A Guide to the Ozempic Diabetes Injection

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a medication used to help those suffering from type two diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. Here is UK Meds guide to the Ozempic diabetes pen.

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What is Ozempic used for?

Ozempic is an injectable medication used to regulate blood sugar levels in those suffering from type two diabetes.

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How does Ozempic work?

Ozempic works by injecting medication directly into the skin, as opposed to consuming it via a tablet or liquid. Ozempic is a non-insulin medication. It works with your body's natural ability to lower blood sugar by binding itself to your GLP-1 receptors. It is a response medication that helps the pancreas to release insulin when your blood sugar levels are too high.

How is Ozempic used?

Ozempic is an injectable medication, similar to injectable insulin. When you receive your medication it is important that you read through the product information leaflet for full instructions on how to use an Ozempic pen correctly.

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Where is the best place to use the Ozempic injection pen?

Certain areas of the body are best to inject. The best areas to inject are the abdomen, the thigh, and the upper arm. If you are concerned about where to inject your Ozempic you should consult with your doctor for further advice. Only Ozempic injected into these areas will provide the best results.

What are the possible side effects of Ozempic?

As with other medications, there are some side effects that people may experience when they take Ozempic. The next slides explain the most common, and uncommon, side effects of Ozempic:

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Common Side Effects:

- Diarrhoea - Nausea - Low blood sugar - Vomiting

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Less Common Side Effects:

- Anaphylactic reactions - Increased heart rate
If you begin to experience any side effects that persist or become serious, contact your doctor as soon as possible to seek advice and help.

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Is Ozempic safe to use?

Yes, Ozempic is completely safe to use. Ozempic has been found as a safe and effective medication. However, some people should refrain from using Ozempic, including those who have:

- Medullary thyroid cancer
- Pancreatitis 
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome (type 2)

Why was Ozempic approved for diabetes treatment?

Ozempic was approved for use as a diabetes medication as it helps to lower the risk of serious heart conditions including heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related deaths in adults with type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Ozempic is most effective for helping diabetes patients when it is taken in conjunction with a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise. 

What is the difference between Saxenda and Ozempic pens?

The main difference between Saxenda and Ozempic is their function. Saxenda works for reducing appetite, whereas Ozempic is a medication for diabetes management.

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How long does an Ozempic pen last once it’s open?

Once you have opened your Ozempic weight loss pens they should be stored for up to 56 days in a refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C. After 56 days you should ensure that your Ozempic pen is disposed of properly per your instruction leaflet.

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How long can you take Ozempic?

When it was being trialled, Ozempic was used in four 68-week trials. This means that Ozempic is completely safe to use for up to 68 weeks. However, you should always consult your doctor prior to starting treatment to check if it suitable for you.

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Where can you buy Ozempic?

You can purchase Ozempic pens online from UK Meds with a valid prescription. If you need a prescription you can complete an online consultation with us, and if it is successful, a prescription will be provided to you.

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How much does the Ozempic pen cost?

The price of Ozempic varies depending on the number of pens you wish to purchase. At the time of writing, prices are as follows: - One pen - £129.99 - Two pens - £259.99 - Three pens - £379.99

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