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Considering Ozempic® 

Ozempic® is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Is Ozempic® right for me?

There are many reasons that Ozempic® could be right for you if you have type 2 diabetes and you're struggling to lower your blood sugar and reach your A1C goal.

Ozempic® lowers blood sugar and A1C

Ozempic® is proven to lower blood sugar and A1C.

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Ozempic® is not for weight loss

Ozempic® may help you lose some weight.

Ozempic® is not for weight loss.

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Ozempic® lowers the risk of major cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease

Ozempic® lowers the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.

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Questions for doctor

Ask your healthcare provider if Ozempic® is right for you. Download a discussion guide to help get the conversation started.

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What is Ozempic®?

Ozempic® injection 0.5 mg or 1 mg is an injectable prescription medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar. It also lowers the risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.

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Questions for doctor

Ask your healthcare provider if Ozempic® is right for you. Download a discussion guide to help get the conversation started.

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Is Ozempic® proven to lower A1C?

A majority of adults taking Ozempic® lowered their A1C, reached an A1C under 7%, and maintained it.ª

Below are the percentages of adults who reached an A1C less than 7% with an average starting A1C of 8.1%:

  • 66% of people taking 0.5 mg Ozempic®
  • 73% of people taking 1 mg Ozempic®
  • 40% of people taking 100 mg Januvia®

ªResults from a large one-year study of 1231 adults when once-weekly Ozempic® or once-daily Januvia® was added to one or more diabetes pills.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that a reasonable goal for most adults with type 2 diabetes is an A1C less than 7%. Your health care provider will tell you what goal is right for you.

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Will Ozempic® affect my weight?

While not for weight loss, Ozempic® may help you lose some weight.

People with an average starting weight of 197 pounds lost arounda,b:

  • 9 pounds on 0.5 mg Ozempic®
  • 12 pounds on 1 mg Ozempic®
  • 4 pounds on 100 mg Januvia®

ªIn a large one-year study looking at change in A1C in 1231 adults with type 2 diabetes when Ozempic® or Januvia® was added to one or more diabetes pills.

bWhile many people in this medical study lost weight, some did gain weight.

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Has Ozempic® been studied for cardiovascular risk?

Yes. A study showed that in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease, Ozempic® lowers the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events such as heart attack, stroke, or death.

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How does Ozempic® work to lower blood sugar?

Non-insulin Ozempic® works with your body’s own ability to lower blood sugar and A1C. Ozempic® helps your body release its own insulin. And it's designed to respond when your blood sugar rises.

Ozempic® works to lower blood sugar in 3 ways:

1

Helps your pancreas release more insulin when your blood sugar is high

2

Helps prevent your liver from making and releasing too much sugar

3

Slows down food leaving your stomach

Savings & Support

How can I save on Ozempic®?

With commercial or private insurance, you may be eligible to pay as little as $25a when you receive a prescription for either a 1-month or 3-month supply.

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Savings on 1 month or 3 month prescriptions

ªApplies to eligible, commercially insured patients with coverage for Ozempic®. Maximum savings of $150 for a 1-month supply and $450 for a 3-month supply. Month is defined as 28 days. Offer is good for up to 24 months. Eligibility and other restrictions apply. Go to OzempicSavings.com for full program details and eligibility requirements.

 

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How much does Ozempic® cost?

You can look up your co-pay and see how much Ozempic® will cost you.

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How can I participate in the support program?

With Ozempic® you get access to TexT2Connect—a free savings and support program. After signing up you’ll get text support with reminders, inspiration, and resources to help you start and stay on Ozempic®

Text to sign up for Ozempic® support

Text BEGIN to 21848 to get started.

Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile service provider. See Terms and Conditions of Use.

Call for diabetes support

Give us a call for one-on-one live support from a Diabetes Health Coach—and to learn more about taking Ozempic®.

Call 1-866-696-4090 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET

Can I get live phone support for my questions about Ozempic®?

You can speak with a Diabetes Health Coach by calling 1-866-696-4090.

The Diabetes Health Coach will be happy to answer your questions about Ozempic®.

Taking Ozempic®

How do I take Ozempic®?

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 taking Ozempic®?

When taken as instructed, Ozempic®, along with diet and exercise, may help lower your blood sugar and A1C.

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Ozempic® may help you lose some weight. Ozempic® is not for weight loss.

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While taking Ozempic®, you may experience some side effects.

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What are the most common side effects of Ozempic®?

The most common side effects of Ozempic® may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach (abdominal) pain, and constipation. The majority of reports of nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea occurred during dose increases.

If you experience nausea, here are some tips that you might find helpful:

Eating smaller meals

Eat slowly, and eat smaller, more frequent meals

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Drink clear or ice-cold drinks

Bland foods

Eat foods that are light and bland, like saltine crackers or plain bread

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Avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods

For a complete list of possible side effects of Ozempic®, see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide. For medical advice about side effects, talk with your health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What will my Ozempic® dosage be?

Ozempic® is taken once a week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. 

Ozempic® pen 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg
Dosing 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg

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.

Ozempic® pen 1 mg
Dosing 1 mg

Your health care provider may increase your dose to 1 mg once-weekly if you need additional blood sugar control.

The maximum dose of Ozempic® is 1 mg once a week. Always follow your health care provider's instructions on how to dose Ozempic®.

How do I store Ozempic®?

How to store your Ozempic® pen

How to store unused pens

Store your new, unused Ozempic® pens in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).

How to store pens in use

Store your pen in use for 56 days at room temperature between 59ºF to 86ºF (15ºC to 30ºC) or in a refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes 

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin or doesn’t respond to insulin properly. To understand type 2 diabetes, you need to know what insulin is and why your body needs it.

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What is GLP-1?

The main ingredient in Ozempic® is called semaglutide, a man-made version of the human GLP-1 molecule, with some changes.

GLP-1, or glucagon-like peptide-1, is a natural hormone that helps your body keep blood sugar in balance. GLP-1 treatments work like this naturally occurring hormone.

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How can I learn about healthy eating?

Ozempic® and My Type 2 Transformation offer videos, recipes, and more to help you learn about healthy eating. Ozempic®, along with diet and exercise, can help lower A1C for adults with type 2 diabetes.

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How can I learn about staying active and exercising?

Ozempic® and My Type 2 Transformation offer videos and more to help you stay active. Ozempic®, along with diet and exercise, can help lower A1C for adults with type 2 diabetes.

Get Moving
How can I learn about managing stress and staying motivated?

Ozempic® and My Type 2 Transformation offer videos and more to help you learn techniques for dealing with stress and staying motivated as you manage your type 2 diabetes.

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