How do I switch from Saxenda to Wegovy?

If you are currently taking Saxenda (or previously have taken Saxenda), then follow the below-mentioned guidance:

  • If you take 3.0mg Saxenda once daily, you can switch to Wegovy 0.5mg.

Wegovy and Saxenda are from the same class of medicines (GLP-1). However, they are different molecules and have different active ingredients. Starting from 0.5 mg will reduce the chances of side effects, making it a safer option. After 4 weeks on 0.5 mg, you can increase this to 1.0 mg and then to the higher doses accordingly, as per the manufacturer’s guidelines.

  • If you are taking a lower dose than 3.0mg Saxenda:
    You can start on 0.25mg Wegovy.
  • If you have been on Saxenda previously but had a long gap in treatment:
    You can start on 0.25mg Wegovy.

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