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Ozempic is a pre-filled injection that’s primarily for diabetes, but you can also use it ‘off-label’ for weight loss.

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This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.

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What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a pre-filled injection treatment licensed for type 2 diabetes. But studies have shown it’s also effective for weight loss, so doctors prescribe off-label for this purpose too.

Ozempic increases insulin productivity, which helps to keep your blood sugar under control. It also reduces appetite, making it easier to control your portions (which helps to control type 2 diabetes). You’ll be able to use Ozempic as a weight loss treatment if your BMI (body mass index) is over 28.

You only need to take Ozempic once a week, alongside a healthy diet and exercise plan. You’ll normally start out on a low dose, and increase this after the fourth week. It’s a ‘subcut’ (subcutaneous) injection that goes through the skin on your thigh or your stomach, so you don’t need to find a vein to inject it.

How does Ozempic work?

Semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic) is almost identical to the GLP-1 hormone, that’s made naturally in your gut and released after you’ve eaten. It regulates appetite and insulin secretion, and slows down the rate your stomach empties. This gives a longer sensation of feeling full, which means you don’t feel as hungry.

Semaglutide lowers blood sugar by helping your body to make more insulin, and preventing your liver from producing glucose. By slowing down the passage of food out of the stomach, it also slows down the rate your body takes up sugar from the food you eat.

What doses of Ozempic are there?

Ozempic is available in three different doses of 0.25mg, 0.5mg and 1mg. When you take it for diabetes, the dose you’re prescribed will probably depend on what stage of treatment you’re at. If you’re not already using Ozempic, you’ll normally start on the lowest dose (0.25mg) once a week, and increase this to 0.5mg after a month. You might be recommended the 1mg dose if the 0.5mg dose hasn’t worked well enough at controlling your blood sugar. Again, you’ll normally increase to this dose after a month of being on the 0.5mg dose.

If you’re unsure what dose to use, we can help you find the right one.

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How to use Ozempic

It’s important to use Ozempic exactly how your doctor has told you to. Always read the leaflet first before you use it for the first time, and if you’re not sure about anything, ask us for help.

  • The starting dose is normally 0.25mg once a week for four weeks.
  • After four weeks your doctor may increase the dose to 0.5mg once a week.
  • If your doctor doesn’t see any improvement in your blood sugar levels with the 0.5mg dose, it might be increased to 1mg.
  • Inject Ozempic under the skin.
  • Don’t inject it into a vein or muscle.
  • The best places to inject Ozempic are the front of your thighs, the front of your waist or your upper arm.
  • Inject once a week, and on the same day each week if possible.
  • The day of the week that you use it on can be changed – as long as you have at least three days between doses. After you choose a new day, the once-weekly dose should be continued.
  • It can be taken any time during the day, regardless of meals.
  • Always check that the solution in your pen is clear and colourless. Don’t use it if it looks cloudy or if the pen has been frozen.
  • Your pen should only be used by you (and no-one else).
  • Before using Ozempic for the first time your doctor or nurse will show you how to use it.

These are the instructions you’ll follow when using Ozempic for diabetes. If you’re using Ozempic for weight loss, they may be different. Your prescriber will tell you how to use it in this case.

How long does it take Ozempic to work?

Ozempic works differently for different people, and it might depend on the dose. In clinical trials, it took four to five weeks for Ozempic to reach a level of ‘steady state exposure’ in the body (which basically means having a continuous supply of the drug in the system).

Clinical trials also showed that 46% of people using the 0.5mg for a year lost up to 5% of body weight, and 13% of people using it lost up to 10%. In people using the 1mg dose for a year, 62% lost up to 5% of body weight and 24% up to 10% of body weight.

What should I do if I make a mistake when using Ozempic?

If you forget to take your dose, and it’s been five days or less, take the dose when you remember. Continue with your next dose on your scheduled day. If it’s been more than five days, skip the dose and continue with the next dose on your scheduled day. Don’t take a double dose to make up for the missed one.

If you accidentally take a higher dose than normal, or than you’ve been prescribed, let your prescriber know as soon as possible. You may get nausea if you take more Ozempic than you should.

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Ozempic: FAQ

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How is Ozempic different to other weight loss or diabetes treatments?

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Ozempic tends to be used when other drugs like metformin haven’t worked well enough at controlling blood sugar. It can sometimes be used in conjunction with these treatments.

Unlike other antidiabetic drugs, Ozempic works for a long time, so you only need to take it once a week, while other diabetes treatments often need to be used daily. Some weight loss treatments containing Orlistat also need to be taken every meal time, three times per day. So Ozempic is a much less frequent treatment in comparison.

Clinical trials have shown that Ozempic significantly decreases blood sugar levels in hemoglobin compared to other treatments.

Why should I buy Ozempic online with Treated?

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Talk to us about your health. You’ll be asked a few questions so that we can help you find the treatment that works best for you. From there, you can get Ozempic delivered to you and receive your treatment regularly as you want it. We’ll be in touch with you when your treatment has started to see how it’s working for you, and you can pause, change or cancel it whenever you want to.

Do I need a prescription for Ozempic?

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Ozempic is a prescription-only treatment. This means that it’s not available over-the-counter. If you want to buy Ozempic, you’ll need to speak to our clinician first, and they’ll decide if it’s a treatment that can be suitable for you.

Is Ozempic similar to any other treatments?

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Rybelsus is another treatment for diabetes with Semaglutide as its ingredient. It comes as a tablet rather than an injection, but it works in a similar way to treat diabetes.

Saxenda and Victoza are also injections used for similar purposes (weight loss and diabetes, respectively) but the active ingredient in them (liraglutide) is a bit different. You’ll also need to take these once a day, while you only need to take Ozempic once a week.

Which dose of Ozempic should I use?

Answer:
You’ll normally start on the 0.25mg dose once a week, and move up to the 0.5mg dose after a month. Some people may have their dose increased to 1mg if the 0.5mg dose doesn’t work well enough. Once you’ve talked to us about your health our clinician will prescribe a dose that should work best for you.
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