How to Take Semaglutide

Semaglutide is subcutaneous injection

Semaglutide is typically prescribed as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection. The drug is supplied as a pre-filled pen that can be used for at-home self-administration.It’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for how to properly inject Semaglutide to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety.

In addition to taking Semaglutide, it’s important to also maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maximize weight loss results. Your healthcare provider can work with you to develop a personalized weight loss plan that includes Semaglutide as well as other lifestyle modifications.

Overall, Semaglutide has shown promising results as a weight loss medication and can be a safe and effective option for those struggling with obesity. However, as with any medication, it’s important to carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits in consultation with your healthcare provider. With proper precautions and oversight, Semaglutide can help support long-term weight loss success.

Dosage and administration

Starting Dose

0.25 mg

Once weekly for four weeks

Stay Dose

0.5 mg

Once weekly 

If necessary, your healthcare provider may further increase the dosage to 1 mg once weekly.
It’s important to not exceed the recommended dosage and to always take Semaglutide at the same time each week for optimal effectiveness.

It’s also important to note that Semaglutide should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. If you have a history of pancreatitis or are allergic to Semaglutide or its ingredients, you should not take this medication. Patients who have a history of medullary thyroid cancer or type 2 multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome should use semaglutide with caution.

In conclusion, Semaglutide can be a safe and effective weight loss medication for those struggling with obesity. However, it should always be used in consultation with a healthcare provider who can assess your individual health history and needs. With proper usage and monitoring, Semaglutide can help support long-term weight loss success and improve overall health outcomes.

Taking Semaglutide

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.


At Patients Medical, we strive to provide a range of services and programs that can assist you in losing weight rapidly and healthily. Our doctors will develop a personalized treatment plan for you that could include prescription medication with traditional, alternative, and holistic treatments as well as suggestions for dietary and lifestyle modifications.