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The Ozempic® Pen
Using your Ozempic® pen
When taken as directed, once-weekly Ozempic®, along with diet and exercise, may help lower blood sugar for adults with type 2 diabetes.
Have questions about Ozempic®?
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For more details about how to use your Ozempic® pen, view illustrated step-by-step instructions.
If you’re used to taking a diabetes pill, you may have concerns about starting injections. Many people do. So it may help to know that the non-insulin Ozempic® pen comes with NovoFine® Plus 32G 4 mm needles—the shortest and thinnest needle available from Novo Nordisk. It’s as thin as 2 human hairs!
How do I use my Ozempic® pen?
This is a Quick Guide.
Prepare your pen
Check your Ozempic® pen
Read the label to check that your pen contains Ozempic®. Make sure that the Ozempic® medicine in your pen is clear and colorless.
Attach a new needle
Tear off the paper tab. Push and turn the needle on until it is tight. Pull off both needle caps.
Check the Ozempic® flow with each new pen
Turn the dose selector until the dose counter shows the flow check symbol. Press and hold in the dose button until the dose counter shows 0. Make sure a drop appears at the needle tip.
Give your injection
Select your dose
Turn the dose selector until the dose counter shows the dose you need to inject (0.25 mg or 0.5 mg for the red‑label pen, 1 mg for the blue‑label pen).
Inject your dose
Insert the needle into your skin. Press and hold down the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, slowly count to 6. Remove the needle from your skin.
After your injection
Carefully remove the needle and place it in a sharps container. Put the pen cap back on the pen.
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?
How to store your Ozempic® pen
Store your new, unused Ozempic® pens in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).
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).
The Ozempic® pen you are using should be disposed of (thrown away) after 56 days, even if it still has Ozempic® left in it. Write the disposal date on your calendar.
Put your used Ozempic® pen and needle in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container right away after use.
Unused Ozempic® pens may be used until the expiration date (“EXP”) printed on the label, if kept in the refrigerator.
Do not freeze Ozempic®. Do not use Ozempic® if it has been frozen.
Keep Ozempic® away from heat and out of the light.
When stored in the refrigerator, do not store Ozempic® pens directly next to the cooling element.
Keep Ozempic® and all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the pen cap on when not in use.