Ozempic is a prescription Type 2 diabetes treatment medication that is delivered as a subcutaneous injection once a week. Semaglutide is the active ingredient in this medication, and it is a GLP-1rA class drug (incretin memetic). Ozempic works by binding to GLP-1 receptors and stimulating pancreas insulin release, promoting blood sugar being absorbed by cells and out of the bloodstream, and by reducing the amount of sugar released by the liver. Ozempic also slows food leaving the stomach as part of digestion to limit blood sugar spikes. This results in longer lasting feelings of being full after eating and it is only this part of the medication’s function that can contribute to weight loss from Ozempic.
Ozempic medication is administered as a subcutaneous (under skin) injection 1x per week.
Injection may be administered into the skin of your abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. If injection is injected into abdomen, you should avoid any area within a 2” radius of your navel.
Do not use the same location for repeated injections to avoid the chance of developing lipodystrophy. Inject in a new one of the three potential locations each time, and most people will alternate between the 3.
Prepare your pen by making sure that the Ozempic medicine in your pen is clear and colorless.
Attach a new needle by first tearing off the paper tab. Push and turn the needle on until it is tight and then pull off both needle caps.
Confirm the flow for the pen by turning 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 (zero). A drop should appear at the needle tip, and seeing this drop is necessary before you proceed with your Ozempic pen injection.
Now turn the dose selector until the dose counter shows the required dose needed (0.25 mg or 0.5 mg for the red-label pen, 1 mg for the blue-label pen and as indicated in your prescription).
Insert the needle into your skin and press and hold down the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, you should count to 6 before removing the needle from your skin to ensure your entire Ozempic dose has been injected.
The active ingredient in Ozempic is Semaglutide.
Do not exceed dosage regulation of no more than ONE Ozempic injection per week, as per the guidelines established by the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Ozempic is not to be taken for weight loss and any weight loss will only occur if the patient engages in dietary changes and increased exercise levels as will be recommended in your prescription and the discussions you have with your doctor before you receive a prescription and switch to Ozempic.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver or kidney disease, gallbladder disease, medullary thyroid carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, pancreatitis, or severe depression including suicidal or self-harm thoughts before starting on Ozempic.
If you plan to become pregnant you should stop using Ozempic for 2 months prior to your planned date to conceive.
Store unused Ozempic medication in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Once a pen is in use you can store it at room temperature 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C) or in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Dispose of any Ozempic pen after 56 days, even if there is some medication remaining in it.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Ozempic and other Rx or OTC medications, including amlodipine / aspirin / atorvastatin / bupropion / duloxetine / furosemide / gabapentin / hydrochlorothiazide / empagliflozin / levothyroxine / lisinopril / losartan / metformin / metoprolol / omeprazole / pantoprazole / rosuvastatin / trazodone.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Ozempic online.
Side effects from the Ozempic pen may occur, and some users may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, heartburn, or burping. If Ozempic side effects are experienced, you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again regarding diabetes pen alternatives for Type 2 diabetes treatment.