Wegovy® Pen Instructions | Wegovy® (semaglutide) Injection 2.4 mg (2024)

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This video is based on the Instructions for Use that come with your Wegovy® pen.

You should store Wegovy® in the refrigerator. If needed, however, Wegovy® can be kept outside of the refrigerator between 46°F to 86°F for up to 28 days. Keep Wegovy® in the original carton to protect it from light. Throw away the pen if Wegovy® has been frozen. You may consider leaving your pen out to reach room temperature before using it. Make sure to leave the cap on your pen during this time.

Before you use your Wegovy® pen for the first time, make sure you read the Instructions for Use and Medication Guide that come with your pen, and that you talk to your health care provider about how to prepare for and inject Wegovy® correctly.

In each pack of Wegovy®, you’ll get 4 pens that are all the same dose. You will use 1 pen each week, on the same day each week at any time of day. Each pen is for one-time use only and comes with a preset dose. The needle is covered and will not be seen.

Now let’s talk about how to use your Wegovy® pen. We’ll discuss preparation, injection, and disposal.

To prepare, start by washing your hands. Next, let’s check a few things.

Make sure the pen indicates the correct medication and dose your healthcare provider prescribed. Check the pen window to make sure the medicine is clear and colorless. Do not use your Wegovy® pen if the pen appears to have been used or any part of the pen appears broken (for example, if the pen has been dropped) or if the expiration date on the back has passed. If you notice any of these things, call 1-833-934-6891. Today I’m demonstrating with the 0.25 mg pen, which is the first dose you’ll start on with Wegovy®.

Next, your health care provider can help you choose the injection site that is best for you. This can be your upper legs, lower stomach, or upper arms. You can inject Wegovy® in the same part of your body each week, but make sure it is not in the exact same spot each time.

Make sure to clean your injection site with an alcohol swab or soap and water, and don’t touch the area after cleaning. Allow your skin to dry before injecting.

Now let’s walk through the injection from start to finish.

Remove the pen cap by pulling it straight off your Wegovy® pen. It may help to create a firm area to inject. Line up the pen straight against your injection site so you can clearly see the pen’s window.

To start the injection, push the pen firmly against your skin. Make sure you continue pressing the pen firmly against your skin for the entire injection, which should take about 10 seconds.

When you hear the first click, the injection has started and the yellow bar in the pen window should start moving. If you do not hear the first click and the yellow bar does not start moving, press the pen more firmly against your skin. When the injection is still in progress, you will hear a second click. The second click means the injection is ongoing. So, keep applying pressure until the yellow bar stops moving.

The pen window will look like this when the injection is complete. The yellow bar will not fill the entire pen window. Do not remove the pen from your skin before the yellow bar in the pen window has stopped moving. Once you’re done with your injection, slowly lift the pen away from your skin.

If you’re experiencing difficulties injecting, you can switch to a more firm injection site, such as your upper leg or upper arm. Or consider standing up while injecting into the lower stomach.

If the pen is removed from your skin too early or you have not pressed the pen firmly against your skin for the entire injection, medication may appear on the skin or squirt from the needle, and you may not get your full dose. Make sure the next time you inject to keep applying pressure until the yellow bar stops moving. Then you can lift the pen slowly from your skin.

Now it’s time to safely throw away or dispose of your pen. Do not throw the pen away in your household trash. Instead, use an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container or a sturdy household container with a tight-fitting lid, like a heavy-duty plastic container. Contact your local municipality to find where you can dispose of needles.

And that’s it–you’re done! Now you’re ready to start using your Wegovy® pen. You’ve got this!

And remember: we’re here for you! If you have any questions, call 1-833-4-WEGOVY.

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.

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Prepare for your injection
  • Supplies you will need to give your Wegovy®injection: your Wegovy®pen, 1 alcohol swab or soap and water, 1 gauze pad or cotton ball, 1 sharps disposable container for used Wegovy®pens
  • Wash your hands
  • Check your Wegovy®pen

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Do not use your Wegovy®pen if:

  • The pen appears to have been used or any part of the pen appears broken; for example, if it has been dropped
  • The Wegovy®medicine is not clear and colorless through the pen window
  • The expiration date (EXP) has passed

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Choose your injection site
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  • Your health care provider can help you choose the injection site that is best for you
  • You may inject into your upper legs (front of the thighs), lower stomach (keep 2 inches away from your belly button), or upper arm
  • Do not inject into an area where the skin is tender, bruised, red, or hard. Avoid injecting into areas with scars or stretch marks
  • You may inject in the same body area each week, but make sure it is not in the same spot each time

Clean the injection site with an alcohol swab or soap and water. Do not touch the injection site after cleaning.

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Remove pen cap
  • Pull the pen cap straight off your pen
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Inject Wegovy®
  • Push the pen firmly against your skin and keep applying pressure until the yellow bar has stopped moving
  • If the yellow bar does not start moving, press the pen more firmly against your skin

  • You will hear 2 clicks during the injection
    • Click 1: The injection has started
    • Click 2: The injection is ongoing
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Wegovy® Pen Instructions | Wegovy® (semaglutide) Injection 2.4 mg (9)

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Troubleshooting
  • If you have problems injecting, change to a more firm injection site, such as upper leg, or upper arm or consider standing up while injecting into the lower stomach
  • If medicine appears on the skin or squirts from the needle, make sure the next time you inject to keep applying pressure until the yellow bar has stopped moving. Then you can lift the pen slowly from your skin

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Throw away (dispose of) the pen
  • Safely dispose of the pen right away after use. Do not throw the pen away in your household trash. Instead, use an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container or a sturdy household container with a tight-fitting lid, like a heavy-duty plastic container. Learn more in theWegovy®Medication Guide.
  • What if blood appears after injection?

    If blood appears at the injection site, press lightly with a gauze pad or cotton ball.

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