Where do I inject Ozempic® (semaglutide)?

Inject Ozempic under the skin of your abdomen, outer thighs, or back of the upper arms.  Do not inject into a muscle or vein.  Before you inject, be sure to remove both caps to expose the needle (the larger outer cap then the smaller inner cap).  You must use a new needle for each injection.  If it is the first time using the pen, check the flow by dialing the “dose counter” (white window) to the “flow check” symbol (two dots ..), then press the gray dose button and hold until the dial returns to 0.  You should see a drop of the medication at the tip of the needle at this point.  Next, turn the dial to the dose you are prescribed (if starting this will be 0.6 mg) and inject under the skin of your abdomen, outer thigh, or back of the upper arm.  Before you inject, ensure that the dose counter is visible, then insert the needle, press the gray dose button, and hold until the dose counter returns to 0 and you have counted to 6 before removing it from the skin.  Afterwards, carefully remove the needle from the pen by twisting it off and placing it in a sharps container for disposal. You can also check out this instructional video.

Learn more about Ozempic here.

Ozempic® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

Brooke Marsico, PA-C

Brooke Marsico, PA-C

About the Author
Brooke Marsico completed her physician assistant training at Midwestern University. Brooke is passionate about helping patients living with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss and improve their health.Learn more about Brooke here.

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