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Ozempic Frequently Asked Questions

Ozempic is an injectable medicine intended to help persons with type 2 diabetes regulate their blood sugar levels.

Ozempic is part of a class of drugs known as GLP-1 agonists, which are used to treat type 2 diabetes. Trulicity, Victoza, Bydureon, and Adlyxin are examples of GLP-1 agonist drugs comparable to Ozempic.

The lowest GoodRx pricing for Ozempic’s most popular form is around $810. If you do not have insurance, Novo Nordisk, the maker of Ozempic, provides a patient assistance program that may help pay the cost of the prescription. The program’s details may be found at https://www.novocare.com/diabetes-overview/let-us-help/pap.html.

Most Medicare and insurance programs cover Ozempic (source: MMIT). If you have Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage, about 85% of this medicine will be covered

Yes. Ozempic has become rather popular the last few years due to its weight loss capabilities. It has been seen trending on many social media platforms and has gain notoriety on a global scale.  

If you take the 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg maintenance dose once a week, your pen will last one month and store four doses.

The quantity of medication in each Ozempic pen varies. You may have a pen that delivers 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg of medication each injection. It is dependent on how your doctor prescribes Ozempic and the dosage you are taking. The 0.25 mg dosage is a starting dose that is administered once a week. Your doctor will raise your dose to 0.5 mg once weekly after 4 weeks. If needed, greater dosages may also be recommended.

In addition, each carton includes NovoFine Plus needles for use with the Ozempic pen.

There are three types of Ozempic injection available in pharmacies:

  • A carton containing one pen with 2 mg/1.5 mL of Ozempic. This pen gives four weekly doses of 0.25 mg + two weekly doses of 0.5 mg every injection, for a total of four weekly doses of 0.5 mg per injection. The package also includes 6 NovoFine Plus needles. This pen is designed for treatment start at 0.25 mg and maintenance therapy at 0.5 mg. The pen contains four dosages of 0.25 mg and two doses of 0.5 mg. It can also provide four 0.5 mg dosages.
  • A carton containing one pen with 4 mg/3 mL of Ozempic. This pen gives four weekly dosages of one milligram each injection. The carton also includes four NovoFine Plus needles. This pen is solely designed for maintenance therapy at a dosage of 1 mg. Each pen carries a month’s supply of medicine and delivers 4 doses of 1 mg strength.
  • A carton containing one pen with 8 mg/3 mL of Ozempic. This pen gives four weekly dosages of two milligrams each injection. The carton also includes four NovoFine Plus needles. This pen is solely designed for maintenance therapy at a dosage of 2 mg. Each pen carries a month’s worth of medicine and delivers four doses of the 2 mg dosage.

Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to provide you with a free 6-week Ozempic beginning package. Each box will include one prefilled, disposable pen with 2 mg/1.5 mL (1.34 mg/mL) Ozempic and six disposable NovoFine Plus 32 gauge needles.

Why is Ozempic becoming the latest weight loss trend?