I have been taking Saxenda. How do I switch to Wegovy?

If you are currently taking Saxenda (or previously have taken Saxenda) then follow the following guidance:

  • If you are taking 3.0mg Saxenda once-daily:

    You can switch to 0.5mg Wegovy.
    Wegovy and Saxenda are from the same class of medicines (GLP-1) however they are different molecules. Starting from 0.5mg will reduce the chances of side effects such as nausea so it is the safer and appropriate option. After 4 weeks on 0.5mg you can increase this to 1.0mg and then to the higher doses accordingly.

  • If you are taking a lower dose than 3.0mg Saxenda:

    You should start on 0.25mg Wegovy.

  • If you have been on Saxenda previously but had a long gap in treatment:

    You should start on 0.25mg Wegovy.

If you need any further advice, clarification or guidance on this then email us on contact@mayfairweightlossclinic.co.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.