Does the Wegovy Injection Hurt?

Most people find the Wegovy® injection to be relatively painless and easy to do.  The needle goes just under the skin (subcutaneous) into an area of fat, not into muscle or a vein.  It’s recommended to administer in the abdomen or outer thigh (or you can have someone else administer it in the back of the upper arm).  To minimize discomfort, rotate injection sites weekly (e.g. left side versus right side), and if you are administering other agents in the same area of the body, do not inject right next to them.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with how to give yourself the injection and what to do with your used pen by using Wegovy’s instructional resources and discussing with your doctor.  

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Wegovy® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S

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Brooke Marsico, PA-C

Brooke Marsico, PA-C

About the Author
Brooke Marsico completed her physician assistant training at Midwestern University. Brooke is passionate about helping patients living with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss and improve their health.Learn more about Brooke here.