Ozempic in Egypt

3 Ozempic® concentrations for type 2 diabetes

Now available in Egypt by Gardenia Pharmacy Ozempic® for type 2 diabetes treatment

3 Ozempic® concentrations for type 2 diabetes 
3 Ozempic® concentrations for type 2 diabetes, Ozempic® is a once-weekly prescription medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes treatment now available in Egypt by Novo Nordisk.

What is Ozempic®?

Ozempic® (semaglutide) injection 0.5 mg or 1 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used:

  • along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
  • to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes with known heart disease.

It is not known if Ozempic® can be used in people who have had pancreatitis.
Ozempic® is not for use in people with type 1 diabetes.
It is not known if Ozempic® is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.

Ozempic® has been proven to significantly lower blood sugar and A1C. See how it compared to these other medicines in head-to-head studies.

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1. Ozempic® vs Trulicity®

Average change in A1C

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Ozempic® was shown to help people lose more weight than these type 2 diabetes medicines.

Ozempic® is not a weight-loss drug. It is a medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes that, along with diet and exercise, may improve blood sugar.

 

2. Ozempic® vs Bydureon®

Ozempic® helped people lose more weight vs Bydureon®

Results are from a 56-week study that compared Ozempic® 1 mg with Bydureon® 2 mg in 813 adults with type 2 diabetes in combination with metformin or metformin and sulfonylurea. While many people in clinical trials lost weight, some did gain weight. Ozempic® is not a weight loss drug.

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3. Ozempic® vs Januvia®

Ozempic® helped people lose more weight vs Januvia®

Results are from a 56-week medical study with 1231 adults with type 2 diabetes which compared Ozempic® with the leading branded pill, Januvia®, when both were added to one or more diabetes pills. While many people in clinical trials lost weight, some did gain weight. Ozempic® is not a weight loss drug.

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4. Ozempic® vs Lantus®

People lost more weight with Ozempic® vs Lantus®

Results are from a 30-week study that compared Ozempic® 0.5 mg and 1 mg with Lantus® in 1089 adults with type 2 diabetes. While many people in clinical trials lost weight, some did gain weight. Ozempic® is not a weight loss drug.

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How Ozempic® works to lower blood sugar and A1C in adults with type 2 diabetes?

Non-insulin Ozempic® works with your body’s own ability to lower blood sugar and A1C. Ozempic® is designed to respond when your blood sugar rises, helping your body to release its own insulin.

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Ozempic® works in 3 ways to lower blood sugar:

How Ozempic® works

  1. Helps your pancreas release more insulin when your blood sugar is high
  2. Helps prevent your liver from making and releasing too much sugar
  3. Slows down food leaving your stomach

Ozempic® Dosing

A once-weekly dosing schedule

Ozempic® is taken once a week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider, along with diet and exercise, to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Ozempic® pen 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg

Dosing 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg

The beginning dose is 0.25 mg once a week for the first 4 weeks. This will help give your body a chance to get used to the medicine. 

At Week 5, your health care provider will increase the dose to 0.5 mg once a week.

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Your health care provider may increase your dose to 1 mg once-weekly if you need additional blood sugar control.

The maximum dose of Ozempic® is 1 mg once a week. Always follow your health care provider’s instructions on how to dose Ozempic®.

Taking Ozempic®

One dose

Take Ozempic® once a week, on the same day every week, exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. 

You can take Ozempic® with or without food.

You may change the day of the week you use Ozempic® as long as your last dose was taken 2 or more days before.

The Ozempic® Pen

Using your Ozempic® pen

When taken as directed, once-weekly Ozempic®, along with diet and exercise, may help lower blood sugar for adults with type 2 diabetes.

Read how to use the Ozempic® pen

If you miss a dose

 

How to store your Ozempic® pen

 

How to store unused pens

Store your new, unused Ozempic® pens in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).

How to store pens in use

Store your pen in use for 56 days at room temperature between 59ºF to 86ºF (15ºC to 30ºC) or in a refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).

How do I use my Ozempic® pen?

This is a Quick Guide. 


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Prepare your pen

Check your Ozempic® pen
Read the label to check that your pen contains Ozempic®. Make sure that the Ozempic® medicine in your pen is clear and colorless.

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Attach a new needle
Tear off the paper tab. Push and turn the needle on until it is tight. Pull off both needle caps.

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Check the Ozempic® flow with each new pen
Turn the dose selector until the dose counter shows the flow check symbol. Press and hold in the dose button until the dose counter shows 0. Make sure a drop appears at the needle tip. 

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Give your injection

Select your dose
Turn the dose selector until the dose counter shows the dose you need to inject (0.25 mg or 0.5 mg for the red‑label pen, 1 mg for the blue‑label pen).

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Inject your dose
Insert the needle into your skin. Press and hold down the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, slowly count to 6. Remove the needle from your skin.

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After your injection
Carefully remove the needle and place it in a sharps container. Put the pen cap back on the pen.

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