What is Ozempic? How does it work? Learn more in this article about the prescription medication used to help treat type 2 diabetes.
Ozempic (semaglutide) injection is a once-weekly medicine that helps improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ozempic belongs to a group of medications called incretin mimetics. Incretins are hormones that help the pancreas make more insulin and also help the body use its insulin more effectively.
Ozempic injection is designed to release semaglutide continuously into your body after you inject it. Ozempic is only injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach area (abdomen), buttocks, upper legs, or shoulders.
How should this medicine be stored?
ozempic injection is supplied as a kit containing one prefilled pen device and four needles for the pen.
Keep always in controlled temperature from 4 to 8 degrees Celcius.
Better to keep the down section of the refrigerator closed in the packing and a plastic bag.
Ozempic Dosage form
Ozempic injection comes in three dosage forms:
- .05mg and
Ozempic injection 0.25mg is used once weekly for the first month, ozempic injection 0.05mg is used once weekly for the second month, ozempic injection 1mg is used once weekly for the third month. The prefilled pens of Ozempic injection contain four doses, which is enough for one month course.
It would be best never to increase the ozempic injection dosage yourself because that can lead to dangerous conditions or other complications. It would help if you also did not stop using semaglutide on your own because your body might respond negatively to this change. Instead, let your PhysicianPhysician decide further how to use this injection for your better health. The Physician will decide based on more lab investigations and your body’s response to semaglutide because semaglutide injections have severe side effects for some people.
How to use Ozempic injection.
When I started Ozempic, I recorded a video and explained how to use ozempic properly.
Ozempic for Diabetes management
Ozempic (semaglutide) is a long-acting diabetes medicine that lowers blood sugar in persons with type 2 diabetes. When it is appropriate, Ozempic should be used in combination with diet and exercise. In addition, Ozempic can be used as a monotherapy. Ozempic injections aids in the management of blood sugar levels to control.
Ozempic Injection how it works?|| Mechanism.
The mechanism of how Ozempic works is relatively simple.
- Ozempic( semaglutide) stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin in response to increased blood glucose levels.
- Ozempic injection(semaglutide) suppresses the appetite, resulting in low food intake.
- Ozempic(semaglutide) inhibits glucagon secretion, which regulates blood sugar levels by increasing glucose in the blood.
- Ozempic also slows down gastric emptying and, as a result, prevents a steep rise in post-prandial blood glucose levels.
Ozempic contains Semaglutide, which may cause some side effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, they may need medical attention if they do occur. The most common side effects of Ozempic are
- dry mouth,
- diarrhea, and constipation.
- stomach pain
There are many more side effects resulting from the use of Ozempic injection. So if you are interested to know about that patient’s reported side effects, watch my video and check the comments section and read all of that, and sure you will have a better idea to start ozempic or not.
What are the contraindications of Ozempic?
ozempic is contraindicated in the following conditions.
- Diabetic retinopathy,
- Low blood sugar.
- Decreased kidney function.
- Medullary thyroid cancer.
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.
- Family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma.
- Kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function.