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wegovy FlexTouch 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 1.7 mg and 2.4 mg solution for injection in pre-filled pen semaglutide
0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 1.7 mg and 2.4 mg
solution for injection in pre-filled pen
▼This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See the end of section 4 for how to report side effects.
1. What wegovy is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use wegovy
3. How to use wegovy
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store wegovy
6. Contents of the pack and other information
wegovy is a medicine for weight loss and weight maintenance that contains the active substance semaglutide. It is similar to a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that is released from the intestine after a meal. wegovy works by acting on receptors in the brain that control your appetite, causing you to feel fuller and less hungry and experience less craving for food. This will help you eat less food and reduce your body weight. wegovy should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
wegovy is used for weight loss and weight maintenance in addition to diet and physical activity in adults, who have:
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of your weight in relation to your height.
wegovy is used together with diet and physical activity for weight management in adolescents ages 12 years and above, who have
As an adolescent patient, you should only continue using wegovy if you have lost at least 5% of your BMI after 12weeks on the 2.4mg dose or maximum tolerated dose (see section 3). Consult your doctor before you continue.
Do not use wegovy if you are allergic to semaglutide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using wegovy or during treatment if you have:
The safety and efficacy of wegovy in children below 12 years of age have not been studied and are not recommended for use in this population.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
This medicine should not be used during pregnancy, as it is not known if it may affect your unborn child. Therefore, it is recommended to use contraception while using this medicine. If you wish to become pregnant, you should stop using this medicine at least two months in advance. If you become or are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby when using this medicine, talk to your doctor straight away, as your treatment will need to be stopped.
You should not use this medicine if you are breast-feeding, as it is unknown if it passes into breast milk.
wegovy is unlikely to affect your ability to drive and use machines. Some patients may feel dizzy when taking wegovy mainly during the first 3 months of treatment (see section 4). If you feel dizzy you should not drive or operate machines until you feel better. If you need any further information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
For diabetics using this medicine in combination with a sulfonylurea or insulin, low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) may occur which may reduce your ability to concentrate. Do not drive or use machines if you get any signs of low blood sugar. See section 2, ‘Warning and precautions’ for information on increased risk of low blood sugar and section 4 for the warning signs of low blood sugar. Talk to your doctor for further information.
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per dose, i.e. essentially ‘sodium-free’.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is 2.4 mg once weekly.
Your treatment will start at a low dose which will be gradually increased over 16 weeks of treatment as follows:
You will be told to follow the table below.
Dose escalation Weekly dose
Week 1–4 0.25 mg
Week 5–8 0.5 mg
Week 9–12 1 mg
Week 13–16 1.7 mg
From week 17 2.4 mg
Your doctor will assess your treatment on a regular basis.
Adolescents (above 12 years of age)
For adolescents, the same dose escalation schedule as for adults should be applied (see above). The dose should be increased until 2.4 mg (maintenance dose) or maximum tolerated dose has been reached. Weekly doses higher than 2.4 mg are not recommended.
wegovy is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection). Do not inject it into a vein or muscle.
Detailed instructions for use are on the other side of this leaflet.
Tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Your doctor may adjust the dose of your diabetes medicines to prevent you from getting low blood sugar.
If necessary, you can change the day of your weekly injection of this medicine as long as it has been at least 3 days since your last injection. After selecting a new dosing day, continue with once a week dosing.
Talk to your doctor straight away. You may get side effects such as feeling sick (nausea).
If you forgot to inject a dose and:
Do not stop using this medicine without talking to your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people
These usually go away over time.
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
The warning signs of low blood sugar may come on suddenly. They can include: cold sweat, cool pale skin, headache, fast heartbeat, feeling sick (nausea) or very hungry, changes in vision, feeling sleepy or weak, feeling nervous, anxious or confused, difficulty concentrating or shaking.
Your doctor will tell you how to treat low blood sugar and what to do if you notice these warning signs.
Low blood sugar is more likely to happen if you also take a sulfonylurea or insulin. Your doctor may reduce your dose of these medicines before you start using this medicine.
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the pen label and carton after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not freeze wegovy and do not use it if it has been frozen.
Keep the pen cap on in order to protect from light.
Store in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C). Keep away from the cooling element.
You can keep the pen for 6 weeks when stored at a temperature below 30°C or in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C) away from cooling element.
Do not use this medicine if you notice that the solution is not clear and colourless.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
wegovy 0.25 mg FlexTouch solution for injection
One mL of solution contains 0.68 mg of semaglutide. One pre-filled pen contains 1.0 mg semaglutide in 1.5 mL solution
wegovy 0.5 mg FlexTouch solution for injection
One mL of solution contains 1.34 mg of semaglutide. One pre-filled pen contains 2.0 mg semaglutide in 1.5 mL solution
wegovy 1 mg FlexTouch solution for injection
One mL of solution contains 1.34 mg of semaglutide. One pre-filled pen contains 4.0 mg semaglutide in 3 mL solution
wegovy 1.7 mg FlexTouch solution for injection
One mL of solution contains 2.27 mg of semaglutide. One pre-filled pen contains 6.8 mg semaglutide in 3 mL solution
wegovy 2.4 mg FlexTouch solution for injection
One mL of solution contains 3.2 mg of semaglutide. One pre-filled pen contains 9.6mg of semaglutide in 3 mL solution.
wegovy is a clear and colourless solution for injection in a pre-filled disposable pen.
Each FlexTouch pen contains four doses. The pack size of each strength of wegovy contains 1 pre-filled pen and 4 disposable NovoFine Plus needles.
Your pen is designed to be used with NovoFine Plus, NovoFine or NovoTwist disposable needles up to a length of 8 mm
This leaflet was last revised in 09/2023
Before you begin using your once-weekly wegovy FlexTouch pen, always read these instructions carefully, and talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about how to inject wegovy correctly.
wegovy FlexTouch pen is a dial-a-dose pen that contains four of your prescribed doses of wegovy, to be used once a week for 4 weeks.
Please use the table inside the lid of the carton to keep track of how many injections you have taken and how many doses remain in your pen.
wegovy FlexTouch comes in five different strengths, each containing one of the following prescribed doses of semaglutide:
0.25 mg 0.5 mg 1 mg 1.7 mg 2.4 mg
Always start by checking your pen label to make sure that it contains your prescribed dose of wegovy.
Your pen is designed to be used with NovoFine Plus, NovoFine or NovoTwist disposable needles up to a length of 8 mm. The pack contains:
wegovy FlexTouch pen (example)
Different parts of your pen include:
NovoFine Plus needle (example)
Different parts of your needle include:
Outer needle cap
Inner needle cap
Check the name and dose of your pen to make sure it contains your prescribed dose of wegovy.
Pull off the pen cap.
Check that the wegovy in your pen is clear and colourless. Look through the pen window. If wegovy looks cloudy or coloured, do not use the pen.
Always use a new needle for each injection.
Take a needle when you are ready to take your injection. Check the paper tab and the outer needle cap for damages. If you see any damage, this could affect sterility. Dispose of it and use a new needle.
Tear off the paper tab.
Push the needle straight onto the pen. Turn until it is on tight.
The needle is covered by two caps. You must remove both caps. If you forget to remove both caps you will not inject any wegovy.
Pull off the outer needle cap and keep it for later. You will need it to safely remove the needle from the pen after the injection.
Pull off the inner needle cap and dispose of it. A drop of wegovy may appear at the needle tip. You must still check the wegovy flow if you use a new pen for the first time. See ‘Check the flow with each new pen’.
Never use a bent or damaged needle. For more information about needle handling, see ‘About your needles’ below these instructions.
Check the flow with each new pen
Only check the wegovy flow before your first injection with each new pen.
If your wegovy pen is already in use, go to ‘2 Set your dose’. Turn the dose selector until you see the flow check symbol.
Make sure the flow check symbol lines up with the dose pointer.
Check the flow
Hold the pen with the needle pointing up.
Press and hold in the dose button until the dose counter returns to 0. The 0 must line up with the dose pointer.
A drop of wegovy should appear at the needle tip. This drop indicates that your pen is ready for use.
If a drop does not appear, check the flow again. This should only be done twice.
If there is still no drop, change the needle and check the flow once more.
Do not use the pen if a drop of wegovy still does not appear.
Turn the dose selector until the dose counter stops, and it shows your prescribed dose.
The dashed line in the dose counter will guide you to your dose. The dose selector clicks differently when turned forward, backwards or past your dose. You will hear a ‘click’ every time you turn the dose selector. Do not set the dose by counting the number of clicks you hear.
When your prescribed dose lines up with the dose pointer, you have selected your dose. In this picture, the dose 0.25mg is shown as an example.
If the dose counter stops before you reach your prescribed dose, see the section ‘Do you have enough wegovy?’ below these instructions.
Choose your injection site
Choose upper arms, stomach or upper legs (keep a 5 cm distance from your belly button).
You may inject in the same body area each week, but make sure it is not in the same spot as used the last time.
Insert the needle into your skin.
Make sure you can see the dose counter. Do not cover it with your fingers. This could interrupt the injection.
Press and hold down the dose button until the dose counter shows 0.
Keep pressing the dose button with the needle in your skin and slowly count to 6. The 0 must line up with the dose pointer. You may hear or feel a click when the dose counter returns to 0.
Remove the needle from your skin. If the needle is removed earlier, a stream of wegovy may come from the needle tip and the full dose will not be delivered.
If blood appears at the injection site, press lightly on the area to stop the bleeding.
You may see a drop of wegovy at the needle tip after injecting. This is normal and does not affect your dose.
Lead the needle tip into the outer needle cap on a flat surface without touching the needle or the outer needle cap.
Once the needle is covered, carefully push the outer needle cap completely on.
Unscrew the needle and dispose of it carefully as instructed by your doctor, nurse, pharmacist or local authorities.
Never try to put the inner needle cap back on the needle. You may stick yourself with the needle.
Always dispose of the needle immediately after each injection to prevent blocked needles, contamination, infection and inaccurate dosing. Never store your pen with the needle attached.
Put the pen cap on your pen after each use to protect wegovy from light.
When the pen is empty, dispose of the pen without a needle on as instructed by your doctor, nurse, pharmacist or local authorities.
The pen cap and the empty carton can be disposed of in your household waste.
Needles are medical devices.
How to identify a blocked or damaged needle
How to handle a blocked needle
Treat your pen with care. Rough handling or misuse may cause inaccurate dosing. If this happens, you might not get the intended effect of wegovy.
If the dose counter stops before you reach your prescribed dose, there is not enough wegovy left for a full dose. Dispose of the pen and use a new wegovy FlexTouch pen.