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Wegovy vs. Ozempic - What Sets Them Apart?

You've heard a lot about Ozempic and Wegovy but what's the difference? Here's a comparison of the medications Wegovy and Ozempic:


  • Wegovy: It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for chronic weight

management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m² or greater, or in adults with a BMI of 27 kg/m² or greater who have at least one weight-related comorbidity (such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or dyslipidemia).

  • Ozempic: It is indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults, along with diet and exercise.

Active Ingredients:

  • Wegovy: The active ingredient in Wegovy is semaglutide, which is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Semaglutide is a synthetic form of the human hormone GLP-1.

  • Ozempic: The active ingredient in Ozempic is also semaglutide, the same as Wegovy. Therefore, in terms of active ingredients, Wegovy and Ozempic are the same.

Dosage and Administration:

  • Wegovy: It is available as a subcutaneous injection and is administered once weekly. Starting at 0.25 mg to 2.4 mg.

  • Ozempic: It is also administered as a subcutaneous injection but has a once-weekly dosing regimen. Doses start at 0.25 to 2 mg.

Weight Loss Effects:

  • Wegovy: Clinical trials have shown that Wegovy leads to significant weight loss in individuals who are overweight or have obesity, with an average loss of about 10%. In studies, patients treated with Wegovy demonstrated greater weight loss compared to those treated with a placebo.

  • Ozempic: While Ozempic is primarily indicated for type 2 diabetes management, it has also shown weight loss effects. Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with Ozempic have experienced weight reduction as a secondary effect.

It's important to note that both Wegovy and Ozempic are prescription medications, and their use should be under the supervision and guidance of a healthcare professional. The suitability of these medications for an individual should be assessed based on their specific health conditions, medical history, and goals.


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