15th November 2023

Ozempic Dosage Chart: Dose Schedule for Weight Loss

Dr. Jill Barat, PharmD
Ozempic Dosage Chart: Dose Schedule for Weight Loss

Ozempic is a medication that is FDA-approved for use as a treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, but it is now becoming popular as an off-label treatment for weight loss in overweight or obese patients.

This medication is thought to help with weight loss by controlling your appetite and slowing your digestion. This ends up making you feel fuller for longer, and may lead to you consuming fewer calories.

Below, we will review the Ozempic dosage for weight loss, share a dosing chart, review when to go up on your dose, and let you know what to do if you experience uncomfortable side effects.

Ozempic dosage chart for weight loss

Below, is an example of an Ozempic dosage chart for Type 2 Diabetes. Luckily, the dosing strategy for weight loss is normally similar to the dosing for Type 2 Diabetes, so you can use this same graphic as a reference.

Basically, when broken out week by week, your Ozempic dosage may look like the following:

Week Number

Ozempic Weekly Dosage


0.25mg once weekly


0.25mg once weekly


0.25mg once weekly


0.25mg once weekly


0.5mg once weekly


0.5mg once weekly


0.5mg once weekly


0.5mg once weekly


1mg once weekly (or stay with 0.5mg ongoing)


1mg once weekly (or 0.5mg)


1mg once weekly (or 0.5mg)


1mg once weekly (or 0.5mg)


2mg once weekly (or stay with 0.5mg or 1mg ongoing)


2mg once weekly (or 0.5mg or 1mg)


2mg once weekly (or 0.5mg or 1mg)


2mg once weekly (or 0.5mg or 1mg)

17 and on

Stick with the dose that worked the best for you while having tolerable side effects

As you can see, what dose you use week-by-week may vary depending on how you are tolerating and responding to the dosage after 4 weeks.

Some people may find that the 0.5mg dosage works great ongoing to help them lose weight, without too many side effects. While other people may need to titrate up to the full 2mg (increasing every 4 weeks) to get the full benefits.

When to go up on your Ozempic dosage

Your doctor will help you identify when to go up on your Ozempic dosage, and will adjust your prescription accordingly.

For some people, they will experience too many side effects when titrating up to a higher dosage, and that may be a sign that they should stick to the dosage one step below that.

Fortunately, this is not something that you need to figure out on your own. Your doctor will be listening to your side effects and measuring your improvements to identify the best time to titrate up or ramp the dosage down.

The best thing for you to keep tabs on is how the dosage is making you feel. Can you tolerate any negative effects from the medication long term, or are they currently at a level that is not working for you. These are the things to bring up to your doctor when assessing if a dosage is a good fit.

PeptideVite supplement from Zen Nutrients may help reduce Ozempic discomfort

Ozempic can come along with negative side effects. The most common Ozempic side effects reported are gastrointestinal (GI) upset like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation. 

These GI side effects may be severe enough that someone stops using the medication, or does not titrate up to a higher dosage.

It may be possible that using a supplement designed to soothe the stomach and improve digestion may help you feel a little bit better, when taking medications like Ozempic.

Learn more about PeptideVite from Zen Nutrients to see if this supplement may make your Ozempic dosage journey a more comfortable one.



*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.