How Long Can Wegovy® (Semaglutide) Stay Out of the Fridge?

Wegovy® can stay out of the fridge for up to 28 days so long as the temperature is between 46°F to 86°F. However, it is recommended to store Wegovy in the refrigerator and keep it in the original box to protect it from light per the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure to keep the pen cap on until you are ready to inject, as the pen will no longer be sterile if stored without the cap. Some patients may find it more comfortable to let the pen warm up before injecting the medicine into their skin, so you may want to leave it out at room temperature for 30-60 minutes first before you do your injection. Be sure not to drop your pen or knock it against hard surfaces, expose the pen to any liquids, and never use pens that could be damaged.

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Nathaniel Pedley, MD

Nathaniel Pedley, MD

ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Nathaniel Pedley is an internist and obesity medicine specialist who is passionate about supporting patients in achieving their health goals. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts for undergrad, and completed a post-baccalaureate in pre-medical studies at Columbia University. He continued at Columbia University for medical school and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at UCLA where he served as a Project Lead for the UCLA Department of Medicine Quality Team and a peer mentor to junior residents.