Ozempic pen

At My Concierge MD, we believe that everyone deserves access to the best possible healthcare. That is why we are excited to offer our customers the Ozempic Pen. This medication is a breakthrough in the treatment of reducing body weight, and we hope it will help many people feel better.

It can be hard to deal with a new diagnosis and learn how to administer your own injections if you are a new patient who has been prescribed Ozempic (semaglutide). The good news is that Ozempic injections are simple to use; after a few attempts, they will become second nature.

Semaglutide is the active ingredient in Ozempic. It is a member of the pharmacological class known as GLP-1 RAs (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists). Semaglutide is exclusively available under the trade name Ozempic. There is no generic version of it offered. Your doctor or healthcare provider can offer advice if you’re unsure how to use the Ozempic pen.

In addition to diet and exercise, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rybelsus (semaglutide) oral tablets to help adults with type 2 diabetes better regulate their blood sugar levels. The glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor protein therapy Rybelsus is the first to receive approval for use in the United States and does not require injection. GLP-1 medications are non-insulin therapies for type 2 diabetics.

Ozempic for weight loss non diabetic

Ozempic injections can be used safely to assist in weight loss for patients that are non diabetic. Our physician will go over your medical history and confirm that you are a candidate for this weight loss treatment. Patients who have a history of thyroid cancer are not a good candidate for this treatment. Our physician will discuss the risks and benefits and what to expect while being on ozempic for weight loss and follow up with you to ensure you are losing weight without any unwanted complications.

Ozempic online

We offer virtual telephone consults as well as in office consultation for the prescription of ozempic pen for weight loss for patients who are not diabetic. In addition we are providing prescriptions as well as orders for other semaglutide injections at a discounted rate for patients who are seeking to lose weight. Most insurances are covering the cost of ozempic pen if you are diabetic and our office can attempt to get authorization for you.

Generic Ozempic

Our office has a relationship with a local compounding pharmacy that obtains generic ozempic and semaglutatide injections for our patients. The mechanism of action of the generic ozempic semaglutide injections is the same as the brand name. There are no differences in the side effect profile or efficacy of the medication and our patients have been successfully losing weight with the generic form of this medication.

Cost of generic Ozempic pen

3 month supply of generic ozempic pen through our office $750

Virtual consultation with medical doctor & nutritionist $450

Follow up consultation $200

Contact us at 310-299-8959 to schedule and start losing weight today!

Ozempic Alternatives

Many patients are having difficulty finding the brand name Ozempic pen or are looking for an alternative due to the cost of the medication. Our generic semaglutide injections is a great alternative and is highly effective with the same tolerable side effects. We have been using the generic version for the last 8 months and have had great results and review from our patients. Other alternatives include

Rybelsus

Rybelsus is an oral version of semaglutide and has the same active ingredient. It is a pill that is taken daily vs a once a week injection

Trulicity

Trulicity is an older GLP-1 medication that works the same way as ozempic. It can help decrease appetite and help blood sugar control.

Mounjaro

Mounjaro is a tirzepatide that is also administered once a week. It has two hormones instead of one and is a bit more effective in weight loss than semaglutides are.

Wegovy

Wegovy is also a semaglutide that has a similar ingredient as ozempic. It is FDA approved for weight loss and its dose starts at 0.25mg and goes all the way up to 2.4mg.

Saxenda

Saxenda a liraglutide is another glp-1 agonist approved for weight loss. It is a daily injection vs a weekly injection.

Ozempic pen needle

The ozempic pen 0.35mg and 0.5mg pens comes with six 32G, 4mm needles that can be changed out with use. The 1mg and 4mg pens  comes with 4 needles each. It is advised to use a new needle with each injection and to clean and prep the area before use.

Contact us at 310-299-8959 to schedule an in office consult or virtual consult or

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Other injections to assist in weight loss

8 week injections of MIC (Lipotropic injections) & Vitamin B12 $600

What does Ozempic pen do?

An innovative drug called the Ozempic pen is intended to help people control their type 2 diabetes. It is an injectable medication that is administered once per week to help lower blood sugar levels, lower the risk of heart disease, and lower the risk of severe hypoglycemia. Ozempic pen functions by improving insulin sensitivity, lowering liver blood glucose synthesis, and delaying carbohydrate digestion.

It can be taken either on its own or in conjunction with other diabetes medications like metformin. Through sustained and consistent glucose control throughout the day, the Ozempic pen aids in blood sugar regulation. Additionally, it can help avoid the long-term consequences of diabetes and lower the risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

How to administer Ozempic pen?

Administering Ozempic pen is an easy three-step process that can help you manage your type 2 diabetes.

  • Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water before handling the pen.
  • remove the cap from the needle end of the pen and place it on a clean surface.
  • Dial the correct dose of medication, insert the needle into the upper arm of your skin, and press the plunger all the way down. After this, you can put the pen cap back on the needle and dispose of it in an FDA-approved sharps container.

The FDA recommends that used needles and other sharps be disposed of immediately in FDA-approved sharps disposal receptacles. Sharps disposal containers that the FDA has cleared are commonly accessible at pharmacies, medical supply companies, healthcare providers, and online.

Will Ozempic help with weight loss?

Ozempic pens may aid in weight loss in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to some early research and clinical trials. According to the study, participants who used the Ozempic pen lost more weight and body fat than those who used a placebo. To validate these findings, however, additional study is required.

In order to eliminate excessive cardiovascular risk, regulatory guidelines state that novel diabetic medications in people with type 2 diabetes must first demonstrate cardiovascular safety. Semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide 1 analog with a longer half-life of roughly one week, is not known to have any cardiovascular effects in type 2 diabetes.

What happens if I forget to take my Ozempic dose?

If you miss a dosage of Ozempic, take it as soon as you remember if it has been 5 days or less since your missed dose. Remember that this is your new weekly dosing day. So you’ll inject Ozempic every 7 days on this new day of the week.

However, if it has been more than 5 days since you were due to take Ozempic, you should omit the missing dose. Then, on your regular schedule, take the following dose.

How many doses are in my Ozempic pen?

Each new pen includes a month’s worth of medication and provides 4 doses of the 1 mg strength. One pen, each containing 8 mg/3 mL of Ozempic, is contained in a carton.

How many doses are in my Ozempic pen

Semaglutide is first administered once weekly at a dose of 0.25 mg. The dose of ozempic should be increased to 0.5 mg once per week after 4 weeks. To further enhance glycemic control, the dose can be raised to 1 mg once weekly after at least 4 weeks at 0.5 mg once per week. To further enhance glycemic control, the next dose can be increased to 2 mg once weekly after at least 4 weeks at 1 mg once per week.

What are the side effects of Ozempic pen?

Ozempic may produce possible side effects, just like other prescription drugs. Many side effects are manageable at home and eventually go away. But you should speak with your healthcare professional if you experience side effects that are severe or persistent. In some cases, they could request that you not use Ozempic.

Common Ozempic side effects

  • Nausea
  • responses at the injection site, including erythema, urticaria, and discomfort.
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • abdominal pain
  • reduced appetite
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Less frequent but potentially significant Ozempic side effects include:

  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Kidney problems
  • Gallbladder disease
  • serious allergic reactions (such as rash, itching, or difficulty breathing)
  • Thyroid tumors or Thyroid cancer

You should get medical advice right away if you suffer any of the less common but serious side effects.

Which conditions should not be used when using an Ozempic Pen?

A secure and effective way to manage diabetes is by using an Ozempic Pen. It’s crucial to be aware of the circumstances under which using the Ozempic Pen is inappropriate. These comprise :

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2),
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC)

Semaglutide should not be used to treat diabetic ketoacidosis or in people with type 1 diabetes. Semaglutide is not a replacement for insulin. Diabetic ketoacidosis has been documented in insulin-dependent individuals who experienced a quick cessation or reduction in insulin dose counter upon starting treatment with a GLP-1 receptor agonist.

Foods to eat on Ozempic

It is very important to eat a balanced diet while taking Ozempic and in addition be conscious of your protein intake. Many patients have a decrease appetite while taking GLP-1 agonists and as such they drastically decrease their protein intake. The decrease in protein intake can lead to muscle loss which can then decrease your metabolism. Making sure to have protein bars or protein shakes, lean meats, and hydrate well is recommended for those on semaglutides such as Ozempic.

Foods to avoid while on Ozempic

There are certain foods that can increase some of the side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea while using ozempic. High -fat and foods that are ultra processed in general can cause more GI symptoms. In addition foods and drinks that are high in sugar can also cause more symptoms. Eating fatty foods and drinking alcohol can increase GI symptoms and lead to loose stools. Eating foods that are also very high in high fiber or starch can increase bowel movements.

What is the difference between Ozempic and Victoza?

Ozempic and Victoza are both commonly-prescribed medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but they have some key differences. Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists and is a once-weekly injectable medication. Victoza, or liraglutide, is also a GLP-1 receptor agonist and is generally taken daily.

Both medications help to reduce high blood sugar levels by increasing the amount of insulin the body produces after meals.

Additionally, Ozempic may help with weight loss, while Victoza does not appear to have this effect. Both medications can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea as side effects, but Ozempic may be more likely to cause these symptoms.

Ozempic Pens near me

My Concierge, MD, Beverly Hills, offers the best Ozempic pens near me in Beverly Hills but can also come to your home or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.

References

1. Office. FDA approves first oral GLP-1 treatment for type 2 diabetes. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Published 2020. Accessed May 10, 2023. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-oral-glp-1-treatment-type-2-diabetes

2. Center. Sharps Disposal Containers. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Published 2021. Accessed May 10, 2023. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safely-using-sharps-needles-and-syringes-home-work-and-travel/sharps-disposal-containers

3. Marso SP, Bain SC, Consoli A, et al. Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016;375(19):1834-1844. doi:https://doi.org/10.1056/nejmoa1607141

4. ANNEX I SUMMARY of PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS. https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/product-information/ozempic-epar-product-information_en.pdf

5. ANNEX I SUMMARY of PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS. https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/product-information/ozempic-epar-product-information_en.pdf

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