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2 Information about semaglutide

Marketing authorisation indication

2.1 Semaglutide (Wegovy, Novo Nordisk) is 'indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight management, including weight loss and weight maintenance, in adults with an initial Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2 (obesity), or ≥27 kg/m2 to <30 mg/kg2 (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity'.

Dosage in the marketing authorisation

2.2 The dosage schedule is available in the summary of product characteristics. An induction dose of 0.25 mg, titrated up every 4 weeks to 0.5 mg, 1.0 mg, 1.7 mg and 2.4 mg, is given, with a maintenance dose of 2.4 mg.


2.3 The list price of semaglutide (Wegovy) 2.4 mg and 1.7 mg is commercial in confidence and cannot be reported here. The list price of semaglutide 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg is £73.25 per pack (4 pre-filled pens; excluding VAT; BNF online accessed January 2022).