Each box of Ozempic includes a pen injector and NovoFine Plus needles; when injecting, use only new needles each time to avoid blocked or infected needles or incorrect dosing. Using old needles could result in blocked injections, infections, or
Do not share your Ozempic pen injector or needles with anyone, as doing so can expose you to bloodborne infections and increase the risk of needlestick injuries.
Ozempic (semaglutide) is an injectable medication prescribed to adults living with type 2 diabetes to assist in controlling their blood sugar. Each prefilled pen injector makes dosing easier – each pen holds either 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg of the medication, providing sufficient supply to last one month.
Each box of pens also contains NovoFine Plus needles for injection. To ensure proper use and disposal, new needles should be permanently attached each time; reused needles may break or become blocked over time. Discard used needles properly by placing them in an FDA-cleared sharps container or another puncture-resistant, clearly marked container, such as an empty detergent bottle.
Insulin is a hormone that assists your body in turning sugar in your blood into energy for your cells, so treating diabetes with it is critical for staying healthy. An insulin pen can be obtained at your doctor’s office or online.
Ozempic (semaglutide) comes in an easy-to-use prefilled pen, making administering your weekly dose easy. Each cell holds four maintenance doses of 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg for one month.
Your best option for injecting medication should be under healthy skin. Damaged, swollen, or scarred areas can alter how effectively the medicine is absorbed. Reusing needles increases the risk of infection and bloodborne diseases; do not reuse needles!
At home, needles and other sharps must be disposed of safely and responsibly. You can use a device designed specifically to destroy needles used at home, such as a destruction device or clipper that stores cut needles for disposal.
Use a puncture-resistant plastic container with a secure lid for storing needles and other sharp objects. Empty laundry detergent bottles with screw-on caps work well; other possibilities include plastic razors or empty pill bottles.
Sharps containers provide a safe way of storing needles and other sharp objects until they’re time for disposal. Available from medical supply stores, pharmacies, and online, these FDA-cleared containers feature puncture-proof, leak-resistant, heavy-duty plastic construction with an airtight lid and the label “Contains Sharps.” Conveniently sold in 1-quart sizes for convenient transport.
An empty plastic laundry detergent bottle or bleach container makes an effective sharps container. Mark it with a permanent marker to indicate its contents (e.g., “contains sharps”), tape the cap securely closed, and put it in your regular trash bag for disposal.
Hospitals and nursing homes frequently offer free community programs to collect used needles. You may want to contact your local health department to see if there is one nearby; alternatively, you could send the needles directly back to the manufacturer of the medicine that was injected via injection.
Each box of Ozempic comes complete with needles for injection of its medication. Each 0.25/0.5 mg pen contains six needles, while 1 mg and 2 mg pens have four needles for one month (4 doses each of 0.5/0.5 or 1 mg weekly).
Ozempic (semaglutide) is an injection used to control blood sugar in adults living with type 2 diabetes. It replaces natural insulin produced in your body with its synthetic equivalent.
This medicine comes packaged in an easy-to-use self-injectable pen to make administering injections simpler each week. However, it is essential not to share this pen with anyone as sharing can spread germs that lead to infections. Keep it in the refrigerator until ready to use it before moving it to room temperature storage – and toss your pen after 56 days even if medication remains inside it!