How to Take Wegovy®

Wegovy® is the first and only prescription weight-management medicine taken once weekly. It’s taken on the same day each week, any time of day, with or without food.

Wegovy® is available in 5 doses ranging from 0.25 mg to 2.4 mg, each of which is taken once a week. Each dose comes in a different color pen.



The Wegovy™ Pen
The Wegovy® pen

A. Expiration (EXP) date

Located on the back of your pen. Check that Wegovy® has not expired.


B. Dose

Always check that you have the medication and dose your health care provider prescribed.


C. Pen window

BEFORE USE: Check that Wegovy® is clear and colorless. Air bubbles are normal and do not affect your dose.


Check that the yellow bar has stopped moving to make sure you received your full dose.


D. Needle cover

BEFORE USE: Needle is hidden inside.


AFTER USE: Needle cover locks after use.


E. Pen cap

Remove it just before you are ready to inject.

How to use the Wegovy® pen  


See Wegovy® Instructions for Use here.

In addition to the video above, you can also learn more about using the Wegovy® pen below. Click arrows to learn more.

Wegovy® pen care, storage, and disposal
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Protecting your pen


  • Do not drop your pen or knock it against hard surfaces


  • Do not expose your pen to any liquids


  • If you think that your pen may be damaged, do not try to fix it. Use a new one


  • Keep the pen cap on until you are ready to inject. Your pen will no longer be sterile if you store it without the cap, if you pull the pen cap off and put it on again, or if the pen cap is missing. This could lead to an infection



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Storing your pen


  • Store the Wegovy® pen in the refrigerator from 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)


  • If needed, before removing the pen cap, Wegovy® can be stored from 46°F to 86°F (8°C to 30°C) in the original carton for up to 28 days


  • Keep Wegovy® in the original carton to protect it from light


  • Do not freeze


  • Throw away pen if Wegovy® has been frozen, has been exposed to light or temperatures above 86°F (30°C), or has been out of the refrigerator for 28 days or longer
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Disposing of your used pens


  • It's important to properly dispose of your used Wegovy® pens. Do not throw the pen away in your household trash. Instead, use an FDA-cleared sharps disposable container or a sturdy household container with a tight-fitting lid, like a heavy-duty plastic container


Still have questions?

Get personalized support with WeGoTogether

The free WeGoTogether® personalized support program features:


  • Phone calls with a dedicated WeGoTogether® Coach


  • Inspirational and educational emails and texts from your WeGoTogether® Coach


  • Skill-building activities and an online portal to check your progress

Could Wegovy® help me achieve lasting weight loss?

Get off to a good start on Wegovy®

Already been prescribed Wegovy®? Download our Wegovy® Quick Start Guide for helpful information on taking Wegovy®, saving on your prescriptions, the Wegovy® pen, and more.

Already been prescribed Wegovy? Download our Wegovy Quick Start Guide for helpful information on taking Wegovy, saving on your prescriptions, the Wegovy pen, and more.


Call 1-833-4-WEGOVY (1-833-493-4689) between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM ET, Monday–Friday.


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