Questions About How to Take Ozempic®
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).
Ozempic® is taken once a week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. The beginning dose is 0.25 mg 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.