Dosing Schedule for the Ozempic® Pen That Delivers 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg, Once Weekly

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 help 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, your health care provider may increase the dose 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.
Getting started with Ozempic®


Take Ozempic® once a week, on the same day, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider

Ozempic® Dosing Schedule

You can take Ozempic® with or without food. Before long, taking Ozempic® on the same day every week will become a regular habit.

  • Some people choose a day of the week that makes it easy for them to remember to take Ozempic® on the same day every week. For example, some may take it every Sunday night as they prepare for the week ahead.
  • You may change the day of the week you use Ozempic® as long as your last dose was taken 2 or more days before.
  • But make sure your prescription doesn’t run out! You want your medicine to be there when you need it.

If you miss a dose, don’t be upset with yourself

if you miss a dose of Ozempic®

Take the missed dose as soon as possible within 5 days after the missed dose. If more than 5 days have passed, skip the missed dose and take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.

For more information about Ozempic®, see the Medication Guide or talk to your health care provider.


set a weekly calendar reminder
Send yourself a weekly calendar reminder now! ›


Simply click on the link above. When the window opens, choose the day and time you want to take Ozempic® every week, and the calendar you use. If your dosing schedule changes, be sure to update your calendar!