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10th July 2024

Wegovy Injection Site: The 3 Recommended Areas

Dr. Jill Barat, PharmD
Wegovy Injection Site: The 3 Recommended Areas

When using an injectable medication on yourself for the first time, it might be a little intimidating. You might wonder what the best technique is, and where the best injection sites are.

In this article, we will cover the 3 possible injection sites according to the manufacturer of Wegovy, review why rotating those sites is important, and provide tips for if you are having trouble with certain injection sites.

What are the 3 recommended areas for your Wegovy injection?

There are only 3 recommended areas to inject your Wegovy medication. It is not suggested to inject Wegovy anywhere outside of these 3 areas.

The 3 Wegovy injection sites:

The upper arms

The upper legs (On the front of the thighs)

The stomach (Avoiding the belly button area by at least 2 inches)

Rotate your injection site areas each week

The three injection sites listed above are the only ones that you should be using when injecting your medication. 

But, it is not recommended to stick with only one site over and over. Multiple injections week over week into the same spot can lead to sore or irritated tissue. Help give each injection site some time to heal and recover before injecting into that same area again.

This may mean that your injection schedule goes: Left arm week 1, right arm week 2, left thigh week 3, right thigh week 4. And then repeat monthly.

Of course, this is just an example of a way to rotate injection sites. You can change this up to make it suit your preferences. 

To help keep track of your previous injection sites week over week, keep a small notepad with your medication, or even use the box to jot down the injection sites used.

Tips if you are having trouble injecting at a certain site

Some people may find that one or more of these injection sites is a little more difficult to inject into. 

In general, if the area is more firm, it may be easier to make a clean injection. Try to pick out firmer areas, like maybe your upper arm vs the belly, if you are having trouble injecting.

If you do prefer the stomach as an infection site, but are having some trouble. Standing up may make the stomach area a little easier to inject into.

Is Wegovy better absorbed from one site over another?

There should be no effectiveness or “speed to kick in” differences between using one of these sites over another. So, you might want to just go with the injection site that sticks with one of these 3 options, and that you prefer the most. As mentioned above, be wary of tenderness from previous injections and rotate sites each week.

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