Dosing for Ozempic® (semaglutide) Injection
A once-weekly Ozempic Dosing schedule
Ozempic® is taken once a week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider, along with diet and exercise, to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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The beginning dose is 0.25 mg once a week for the first 4 weeks. This will help give your body a chance to get used to the medicine.
At Week 5, your health care provider will increase the dose to 0.5 mg once a week.
Your A1C needs may shift as your type 2 diabetes changes. That’s why Ozempic® offers pens that deliver doses of 1 mg or doses of 2 mg to give you additional A1C control. And while your dose may change, nothing will change about how you take Ozempic®—the 1 mg and 2 mg dose pens are the same as the pen you already use.
The maximum dose of Ozempic® is 2 mg once a week. Always follow your health care provider’s instructions on how to dose Ozempic®.
Take Ozempic® once a week, on the same day every week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider.
You can take Ozempic® with or without food.
You may change the day of the week you use Ozempic® as long as your last dose was taken 2 or more days before.
Learn the key steps to using your Ozempic® pen and how you can make taking Ozempic® a part of your weekly routine. best Ozempic Dosing
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. Ozempic Dosing
Missed a dose?
- If you miss a dose of Ozempic®, take the missed dose as soon as possible within 5 days after the missed dose
- If more than 5 days have passed, skip the missed dose, and take your next dose on your regularly scheduled day
Have questions about Ozempic®?
Call 1-866-696-4090 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, to get live one-on-one support from a Diabetes Health Coach.
Track your progress
Download and print out this form to keep track of your progress, so you and your health care provider can see if any changes need to be made to your diet, exercise routine, or medicine.
Questions for your follow-up visit
Download this discussion guide to help you get the most out of a conversation with your health care provider about Ozempic® at your next visit.