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Ozempic® Dosing

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.

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®.

Taking Ozempic®

One dose

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.

Missed A Dose

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.

Missed a dose?

  • 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 your regularly scheduled day
Call with questions

Have questions about Ozempic®?

Call 1-866-696-4090 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET, to get live one-on-one support from a Diabetes Health Coach.

Track your progress

Track your progress

Download and print out this form to keep track of your progress, so you and your health care provider can see if any changes need to be made to your diet, exercise routine, or medicine.

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Questions for follow up appointment

Questions for your follow-up visit

Download this discussion guide to help you get the most out of a conversation with your health care provider about Ozempic® at your next visit.

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