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More information about Ozempic
Ozempic is a non-insulin injection used to treat high blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes. It comes in the form of pre-filled injection pens and is often prescribed for those who cannot use other diabetes medications such as Metformin.
This medication should be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise regime to ensure successful blood sugar level management. It is not suitable for treatment of type 1 diabetes, so if you’re seeking treatment for type 1 diabetes you should consult with your GP.
You can buy Ozempic here at HealthExpress for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. All you have to do is complete a short, confidential consultation questionnaire which will be reviewed by one of our doctors.
Ozempic injections work to control your blood sugar levels (HbA1c levels). They contain the active ingredient semaglutide which is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like-peptide-1) analogue. It belongs to the same family as liraglutide (Saxenda).
GLP-1 analogues work by increasing the levels of GLP-1, a type of hormone called incretin hormones. These hormones are responsible for three main processes in blood sugar level management:
These combined effects are clinically proven to lower your blood sugar levels.
Ozempic injections have been clinically proven to lower HbA1c levels. In fact, clinical research has shown that up to 82% of 288 patients taking Ozempic reached their target HbA1c level, a success rate that was significantly higher than in other treatments. In addition, although many may feel some anxiety about administering injections, you only need to administer one injection, once a week.
Ozempic injections also have good implications on your cardiovascular system. It has been found to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, strokes or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.
Whilst Ozempic can also result in weight loss, it is not prescribed at HealthExpress for this sole purpose. Those seeking prescription treatment for weight loss should refer to the relevant page for our treatment options.
The starting dosage of Ozempic is one 0.25mg dose, once per week for 4 weeks. After which, your dose will be increased to 0.5mg for at least 4 weeks. If necessary, your dose will then be increased to 1 mg once a week. 1 mg per week is the maximum dose.
Please note that if you want to start a course of Ozempic, you must contact your GP or primary doctor. You must have been on a stable dosage for at least 6 months before you can purchase either the 0.5 or 1mg doses from HealthExpress.
You should take Ozempic once a week, preferably at the same day and time each week that you take it. Although if you need to change the day you take your Ozempic, you can as long as your last dose was at least 2 days prior. The best places to inject are your thighs, the lower abdomen and on your upper arm.
A short guide on how to administer Ozempic is as follows:
A thorough guide on how to take Ozempic with accompanying diagrams is available in the patient information leaflet, which is available to download on this page and will be in the box with your medication.
If you miss an injection, and it has been less than 5 days since your scheduled dose, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it has been more than 5 days, do not take a double dose. Take your next dose at the scheduled time. Taking too much Ozempic can cause dangerously low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia).
Ozempic pens should be stored in the fridge at 2 - 8°C and kept away from any light source. An opened pen can last for 6 weeks. Do not freeze Ozempic pens.
As with most prescription medications, Ozempic can cause some side effects. However, most common side effects are mild and go away on their own.
Common side effects include:
Another common side effect of Ozempic injections is hypoglycaemia or ‘hypo’, where your blood sugar levels drop too low. This is more likely to occur if you take other diabetic medications alongside Ozempic.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should remedy hypoglycaemia immediately:
For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
The medication should only be taken by those who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus; it is not suitable for those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nor for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
You should also not use this medication if you are allergic to the active ingredient semaglutide or any of the other ingredients in Ozempic. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use this medication and you should consult with your doctor for diabetes treatment.
Other groups of people may require some additional monitoring whilst taking Ozempic, including those who:
If you’re not sure whether any of these groups apply to you, please consult your GP before taking this medication.
Ozempic 0.5mg and 1mg injections are available to purchase here at HealthExpress for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. You must already have been on a stable dosage of Ozempic for at least 6 months before you can purchase it online from HealthExpress. All you have to do is fill out a quick consultation form that’ll be reviewed by one of our registered doctors. Once they have found you suitable for treatment, your medication will be dispensed and dispatched with free next-day delivery.
|Description:||An anti-diabetic treatment for adults with diabetes|
|Exemption:||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s):||0.25 - 1mg|
|Application:||Adults suffering from type 2 diabetes|
|Posology:||Consult patient leaflet|
|Drug class:||Glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists|
|Alcohol consumption:||In moderation|
|When Breastfeeding/pregnancy:||Not recommended|