05th February 2024
How Many Doses Are in an Ozempic Pen?Dr. Jill Barat, PharmD
Ozempic is an injectable medication that is FDA-approved for use as a Type 2 Diabetes treatment. Sometimes, it is also used off-label for weight loss. Ozempic contains the active ingredient, Semaglutide.
If you are just starting out on Ozempic, you may have a lot of questions since this is an injectable medication that comes contained in a “pen” injection device.
One of the most important questions regarding Ozempic, is how many doses are inside each pen device. Below, we will discuss just how many doses are inside each pen, depending on how you have been prescribed to use this medication.
What are the 3 different Ozempic pen strengths?
There are currently 3 different Ozempic pen strengths. Your doctor will likely start you on the lowest strength, and then may work up to the higher strengths depending on how you tolerate the medication and how well it is working for your blood glucose levels.
Below are the 3 Ozempic pen strengths and volumes:
- 2mg of Semaglutide in 3ml of solution (2mg/3ml) – lowest strength
- 4mg of Semaglutide in 3ml of solution (4mg/3ml) – medium strength
- 8mg of Semaglutide in 3ml of solution (8mg/3ml) – highest strength
What are the Ozempic pen colors and how are they different?
The colors of the Ozempic pen may be the most obvious sign of which strength pen you are prescribed or are currently using.
Below is a breakdown of the Ozempic pen colors and which strengths they represent:
- Red Ozempic pen – 2mg/3ml strength – 0.25mg or 0.5mg per dose
- Green Ozempic pen – 4mg/3ml strength – 1mg per dose
- Yellow Ozempic pen – 8mg/3ml strength – 2mg per dose
How many doses are contained in each Ozempic pen?
The amount of doses or uses that you will get out of each pen depends on your prescribed dose as well as the strength of your pen. Look at your prescription or talk with your doctor or pharmacist to get the exact details on your specific medication.
But, the general breakdown of doses contained in each pen is below:
- Red Ozempic pen (2mg/3ml strength) – Eight 0.25mg doses OR four 0.25mg doses and two 0.5mg doses OR four 0.5mg doses
- Green Ozempic pen (4mg/3ml strength) – Four 1mg doses
- Yellow Ozempic pen (8mg/3ml strength) – Four 2mg doses
As you can see, there can be some variation in the doses in the lowest-strength red Ozempic pen. This variation is because some people will be able to ramp up to the higher strengths per week sooner than others, according to their side effects. Your prescriber will likely check in with you monthly to see how your dose is working for you, and decide on a dosage for the following month or your ongoing dosage.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.