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What Is Ozempic® (semaglutide) Injection?

Discover the Power of 3 in the Ozempic® Tri-Zone

Lowering A1C is an important part of managing type 2 diabetes. But so is managing your potential risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events if you also have known heart disease. Ozempic®, along with diet and exercise, is proven to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. In adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease, Ozempic® reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart attack, or death. You may also lose some weight.

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Paul has type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.

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Ozempic® provides powerful A1C reductiona

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 professional will tell you what goal is right for you.

A majority of adults taking Ozempic® reached an A1C under 7% and maintained it.b

aIn 2 different studies, adults lowered A1C, on average, by:

  • Ozempic®: 1.4% (0.5 mg) and 1.6% (1 mg) vs placebo: 0.1%
  • Ozempic®: 1.9% (1 mg) and 2.1% (2 mg), taking 1 or 2 diabetes pills

from a starting average A1C of 8.0% and 8.9%, respectively.

bIn the same 2 studies, the majority of people reached an A1C under 7%:

  • Ozempic®: 73% (0.5 mg) and 70% (1 mg) vs placebo: 28%
  • Ozempic®: 56% (1 mg) and 64% (2 mg)
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Lower your risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events

Ozempic® lowers the risk of major CV events such as stroke, heart attack, or death in adults also with known heart disease.

People with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease are at a greater risk of major CV events such as stroke, heart attack, or death. Ozempic® is proven to significantly lower those risks.

Ozempic® may help you lose some weight

Ozempic® is a medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes that, along with diet and exercise, may improve blood sugar. While not for weight loss, Ozempic® may help you lose some weight.

Adults with type 2 diabetes taking Ozempic® lost up to 14 pounds.c

cOzempic® is not a weight-loss drug. In the same 2 studies looking at A1C, adults with type 2 diabetes lost on average:

  • Ozempic®: 8 lb (0.5 mg) and 10 lb (1 mg) vs placebo: 3 lb
  • Ozempic®: 12 lb (1 mg) and 14 lb (2 mg)

from an average starting weight of 202 lb and 219 lb, respectively.

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Here's how Ozempic® compared with other type 2 diabetes medicines in terms of weight.

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One dose, once a week 

Just one dose of Ozempic® works around-the-clock for a whole week. 

Ozempic® (semaglutide) injection 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg pen

Pen shown delivers doses of 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg.

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You can take Ozempic® with or without food. 

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

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