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Medication information

Ozempic 0.25/0.5mg 2mg/1.5mL inj.pen

This medication is typically used to control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Instructions

This product must be injected under the skin (subcutaneously), according to the technique you were shown. Be sure to choose a different injection site each time.

This medication is typically used only once a week. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Use it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.

Dispose of used syringes and needles safely. Your pharmacist can tell you the best way to do this. Like all individuals with diabetes, you should monitor your blood sugar levels regularly using the appropriate device.

If you forget a dose, contact your pharmacist. This medication may be taken with or without food.

In order not to cause hypoglycemia, avoid excessive alcohol consumption.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause diarrhea or constipation, depending on the person;
  • it may cause stomach ache;
  • it may cause nausea and vomiting.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. After its first use, keep it at room temperature and discard any unused portion after 60 days.

Additional Information

Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use an effective contraceptive method during treatment and for several weeks after the end of it. Ask your healthcare professional for details.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.


It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.