Everything You Need to Know About Wegovy

Key Takeaways

If you’re considering Wegovy as a potential treatment option, you likely have questions about what Wegovy is, how it works, and its side effects. This guide will help you learn more about Wegovy so that you can make a well-informed decision on whether this is the right treatment for you. 

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is the brand name for injectable semaglutide that is indicated for long-term weight management. The other form of injectable semaglutide, Ozempic, is authorized for sale by Health Canada to manage  type 2 diabetes. Both use the same injectable semaglutide compound and work the same way on the body. 

Injectable semaglutide helps the body better regulate blood sugar levels. It does this by mimicking natural hormones secreted from the pancreas that control blood sugar production. Injectable semaglutide also slows down digestion, so less sugar is absorbed from food into the bloodstream.

What is the difference between the various forms of injectable semaglutide?

In Canada, there are two brands of the same drug/compound, called injectable semaglutide. There are a few key differences between them, such as their intended use, dosage, and cost. Learn more about the differences between the various forms of injectable semaglutide

Intended Use:

Wegovy is indicated for long-term weight management. The pancreas secretes hormones that control blood sugar production—injectable semaglutide mimics this natural hormone. It helps the body to better regulate blood sugar levels as well as slowing down digestion, making your body feel “full.”


Generally speaking, injectable semaglutide dosing starts at 0.25 milligrams (mg) every week. Dosing typically increases every 4 weeks depending on your body’s response to the medication. From 1mg, the dosage will generally be increased to 1.7mg, then the maximum dose of 2.4mg for weight management.

Dosage Potential Costs for Wegovy*
0.25 mg Starts at $500
0.5 mg Starts at $500
1 mg Starts at $500
> 1 mg Starts at $500

*Prices shown do not reflect provincial or private insurance coverage and may vary by province.


The cost of injectable semaglutide varies because the different brand medication pens are different costs. 

For more information on determining whether you have insurance coverage for Wegovy, the Wegovy Patient Support Program can help navigate your coverage options. 

Explore the Collection of Blogs Below For All the Information You Need

Wegovy Essentials

How Wegovy Works Video: how Wegovy works in the body

Wegovy Side Effects Video: some common side effects you may experience while on Wegovy, and tips on how to manage them

Our Program

FAQ: Weight Loss Treatment at Felix: answers about pricing, eligibility, and more

Our Weight Loss Program Pricing: how it works and what you need to know about costs

Insurance Coverage for Wegovy: insurance coverage options for Wegovy

Getting Started

Starting Wegovy: a guide on dosage, the Wegovy pen, common side effects, and the Wegovycare® Patient Support Program 

Wegovy Injection Video: how to use the Wegovy pen

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