Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ozempic? +
Ozempic is an injectable medication used to help normalise blood sugar levels in people that have type two diabetes. This medication is ideal for helping people to get their blood sugar levels under control. Ozempic can also help people to lose weight when it is used it in conjunction with a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine.
What does Ozempic do? +
Ozempic is a medication that helps people suffering from type two diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels good with a once-a-day injection. Ozempic is a GLP-1 RA, which is short for glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist. Ozempic is NOT insulin. GLP-1 is a hormone that is released by the body after you have eaten. By using Ozempic your body will receive a simulation of this hormone and will then work to reduce blood sugar. Using Ozmepic can help to prevent cardiovascular conditions such as strokes, heart disease and heart attacks.
How do you use Ozempic? +
Ozempic is a medication that is easy to use. For full in-depth instructions, you can refer to the Patient Information Leaflet that is provided with your medication. Prior to purchasing, here are our step-by-step instructions.
You first need to attach a new needle and check your pen. You will need to make sure your pen contains clear and colourless Ozempic. If it does, you should then screw on a new needle and pull off both needle caps.
Now, you should check the flow of your pen. Every new Ozempic pen will need the flow of medication checking. To do this you need to turn the dose selector to select the flow check symbol which you can check in the patient information leaflet. Then, press and hold the dose button and repeat until a drop of medication appears.
You will then need to select your dosage. To do this, you need to turn the dose selector until the counter shows your dose. Select the dose you have been told to take. Dosages range from 0.25 mg to 1.0 mg.
You can now inject your dose. To do this, insert the needle into the arm, stomach, thighs, or hips. Then, press and hold down the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, hold for at least six seconds to make sure you receive the full dose.
After six seconds you can then remove the needle. Replace the outer needle as well. Carefully remove and dispose of the needle into a sharps bin. Then, put the pen cap back on.
How do you store Ozempic? +
Much like other injectable medications, Ozempic should be stored at a certain temperature. To correctly store your Ozempic keep it in the fridge between 2℃ and 8℃. Once you have opened your medication it can be stored for up to six weeks at the temperatures referenced. Never store Ozempic with the needle still on.
What are the possible side effects of Ozempic? +
Prescription-only medications can come with some side effects that some people may experience. This is the case with Ozempic. There are more common side effects, as well as some rarer side effects.
Common Side Effects:
- Low blood sugar
Less Common Side Effects:
- Anaphylactic reactions
- Increased heart rate
What dosage of Ozempic do you need? +
Here is our guide on what dosage of Ozempic would work best for you.