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Who is eligible for Wegovy® ?

Per the manufacturer, Wegovy® is intended for use in adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol.

Those with a history of any of the following conditions should talk to a doctor prior to starting Wegovy®:†

  • Endocrine tumors in the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, pancreas, or adrenal glands
  • A family history of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 2 (MEN2)
  • Diabetes-related eye disease or vision problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Active gallbladder disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Stomach problems
  • Thyroid cancer or if someone in your family had thyroid cancer
  • Pregnant, breast-feeding, or trying to get pregnant