I have previously been taking Ozempic for weight loss. How do I switch to Wegovy?
If you If you are currently taking Ozempic or have previously taken Ozempic for weight loss then follow the following guidance:
- If you are currently taking Ozempic:You can switch to the same strength of Wegovy or the next higher dose. For example, if you are currently on 1.0mg Ozempic then you can go up to 1.7mg Wegovy.
- If you have been taking Ozempic previously and have had a short treatment gap of a couple of weeks:
You can continue on Wegovy from you left off at.
- If you have been taking Ozempic 1.0mg previously and have had a longer treatment gap:
You should start on the 0.5mg. Re-starting from 0.5mg will reduce the chances of side effects such as nausea so it is the safer and appropriate option
If you have been taking Ozempic for the treatment of type-2 diabetes then you should continue on Ozempic and do not take Wegovy. Wegovy is not licensed for type-2 diabetes.
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