How Do I Inject Ozempic?

June 23, 2023

Ozempic comes in a prefilled syringe called a pen, which can be used several times. Because the needle is very small, the injection usually does not hurt, but you may feel a brief sting. Here are the steps for properly injecting your Ozempic medication.

How to prep your injection site

  1. Choose an injection site that has fat under the skin—either in the abdomen or upper thigh (do not inject into a muscle or vein)
  2. Clean the skin at the injection site with an alcohol swab or soap and water

How to prep your pen

  1. Check the label to make sure that the pen contains the correct medication (Ozempic)
  2. Look at the liquid inside the pen. It should be clear and colorless
  3. Make sure the expiration date has not yet passed
  4. Tear the paper tab from the needle and attach the needle to the pen, twisting it in gently, until it locks.
  5. Remove both caps (from the pen and the needle) and place them onto a clean surface
  6. Turn the dose selector until you see the flow check symbol
  7. Slowly press down the button until the counter reads “0,” and make sure a small drop appears at the tip of the needle
  8. Turn the selector until you see the dose prescribed by your physician

How to inject Ozempic

  1. Press the needle into the skin, then press the dose button down until the dose meter reads “0”
  2. Slowly count to six and then withdraw the pen
  3. Remove the needle and discard it into a sharps container
  4. Put the pen cap back on the pen

Where to find more information

For more information on the Ozempic pen, visit the manufacturer’s information page.

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