The Ozempic Pen Uses instructions & procedure

Using Your Ozempic Pen

Ozempic (semaglutide) injections are taken once a week as directed, along with a proper diet and regular exercise.

How Do I Use My Ozempic Pen?

Follow this step-by-step guide on how to use your Ozempic injections safely and effectively.

Follow this step-by-step guide on how to use your Ozempic injections safely and effectively

Get Your Pen Ready

Ensure you have the correct medication by verifying that your pen is labeled as Ozempic. Confirm that the liquid in the pen is transparent and colorless.

How Do I Use My Ozempic Pen - Put on a Fresh Needle

Put on a Fresh Needle

First, remove the paper tab from the needle, then turn it on until the needle is securely tightened. Following that, remove both caps from the needle.

Check Ozempic Flow with Every New Pen

Check Ozempic Flow with Every New Pen

Rotate the dose selector to display the flow check symbol on the counter. Hold the dose button until the counter reads 0, and confirm a drop forms at the needle tip.

Use Ozempic Pen - Administer Your Injection

Administer Your Injection

Adjust the dosage by rotating the dose selector until the dose counter displays your required injection dose. For instance 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg.

You should insert the ozempic pen needle into your skin. Press and hold the dose button

Inject Your Prescribed Dose

You should insert the needle into your skin. Press and hold the dose button. When the dose counter reaches 0, count to six slowly and remove the needle.

Use Ozempic Pen - Post injection Steps

Post-injection Steps

Remove the needle from the pen carefully. Once removed, place it in a sharps container to ensure safety. After this, replace the pen cap back onto the pen.

How to Store Your Ozempic Pen?

How to Store Your Ozempic Pen - refrigerator between 36°F & 46°F

Until the Expiration Date

Store your unused Ozempic pens in the refrigerator between 36°F & 46°F (2°C and 8°C).

Store ozempic pens at room temperature between 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit

56 Days

Store these pens at room temperature between 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (15°C to 30°C). If you’re using a refrigerator, keep them at 36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit (2°C & 8°C).

What Are the Storage Guidelines for Ozempic?

  • Ensure proper storage of this medication by keeping it in its original container and out of the reach of children. 
  • Store it away from direct light and heat, and keep the pen cap securely in place. 
  • Avoid freezing the medication, and refrain from using it if exposed to freezing temperatures.
  • When traveling, store pens currently in use at room temperature, which falls within the range of 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (15°C to 30°C). It’s important not to leave them in a car glove compartment or any other hot location.
  • It’s advisable to record the date of first use for an Ozempic pen. Dispose of the pen after 56 days, even if some solution remains inside.

Is Ozempic Available in Multi-Use Pens Including Needles?

  • The Ozempic injection is provided as a transparent, colorless liquid in a pre-filled, disposable pen intended for single-patient use, available in these package configurations:

Red label

Pen that delivers doses of 0.25 mg and 0.5mg
ozempic Pen Red
Includes

X6

ozempic pen needle
  • It contains 2 mg of Ozempic.
  • The pen delivers only the beginning dose of 0.25 mg and a 0.5 mg maintenance dose.
  • Includes 6 NovoFine Plus needles

Blue label

Pen that delivers doses of 0.25 mg and 0.5mg
ozempic Pen Green
Includes

X4

ozempic pen needle
  • It contains 4 mg of Ozempic.
  • The pen delivers only the maintenance dose of 1 mg.
  • Includes 4 NovoFine Plus needles

Yellow label

Pen that delivers doses of 0.25 mg and 0.5mg
ozempic Pen Yellow
Includes

X4

ozempic pen needle
  • It contains 8 mg of Ozempic.
  • The pen delivers only the maximum maintenance dose of 2 mg.
  • Includes 4 NovoFine Plus needles

Missed Your 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
Immediately dispose of your used Ozempic pen and needle in a container approved by the FDA for sharps disposal after use

How Do You Dispose of Used Ozempic Pen?

Immediately dispose of your used Ozempic pen and needle in a container approved by the FDA for sharps disposal after use. In the absence of an FDA-approved sharps container, a household container is acceptable if it meets the following criteria:

  • Made from heavy-duty plastic
  • Features a secure, puncture-resistant lid that prevents sharps from escaping
  • Remains upright and stable when in use
  • Resistant to leaks
  • Marked to indicate the presence of hazardous waste.

Important Note: Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice and information. The information provided here is just a guide and should not be considered a replacement for advice from your healthcare provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions based on ozempic pen

You should discard your Ozempic pen 56 days after its first use, regardless of whether there is still medication left in the pen. Using the pen beyond this time frame is not recommended, even if it appears there is enough medication for another dose. After 56 days, it's important to start using a new Ozempic pen for your injections to ensure safety and effectiveness.

To determine if your Ozempic pen is empty, simply remove the cap and look at the window on the side of the pen. When the pen is full, this window should show a clear liquid, which is the medication you inject weekly. If this window appears clear with no visible liquid, it indicates that your pen is empty and it's time to use a new one for your next dose.

For optimal results with Ozempic, it is best to inject the medication into the front of your thighs, the front of your waist (abdomen), or your upper arms. To minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of tissue issues, you should rotate the injection site each time you administer Ozempic. Typically, after the initial 4 weeks of treatment, your dose should be increased to 0.5 mg once a week, unless your doctor advises differently based on your specific health needs.

You can inject Ozempic at any time, either in the morning or at night, as it does not specifically affect the medication's efficacy. However, to manage potential side effects better, such as nausea, you might find it beneficial to schedule your injections at a time when these effects are least disruptive. For instance, if you experience nausea after taking Ozempic, administering it at night might be preferable so that you can sleep through some of the discomfort.

Yes, Ozempic should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature between 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) before its first use. Once you start using the pen, it can be kept at room temperature (up to 30°C or 86°F) or in the refrigerator. However, it must be used or discarded within 56 days after it has been first used, regardless of where it is stored.