Questions About How to Take Ozempic®

How do I take Ozempic®?

The Ozempic® Pen

You take Ozempic® once weekly with an Ozempic® pen. Read the Instructions for Use that comes with Ozempic®.

  • Use Ozempic® exactly as your health care provider tells you to.
  • Your health care provider should show you how to use Ozempic® before you use it for the first time.
  • Ozempic® is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach (abdomen), thigh, or upper arm. Do not inject Ozempic® into a muscle (intramuscularly) or vein (intravenously).

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What can I expect when I start taking Ozempic®?

What to expect with Ozempic®

Medical studies show that, along with staying active and eating healthy, Ozempic® may reduce your blood sugar. And while Ozempic® is not for weight loss, you may also lose some weight.

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What will my Ozempic® dosage be?

Ozempic® Dosing Schedule

Ozempic® is taken once a week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. The beginning dose is 0.25 mg once a week for the first 4 weeks. This will give your body a chance to get used to the medicine. At Week 5, your health care provider will increase the dose to 0.5 mg once a week. If, after at least 4 weeks on the 0.5 mg dose, additional blood sugar control is still needed, the dose can be increased to 1 mg once a week. There is a separate pen for this dose and you will need a new prescription. The maximum dose of Ozempic® is 1 mg once a week.

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