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Ozempic - Overview
Ozempic is a medication used as an agent to help improve glycemic control in some people with diabetes. People who need an Ozempic pen prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Ozempic medication (Ozempic pen) when appropriate to do so.
What Is Ozempic Used For?
Many people who use Ozempic prescription medication wonder how does Ozempic work? Ozempic medication is similar to dulaglutide (Trulicity), exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta), liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza) and lixisenatide (Adlyxin). Ozempic contains the active ingredient semaglutide - like Rybelsus and Wegovy. Ozempic prescription medication belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, similar to tirzepatide (Mounjaro, Zepbound). With a chemical structure highly similar to human analogues, Ozempic medication turns on the GLP-1 receptor which has the longer term effect of increasing insulin secretion and blocking glucagon secretion. Ozempic prescription medication may also slow down digestion and lengthen the sensation of feeling full. And when compared to human equivalents, Ozempic medication is somewhat more protected from degradation as it can bind to albumin.
Ozempic for Weight Loss
Some people have heard of Ozempic prescription medication being used for weight loss purposes. While Ozempic for weight loss is not currently approved by the FDA, the active ingredient in Ozempic medication is approved for this use in the medication Wegovy. Interest in Ozempic as a weight management option is related to the fact that the STEP 1 clinical trial demonstrated a mean change in body weight from baseline to week 68 of -14.9% in the semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic) group versus -2.4% with placebo. Study data released in 2022 demonstrated a 2.1% blood sugar reduction and also weight loss in adults with type 2 diabetes when using the new 2 mg dose.
Ozempic - Dosage
In conjunction with diet and exercise, the Ozempic pen is indicated for to help improve glycemic control in adult patients with type II diabetes. Ozempic medication is sometimes prescribed to people who are not achieving their target blood sugar levels while using medications such as insulin or metformin. Ozempic prescription medication is generally started at a lower dosing and then increased to a maintenance dose as determined by the response of the patient and the judgment of the prescribing medical provider. In many cases, Ozempic medication is started at Ozempic 0.25 mg once weekly and then increased to 0.5 mg once weekly after 4 weeks. Higher Ozempic doses might be prescribed if necessary. Ozempic medication was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017 after reviewing numerous clinical trials involving thousands of patients. In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, Ozempic medication, when compared to placebo, produced a statistically relevant reduction in HbA1c from baseline. Ozempic injection medication can be taken any time of day, with or without meals. Ozempic prescription medication is manufactured by Novo Nordisk A/S.
Ozempic - Cost and Savings
Ozempic medication is expensive, costing over $700 for one pen of Ozempic (0.25 mg / 0.5 mg). Ozempic prescription discount cards may be available online or through programs associated with the manufacturer. The Ozempic pen is produced in a process involving yeast fermentation and the solution itself is clear and colorless. Packaged to be usable for subcutaneous injection, a typical starting dose is Ozempic 0.25 mg once per week which can be titrated up to Ozempic 1 mg weekly but the regimen ultimately depends on the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. The Ozempic pen can be injected into the thigh, upper arm or abdomen subcutaneously and can be taken during or outside of mealtimes - generally at any time of day. Ozempic medication can delay emptying of the gastric contents and, as a result, should be used carefully when taken with oral medications.
Can I Buy Ozempic Online?
Ozempic is a prescription medication in the United States, meaning that one needs a prescription from a medical provider before the Ozempic pen can be dispensed by a pharmacy. Ozempic OTC (over the counter), as a result, is not available and one cannot just buy Ozempic online. People needing an Ozempic prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe the Ozempic pen when appropriate to do so.
Ozempic - Side Effects
Prior to using Ozempic prescription medication, it is important to discuss possible side effects with one's medical provider and pharmacist. Side effects that can result from Ozempic medication use include abdominal pain, upset stomach, constipation, nausea, gas, vomiting and diarrhea. People with a family history of thyroid cancer or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 should not use Ozempic prescription pens. Ozempic medication can delay gastric emptying and affect the absorption of other medications when used concomitantly. Pancreatitis has been reported in clinical trials of Ozempic. Ozempic prescription medication should not be used by people with type 1 diabetes. Ozempic and alcohol should not be used together. The Ozempic pen should not be shared between patients. People with a known hypersensitivity to Ozempic medication or similar medications should not use Ozempic prescription medication.
Ozempic - Foods to Avoid
Ozempic prescription medication should be used in conjunction with lifestyle and dietary changes. Foods to avoid when using Ozempic medication generally include greasy and fried foods, alcohol and foods high in sugar. Avoidance of these general categories of food tend to reduce the incidence of Ozempic's side effects in some people. People using Ozempic prescription medication should consult their medical provider for exact dietary recommendations when using Ozempic injections.
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Last updated December 4, 2023. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.