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Ozempic is a medication that is injected by those suffering from type two diabetes to help their blood sugar levels. Ozempic pens help people to manage diabetes. The medication is most effective when it is taken alongside a healthy exercise routine and diet. An Ozempic injection can also lower the risk of cardiovascular conditions including heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes.
As Ozempic is required to be kept chilled, your order will be sent with ice packs and a temperature controlled pouch. The delivery must be accepted on the first delivery attempt. UK Meds are not liable for any deliveries missed or address errors.
Wegovy is a licensed weight loss treatment with the same active ingredient as Ozempic (Semaglutide).
- Injectable diabetes management medication
- Not licensed for weight loss in the UK
- Lowers the risk of cardiovascular conditions
- Helps to reduce blood sugar
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Summary of Ozempic (Semaglutide)
|Type of drug||GLP-1 analogue / incretin mimetic|
|Health conditions prescribed for||Type-2 Diabetes|
|Available strengths||0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg|
|Available as||Injection pen|
|Possible side effects||Vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, tiredness, indigestion, stomach pain, reduced appetite, tiredness, dizziness, low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) when used with insulin|
|Patient Information Leaflet||For more information on the medication please refer to the patient information leaflet for Ozempic.|
Where can you buy Ozempic online?
You can safely make your purchase of Ozempic online from UK Meds, as long as you have a prescription. To get a prescription you will need to complete an online consultation with UK Meds. If this consultation is approved you will be able to purchase your medication with us online.
Can I buy Ozempic in the UK?
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Yes you can buy Ozempic in the UK providing that you have a valid prescription. Ozempic is a fully approved and licensed medicine to treat type 2 diabetes in the UK (GOV.UK, 2023). It is important to note that it is not licenced as a treatment for weight loss in the United Kingdom (GOV.UK, 2023). You may notice that certain private weight loss clinics prescribe it legally, but this is classed as 'off-label' and the UK Government has urged them to stop prescribing antidiabetes drugs for weight loss purposes following the recent shortages (BMJ, 2023). You should always speak to your doctor prior to starting treatment of Ozempic.
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If you want to buy Ozempic online in the UK, you can do so at UK Meds. Pending a successful review of your details from an online consultation by an independent pharmacist prescriber you can purchase the diabetes injection pen from UK Meds. Please always consult your doctor or healthcare professional prior to starting treatment with Ozempic to ensure that it is suitable to your individual requirements.
Can I buy Ozempic in London?
Yes. You can buy Ozempic online in London at UK Meds. If you're a Londoner based in the UK's capital city and you require the diabetes medication, you can purchase it online provided that you have a valid prescription for it. If you require a prescription, simply complete our quick online consultation. Once it has been reviewed by our independent pharmacist prescriber you can buy Ozempic online in London, from the comfort of your own home, provided that your prescription has been approved. You should always consult your doctor or healthcare provider prior to starting treatment with any medication to ensure that it is safe and suitable for your individual needs.
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UK Meds have put together a Google Web Story to help you understand various factors relating to buying the diabetes medication, Ozempic, in the UK's capital city, London which you can explore below and for an even more detailed analysis you can also take a look at our dedicated guide called 'Ozempic London: A Guide To Buying Ozempic In The UK's Capital'.
What is Ozempic?
Ozempic is an injectable medication used to help normalise blood sugar levels in people that have type two diabetes (IQWiG, 2019).
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This medication is ideal for helping people to get their blood sugar levels under control. Ozempic can also help people to manage diabetes when it is used it in conjunction with a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine (Wilding et al, 2021).
Google Web Story: A Guide To Ozempic
UK Meds have put together a Google Web Story to help you understand all the key information about the diabetes injection pen, Ozempic.
Patient Information Leaflet
Ozempic for Weight Loss
Please be aware that these patient information leaflets are intended for patients who use Ozempic as a treatment for type 2 diabetes and may not be appropriate as guidance for anyone using Ozempic for weight loss as a private treatment as the dosage could differ (GOV.UK, 2023).
What does Ozempic do?
Ozempic Pen for Diabetes
Ozempic (Semaglutide) is a medication that helps people suffering from type two diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels good with a once-a-day injection. Ozempic is a GLP-1 RA, which is short for glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (Vilsbøll et al, 2023). Ozempic is NOT insulin. GLP-1 is a hormone that is released by the body after you have eaten. By using Ozempic your body will receive a simulation of this hormone (incretins) and will then work to reduce blood sugar (Diabetes UK, 2023). Using Ozempic can help to prevent cardiovascular conditions such as strokes, heart disease and heart attacks (Husain et al, 2020).
How do you use Ozempic?
Ozempic is a medication that is easy to use. For full in-depth instructions, you can refer to the Patient Information Leaflet that is provided with your medication. Prior to purchasing, here are our step-by-step instructions.
Step 1 -
You first need to attach a new needle and check your pen. You will need to make sure your pen contains clear and colourless Ozempic. If it does, you should then screw on a new needle and pull off both needle caps.
Step 2 -
Now, you should check the flow of your pen. Every new Ozempic pen will need the flow of medication checking. To do this you need to turn the dose selector to select the flow check symbol which you can check in the patient information leaflet. Then, press and hold the dose button and repeat until a drop of medication appears.
Step 3 -
You will then need to select your dosage. To do this, you need to turn the dose selector until the counter shows your dose. Select the dose you have been told to take. Dosages range from 0.25 mg to 1.0 mg.
Step 4 -
You can now inject your dose. To do this, insert the needle into the arm, stomach, thighs, or hips. Then, press and hold down the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, hold for at least six seconds to make sure you receive the full dose.
Step 5 -
After six seconds you can then remove the needle. Replace the outer needle as well. Carefully remove and dispose of the needle into a sharps bin. Then, put the pen cap back on.
VIDEO: How to use Ozempic pen
The video below provides a simple set of instructions for how to use an Ozempic pen:
How do you store Ozempic?
Much like other injectable medications, Ozempic should be stored at a certain temperature. To correctly store your Ozempic keep it in the fridge between 2℃ and 8℃ (novoMEDLINK, 2023). Once you have opened your medication it can be stored for up to six weeks at the temperatures referenced (Novo Nordisk). Never store Ozempic with the needle still on.
What are the possible side effects of Ozempic?
Prescription-only medications can come with some side effects that some people may experience. This is the case with Ozempic (Stewart & Jarvis, 2021). There are more common side effects, as well as some rarer side effects.
Common Side Effects:
- Low blood sugar
Less Common Side Effects:
- Anaphylactic reactions
- Increased heart rate
It's important to consult your doctor, GP or healthcare professional if you experience any side effects whilst using Ozempic (semaglutide). They will be able to explain the potential side effects prior to starting treatment.
What dosage of Ozempic do you need?
Below is a guide to what the typical dosage for various strengths of Ozempic are. Please note that your doctor or healthcare professional can advise you on which dosage of Ozempic is suitable for your individual requirements.
|Ozempic 0.25mg to 0.5mg Doses||Ozempic 1mg to 2mg Doses|
|Source: novoMEDLINK||Source: novoMEDLINK|
Ozempic Dispensing: Quick Reference Guide
UK Meds have created a quick reference guide for Ozempic dispensing. You can review it below:
Is Ozempic legal?
Ozempic is a licensed medication for use in the UK. It is important to note that it has only been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (GOV.UK, 2023). It is not currently licensed as a weight-loss medication. Some private weight loss clinics may prescribe this medication for weight loss. This is legal and known as 'off-label' prescribing. This term is used to describe when a medication is prescribed outside the scope of its licence.
Is Ozempic used for weight loss?
Ozempic is licensed in the UK as a treatment for type 2 diabetes and type 2 diabetes alone. It is meant to be used to control blood glucose levels, reducing the risk of diabetes-based complications. There is, however, evidence that it’s active ingredient, Semaglutide, can be used as a weight-loss treatment in various studies such as Ghusn et al (2022) and Wilding et al (2021). Some private weight-loss clinics even prescribe Ozempic for weight loss to patients in the UK. This is known as off-label prescribing.
How does Ozempic work for weight loss?
It is important to note that Ozempic is not licensed for weight loss in the UK. Ozempic contains the active ingredient semaglutide. Semaglutide is very similar to a hormone produced naturally by the body called GLP-1. GLP-1 has an important role in controlling appetite. Ozempic helps to regulate appetite and make you feel less hungry by mimicking this hormone. This could lead to people eating less and ultimately losing weight, although this is not the primary aim of this treatment.
Does Ozempic suppress appetite?
A common side effect of Ozempic is a reduced appetite (Friedrichsen et al, 2020). Weight loss is also a side effect of Ozempic. This may be why some healthcare providers prescribe Ozempic for weight loss outside of the UK. Other medicines that help people to lose weight include Wegovy and the Saxenda injection. These are licensed weight-loss treatments and help to control appetite and lead to weight loss.
What are the alternatives to Ozempic?
Even though Ozempic isn't licensed for weight loss, there are other weight loss medications which have been licensed in the UK. A popular alternative is the Saxenda pen, which contains a similar active ingredient known as Liraglutide. This medication works in a similar way to help people lose weight. Saxenda has been approved by regulators as an effective weight-loss medication. Saxenda is available to purchase online from UK Meds.
Is Ozempic available on the NHS?
Ozempic is available on the NHS, but only as a treatment for type 2 diabetes (Diabetes UK, 2023). Ozempic is not currently prescribed by the NHS to help people lose weight.
What experiences have Ozempic users had?
Each diabetic patient has a unique individual experience when taking Ozempic injections as a treatment prescribed by their doctor for Type-2 Diabetes.