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How Sunrise works with Ozempic®
What is Ozempic’s dosage?
It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for using Ozempic® and to regularly monitor your blood sugar levels to ensure that the medication is working effectively. The dosage of Ozempic® that is appropriate for you will depend on your individual circumstances, such as your blood sugar levels and other factors. It is important to discuss your treatment plan with your healthcare provider and follow their instructions for using the medication.
How is Ozempic® taken?
Ozempic® is available in the form of a solution that is packaged in disposable pens that are prefilled with the medication. You may be trained to self-administer the injections, which can be given under the skin in the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm. It is important to rotate the injection site and use a new needle for each injection to avoid infections. Here are some tips to help you feel comfortable and confident while managing your injections:
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Gather all necessary supplies, including the Ozempic® pen
- Use a new needle each time you use the pen
- Check the pen to make sure the medication is clear and colorless
- Verify the correct dose on the pen before giving the injection
- Keep track of your doses and ensure you have a full dose remaining after each injection
- Do not share your pen with others
- Record the expiration date of your Ozempic® pens (they expire 56 days after opening)
For more detailed instructions on how to use Ozempic®, you can refer to the manufacturer's website or ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure the safe and effective use of this medication.
What are Ozempic’s side effects?
Like all medications, Ozempic® can cause side effects. Some people may experience no side effects, while others may experience one or more side effects. The most common side effects of Ozempic® include:
- Abdominal pain
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Decreased appetite
In addition, Ozempic may cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in some people. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include:
- Rapid heartbeat
It is important to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and to inform your healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms. They may need to adjust your medication or make other changes to your treatment plan.
Other potential side effects of Ozempic® include allergic reactions, pancreatitis, kidney problems, and increased risk of pancreatic cancer. If you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Ozempic®, it is important to contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation and guidance.
How does Ozempic® work?
Ozempic® is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists, also known as incretin mimetics. These drugs work by activating GLP-1 receptors, which stimulate the pancreas to release insulin when needed. This helps to lower blood sugar levels and A1C (a measure of long-term blood sugar control). Ozempic® also helps to reduce the amount of sugar released by the liver and slows down the movement of food through the stomach, which can help to prevent sudden spikes in blood sugar levels.
What should be considered before taking Ozempic®?
Before taking Ozempic®, it is important to discuss your medical history and current medications with your healthcare provider. There are certain medical conditions and other factors that may affect the use of Ozempic® or increase the risk of side effects.
For example, you should inform your healthcare provider if you:
- Have or have had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Have or have had kidney problems
- Have or have had a history of pancreatic cancer
Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
- Are taking any other medications, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements
Your healthcare provider will evaluate your individual situation and determine if Ozempic® is the appropriate treatment for you. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for using the medication and to report any unusual symptoms or side effects to them.
How do I store Ozempic®?
When you receive your Ozempic pen from the pharmacy, it should be stored in the refrigerator (between 36°F to 46°F / 2°C to 8°C) until you are ready to use it for the first time. After the first use, you can store the pen at room temperature (between 59ºF to 86ºF / 15ºC to 30ºC) for up to 56 days, or you can keep it in the refrigerator for the same amount of time. It is important not to freeze the pen or use it if it has been frozen. Keep the cap on the pen when it is not in use.
The Ozempic®º pen you are using should be discarded after 56 days, regardless of whether it has been stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, and even if it still contains some of the medication. Be sure to mark the disposal date on your calendar to help you keep track.
It is important to store Ozempic® pens away from heat and light, and to avoid storing them directly next to the cooling element in the refrigerator. Keep Ozempic® out of reach of children and do not leave it in a car where it may become too hot. Follow the storage instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the manufacturer to ensure the safe and effective use of this medication.