See how to adjust your patients’ dose, and prescribe Ozempic® in your EHR system.
Starting patients on once-weekly Ozempic®
Once-weekly dosing designed with patients in mind1
Gradual dose escalation designed to help patients adjust to therapya
aThe starting dose of 0.25 mg is a nontherapeutic dose.
- Administer Ozempic® once weekly on the same day each week, at any time of the day, with or without meals
- The day of weekly administration can be changed if necessary as long as the time between 2 doses is at least 2 days (>48 hours)
- If a dose is missed, administer Ozempic® as soon as possible within 5 days after the missed dose. If more than 5 days have passed, skip the missed dose and administer the next dose on the regularly scheduled day. In each case, patients can then resume their regular once-weekly dosing schedule
- Ozempic® causes a delay of gastric emptying, and thereby has the potential to impact the absorption of concomitantly administered oral medications. In clinical pharmacology trials, semaglutide did not affect the absorption of orally administered medications to any clinically relevant degree. Nonetheless, caution should be exercised when oral medications are concomitantly administered with Ozempic®