Ozempic® (Semaglutide)



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    Ozempic® (Semaglutide)


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      Risk of Thyroid C-Cell Tumors: Similar to other drugs in its class, Ozempic carries a warning for the potential development of medullary thyroid cancer and multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN-2). This warning is based on findings from animal studies. It's not known if these effects occur in humans, so people with a personal or family history of these conditions should avoid using Ozempic​​.

      Risk of Intestinal Blockage (Ileus): Recently, the FDA added a warning to Ozempic's label about the potential risk of blocked intestines (ileus). This side effect has also been listed for similar medications such as Wegovy and Mounjaro. It's important to note that these reactions are based on voluntary reports, so their frequency and direct causal relationship to the drug are not always clear​​.

      Patients considering Ozempic should discuss these risks with their healthcare provider to make an informed decision about their treatment. Additionally, patients should be aware of symptoms related to these conditions and report any concerns to their healthcare provider immediately.

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      Ozempic® (Semaglutide)


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      Matt Sommers (PharmD)

      Active Ingredient:Semaglutide
      Warnings:Possible thyroid tumors and stomach paralysis issues
      Drug Type:GLP-1 receptor agonist
      Used For:FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes and used for obesity at a prescriber’s discretion
      Administration:Subcutaneous Injection (once weekly)
      Available Strengths:.25mg, .50mg and 1mg (weekly injections)
      Storage:Store in a refrigerator (36°F to 46°F / 2°C to 8°C); do not freeze
      Manufacturer:Novo Nordisk

      What is Ozempic?

      Semaglutide (the main and active ingredient of the Ozempic brand) belongs to the group of GLP-1 agonist drugs. Ozempic is FDA-approved to treat patients with type 2 diabetes and to lower the risk of cardiovascular complications among people with heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.

      Ozempic Weight Loss

      Recently, Ozempic has been used off-label for weight management. However, it’s important to know that it is not FDA-approved for that purpose.

      Ozempic Cost & Coupons

      Ozempic pens are not cheap in the United States. It is common for healthcare insurers to deny coverage for Ozempic for weight loss. Most Americans must pay for Ozempic out of pocket, costing upwards of $ 1,000 monthly.

      Therefore, Americans must find alternative solutions for cheaper Ozempic pens. One of the options thousands of Americans consider is ordering Ozempic from Canada.

      Ozempic Cost Canada

      Our services enable Americans to save as much as 80% without even crossing borders when buying Ozempic through our prescription fulfillment service. When buying Ozempic from Canada through Diet Pens, you receive the same Ozempic you would buy from your local pharmacy.

      To save even more on your Ozempic, you can use the coupon code DIET10 to save 10% on your first order!

      We also work with prescribers and doctors to help their patients save even more. Mention our prescribers program, and they can provide a discount dedicated to their patients only.

      Who shouldn’t use Ozempic?

      Ozempic should be used with caution (due to the risk of experiencing serious complications including death) by individuals with a history of:

      • An allergy to semaglutide or the ingredients of Ozempic
      • Diabetic retinopathy
      • If you’ve experienced kidney or pancreas problems
      • If you’re pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding
      • If you have a family history of MTC or MEN 2

      Please always inform your doctor of your medical history and family before you start using Ozempic for diabetes or weight loss. They’ll help you find alternative medications to manage weight loss and blood sugar control without risking your health and life.

      How does Ozempic work?

      Prescription Ozempic mimics a naturally occurring GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide -1) hormone. The hormone’s function is to regulate the way glucose (energy) from the foods you eat is used by your body. Ozempic induces insulin secretion from the pancreas, which helps the body utilize and store glucose correctly.

      Many type 2 diabetes patients do not secrete sufficient insulin, hence the increased sugar levels in the blood. Ozempic can be a great treatment option in such scenarios as it helps balance blood glucose.

      Additionally, Ozempic interferes with the normal functioning of the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus processes most of your feelings, like hunger, pain, and pleasure. Ozempic interferes with its functionality, promoting satiety, resulting in less food intake and weight loss.

      Semaglutide also slows down stomach emptying, which can help you feel fuller longer. When you combine this effect of Semaglutide with lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and regular exercise, effective weight management may become more within reach. 

      Drug Interactions With Ozempic

      A drug interaction occurs when a drug reacts with another drug, food, supplement, or beverage. Drug interactions may affect a drug’s efficacy and safety. So, it’s essential to be informed of possible drug interactions with Ozempic to reduce hazards. Before using Ozempic, let your doctor know all the drugs, vitamins, and home-grown medications you’re using so they can advise on the proper treatment.

      Here are some frequent Ozempic interactions:

      • Insulin or sulfonylureas – Using with Ozempic can raise the chance of hypoglycemia (abnormally low blood sugar).
      • Verbal steroids – When utilized with Ozempic, a few oral steroids may alter blood glucose regulation.
      • Some blood pressure medications – A few blood pressure medications, such as hydrochlorothiazide, may interact with Ozempic.
      • Gastrointestinal Drugs – Ozempic may delay stomach emptying. Talk to your doctor if you’re taking any medicines that affect stomach function.

      How to Use Ozempic Pens

      Ozempic is administered once weekly. You can inject yourself on your thighs, upper arm, or stomach. Constantly rotate your injections between these places to avoid the formation of skin rashes.

      Here’s how to use an Ozempic pen:

      • First, confirm that your pen has the Ozempic label and that the liquid is clear and has no smell
      • Remove the paper tab and screw in your new needle (use a different needle for each injection)
      • Set the dose counter to 0 by pressing and holding the dose button. You’ll see a drop at the needle tip.
      • Select your dose amount as per your prescription (it can be 0.25mg, 0.5 mg, or 1mg)
      • Inject yourself with the Ozempic dose. When pressing the dose button, wait for the dose counter to 0, then count to 6 before removing the needle.
      • After the injection, dispose of your needle in an air-tight sharps container.
      • Always return your pen cap once you’re done using the Ozempic pen

      Ozempic pens can be stored in the refrigerator at 36F to 46F. Don’t freeze the pens or keep them near heat or light. They shouldn’t be placed near the cooling element, even in the refrigerator.

      The Ozempic pen you buy from Canada will be shipped with temperature-sensitive packaging to ensure it remains intact while it travels to your home. 

      Pay close attention to the dose you are selecting on the pen, as the pens can provide multiple strengths.

      Strengths and Dosages of Ozempic Pens

      Ozempic pens are available in various quantities depending on your dosage level.

      – 2 mg / 1.5 ml – weekly dose 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg (starter dose)
      – 4 mg / 3 ml – weekly dose 1 mg
      – 8 mg / 3 ml – weekly dose 2 mg (maximum dose)

      Your body may take a few weeks to adjust to each new dose of Ozempic. Increasing the dose slowly lowers your risk of side effects. A pen should last you four weeks before your dosage is adjusted. Your doctor will adjust your dosage depending on your response to the medication, including monitoring blood sugar and A1C levels.

      However, you can maintain your weekly dosage for an extended period if you get your desired outcome.

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      Side Effects of Ozempic

      The common side effects include the following;

      • Diarrhea
      • Weight loss
      • Dizziness
      • Abdominal pain
      • Fatigue
      • Burping
      • Headache
      • Increased heartbeats
      • Nausea
      • Indigestion
      • Skin discoloration, rashes, and discomfort on injection sites

      The severe side effects of Ozempic are dependent on your medical history. As such, you should inform your doctor of your medical history so you don’t have any serious side effects, including;

      • Pancreatitis
      • Diabetic retinopathy
      • Kidney problems
      • Thyroid cancer
      • Hypoglycemia

      Alternatives of Ozempic

      Ozempic is perhaps the most well-known of the GLP agonists, but there are also several similar options available on the market. Some examples include:

      • Rybelsus: Oral semaglutide has another moniker, Rybelsus, which is prescribed for type 2 diabetes management just like Ozempic.
      • Wegovy: Approved for weight management, Wegovy uses the brand name of a semaglutide medication with a higher dosage.
      • Trulicity: Trulicity is a different medication for managing type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient in the same class as semaglutide is called dulaglutide.
      • Bydureon: Bydureon, a drug in the same class as exenatide and other GLP-1 receptor agonists, is another option for treating diabetes.

      Before prescribing any alternative to Ozempic, your doctor will consider several factors, such as your needs, medical history, and personal preferences. 


      You would require a valid (and matching) prescription from a US prescriber. Once you have placed your pen in the cart, you will be prompted to upload your prescription. Our healthcare team will review and approve the prescription and send your order to our shipping team.

      Yes! This is the brand name Ozempic made from NovoNordisk. Dietpens.com does not sell generic medication whatsoever. All of our products are all brand name.

      Yes! Please provide your doctor’s office phone number at checkout and we will reach out to them! Important note: Some offices tend to take a few days to fax us the prescriptions. We highly suggest obtaining your prescription yourself, as it is a much quicker process.

      We can most certainly try! Some American pharmacies allow transfers to Canada, while others do not. Upon placing your order, please provide your pharmacy’s contact information and one of our pharmacists will reach out!

      Unfortunately, no. We do not accept health insurance at this time

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