A once-weekly dosing schedule
Ozempic® is taken once a week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider, along with diet and exercise, to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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.
Your A1C needs may shift as your type 2 diabetes changes. That’s why Ozempic® offers pens that deliver doses of 1 mg or doses of 2 mg to give you additional A1C control. And while your dose may change, nothing will change about how you take Ozempic®—the 1 mg and 2 mg dose pens are similar to the pen you already use.
The maximum dose of Ozempic® is 2 mg once a week. Always follow your health care provider's instructions on how to dose Ozempic®.
Take Ozempic® once a week, on the same day every week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider.
You can take Ozempic® with or without food.
You may change the day of the week you use Ozempic® as long as your last dose was taken 2 or more days before.
Your once-weekly routine with Ozempic®
Learn the key steps to using your Ozempic® pen and how you can make taking Ozempic® a part of your weekly routine.
Your health care provider should show you how to take Ozempic® before you use it for the first time.
For more information about Ozempic® pen, see the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use or talk to your health care provider.
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