When Should You Take Wegovy® (Semaglutide)?

Wegovy® should be taken on the same day of the week, every week. It can be taken with or without food. According to the drug manufacturer, if you miss a dose of Wegovy and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away (48 hours), take the missed dose as soon as possible. If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away, do not take the dose. Instead, take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day. If you were to take a “makeup” dose and then resume your usual schedule too close between injections, you could end up taking too much of this medication resulting in severe nausea and vomiting.

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

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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.