up our production and assembly capabilities to meet the demand, and we are working to expedite shipping Wegovy™ to pharmacies, which is a lengthy, multi-step process. We believe supply will stabilize in early 2022, if not sooner, depending on demand.

 

Which doses are affected?

There are five different doses of Wegovy™: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1.0 mg, 1.7 mg, and 2.4 mg. All of them are currently affected.

 

When do you expect Wegovy to be available?

We believe supply will stabilize in early 2022, if not sooner, depending on demand.

 

What steps have you taken to address the situation?

We take our responsibility to support you very seriously, and we are addressing the supply of Wegovy™ as a top priority. To meet current and future needs, we have ramped up our production and assembly capabilities to meet the demand. For example, we have expanded to 24-hour production shifts at our site where the Wegovy™ pens are assembled and packaged. We are also working to expedite shipping Wegovy™ to pharmacies, which is a lengthy, multi-step process.

 

Getting supply updates and support

Can I be notified when Wegovy is back in stock?

Click here to sign up to receive emails about Wegovy™, including supply updates, as soon as they are available. The staff at your local pharmacy may also have information about their ability to provide Wegovy™ at the dose you need. If you’re enrolled in WeGoTogether, you will automatically receive these email updates. WeGoTogether provides free, personalized support for people who have been prescribed Wegovy™. If you have a prescription, you can sign up here.

 

If I am unable to fill my prescription, can I still continue WeGoTogether?

Yes, you can definitely continue with support and coaching from WeGoTogether. Talk with your Coach about personalizing your weight-management strategy so that you can keep working toward your goals while waiting for Wegovy™. Even if you don’t have coaching, you still have access to your portal, including a library of articles that may help you get started with planning meals and physical activity routines.

 

Prescription interruptions

I received a sample and I have a prescription, but I cannot fill it. Should I delay starting treatment?

Please talk to your health care provider about whether you should continue with your current dose or if you should wait until the next dose becomes available.

 

I can’t move up to my next dose because my pharmacy doesn’t have Wegovy. What should I do?

Please talk with your health care provider about the best course of action after you have taken your first dose. Your health care provider knows your past and current medical history, and they are the most equipped to make recommendations for you.

 

Are there other options?

Is there another medicine I can try that would have similar results?

We encourage you to speak with your health care provider about what medication may be right for you.

 

Is there a way to purchase Wegovy directly from you/the manufacturer?

No. We do not offer direct-to-patient (DTP) sales of our prescription medications.

 

Communicating with your pharmacy

Which pharmacies have Wegovy available?

Thousands of pharmacies across the country will carry Wegovy™ as supply is replenished. Unfortunately, we don’t have access to which pharmacies will or won’t have Wegovy™ in stock, or the best place to fill a Wegovy™ prescription near you. Contact your local pharmacy for information about their ability to obtain Wegovy™ at the dose you need.

Will I continue to be able to fill my Wegovy prescription at my local pharmacy?

We recommend contacting the staff at your local pharmacy. They are the best source of information about their ability to provide Wegovy™ at the dose you need. Please keep in mind that shipping Wegovy™ from the manufacturer to local pharmacies is a lengthy, multi-step process, and we are working to expedite it.

Has Wegovy been discontinued?

No. We are still making Wegovy™. Wegovy™ was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 4, 2021. Since mid-June it has been available in the U.S. as a prescription medication. Demand for Wegovy™ has exceeded our expectations and unfortunately, our initial product supply was not enough to meet all patient needs. We do have extensive production capacity and have already significantly increased the amount of medicine being made.

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Indication and Important Safety Information

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What is Wegovy?

Wegovy (semaglutide) injection 2.4 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off.

  • Wegovy should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
  • Wegovy contains semaglutide and should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products or other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight loss products.
  • It is not known if Wegovy can be used safely in people with a history of pancreatitis.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.
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What is the most important information I should know about Wegovy?

Wegovy may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. 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 Wegovy 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).

 

Do not use Wegovy 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).
  • you have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide or any of the ingredients in Wegovy.

 

Before using Wegovy, tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, including if you:

  • have or have had problems with your pancreas or kidneys.
  • have type 2 diabetes and a history of diabetic retinopathy.
  • have or have had depression, suicidal thoughts, or mental health issues.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Wegovy may harm your unborn baby. You should stop using Wegovy 2 months before you plan to become pregnant.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Wegovy passes into your breast milk.

 

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Wegovy may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way Wegovy works. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking other medicines to treat diabetes, including sulfonylureas or insulin. Wegovy slows stomach emptying and can affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly. 

What are the possible side effects of Wegovy?

Wegovy may cause serious side effects, including:

  • inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Wegovy and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back.
  • gallbladder problems. Wegovy may cause gallbladder problems, including gallstones. Some gallstones may need surgery. Call your healthcare provider if you have symptoms, such as pain in your upper stomach (abdomen), fever, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), or clay-colored stools.
  • increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those who also take medicines for type 2 diabetes such as sulfonylureas or insulin. This can be both a serious and common side effect. Talk to your healthcare provider about how to recognize and treat low blood sugar and check your blood sugar before you start and while you take Wegovy. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness or light-headedness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability or mood changes, sweating, slurred  speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, headache, fast heartbeat, or feeling jittery.
  • kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration) which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.
  • serious allergic reactions. Stop using Wegovy and get medical help right away, if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.
  • change in vision in patients with type 2 diabetes. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with Wegovy.
  • increased heart rate. Wegovy can increase your heart rate while you are at rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you feel your heart racing or pounding in your chest and it lasts for several minutes.
  • depression or thoughts of suicide. You should pay attention to any mental changes, especially sudden changes in your mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any mental changes that are new, worse or worry you.

 

The most common side effects of Wegovy may include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu and heartburn.

What is Wegovy? 

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What is Wegovy?

Wegovy (semaglutide) injection 2.4 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off.

  • Wegovy should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
  • Wegovy contains semaglutide and should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products or other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight loss products.
  • It is not known if Wegovy can be used safely in people with a history of pancreatitis.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.


Please click here for Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for Wegovy

 

Wegovy is a prescription medication.

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Indication and Important Safety Information

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy (semaglutide) injection 2.4 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off.

  • Wegovy should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
  • Wegovy contains semaglutide and should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products or other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight loss products.
  • It is not known if Wegovy can be used safely in people with a history of pancreatitis.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.

What is the most important information I should know about Wegovy?

Wegovy may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. 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 Wegovy 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).

 

Do not use Wegovy 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).
  • you have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide or any of the ingredients in Wegovy.

 

Before using Wegovy, tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, including if you:

  • have or have had problems with your pancreas or kidneys.
  • have type 2 diabetes and a history of diabetic retinopathy.
  • have or have had depression, suicidal thoughts, or mental health issues.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Wegovy may harm your unborn baby. You should stop using Wegovy 2 months before you plan to become pregnant.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Wegovy passes into your breast milk.

 

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Wegovy may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way Wegovy works. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking other medicines to treat diabetes, including sulfonylureas or insulin. Wegovy slows stomach emptying and can affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly. 

What are the possible side effects of Wegovy?

Wegovy may cause serious side effects, including:

  • inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Wegovy and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back.
  • gallbladder problems. Wegovy may cause gallbladder problems, including gallstones. Some gallstones may need surgery. Call your healthcare provider if you have symptoms, such as pain in your upper stomach (abdomen), fever, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), or clay-colored stools.
  • increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those who also take medicines for type 2 diabetes such as sulfonylureas or insulin. This can be both a serious and common side effect. Talk to your healthcare provider about how to recognize and treat low blood sugar and check your blood sugar before you start and while you take Wegovy. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness or light-headedness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability or mood changes, sweating, slurred  speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, headache, fast heartbeat, or feeling jittery.
  • kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration) which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.
  • serious allergic reactions. Stop using Wegovy and get medical help right away, if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; problems breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or feeling dizzy; or very rapid heartbeat.
  • change in vision in patients with type 2 diabetes. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with Wegovy.
  • increased heart rate. Wegovy can increase your heart rate while you are at rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you feel your heart racing or pounding in your chest and it lasts for several minutes.
  • depression or thoughts of suicide. You should pay attention to any mental changes, especially sudden changes in your mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any mental changes that are new, worse or worry you.

 

The most common side effects of Wegovy may include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu and heartburn.

What is Wegovy? 

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy (semaglutide) injection 2.4 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep the weight off.

  • Wegovy should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
  • Wegovy contains semaglutide and should not be used with other semaglutide-containing products or other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight loss products.
  • It is not known if Wegovy can be used safely in people with a history of pancreatitis.
  • It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.


Please click here for Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for Wegovy

 

Wegovy is a prescription medication.

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Questions?

Talk to your health care provider or call at 1-833-4-WEGOVY (1-833-493-4689) between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET, Monday–Friday. Select Option 2

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