Ozempic Dosing

Ozempic Dosing

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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Getting started

Ozempic® pen 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg
Beginning and maintenance doses

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.

Additional control

Ozempic® (semaglutide) 1mg pen
Additional 1mg dosage information
Ozempic® (semaglutide) 2mg pen
Additional 2mg dosage information

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®.

Taking Ozempic®


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

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You can take Ozempic® with or without food.

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You may change the day of the week you use Ozempic® as long as your last dose was taken 2 or more days before.

Your once-weekly routine with Ozempic®

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.

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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.

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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.

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