How to Properly Store Ozempic: Need to Know Info

Key Takeaways
  • Proper Storage: Store your Ozempic pen between 2 to 30°C to maintain effectiveness and prevent side effects.
  • Temperature Control: Fluctuations outside the recommended range can have adverse effects. Refrigeration is optional but not necessary for stability within 56 days.
  • Stability Check: Ensure medication stability by checking the clear and colourless liquid through the pen's window. Use within the 56-day shelf life indicated on the pharmacy label.
  • Proper Disposal: Safely dispose of used Ozempic pens using the provided sharps disposal kit and instructions.
  • Remember to consult a Felix pharmacist or contact the Felix team for further assistance.

Keeping your medication stored properly is part of responsible use. After all, if your medication isn’t properly stored, it could decrease in effectiveness, become ineffective altogether, or potentially cause side effects.

Read on to see how to properly store your Ozempic pen, why it’s important to maintain a temperature between 2 to 30°C, and what to look for in order to tell if your medication is still able to be used.

As you know, Ozempic is one of several medications available for weight loss treatment through Felix. You can request it specifically, but your prescription is always subject to approval from your Felix practitioner. If your prescription is approved, we’ll ship it right to your door for free.

Proper temperature requirements for your Ozempic pen

The medication in your Ozempic pen needs to stay between 2 to 30°C in order to be stable. Before using, check that the liquid inside is clear and colourless — like water— with no floating or particulate matter. 

If your medication falls below 2°C or exceeds 30°C, for a lengthy period of time, we can’t guarantee its stability. Exceeding the range on either side of this spectrum can result in adverse effects.

Since we process and ship the medication at room temperature, it will be stable for up to 56 days if stored between 2 to 30°C. Refrigeration can help keep the medication within the 2 to 30°C range, but it is not necessary

If the medication ingredients fluctuate in temperature outside of the approved levels, you could experience hypersensitivity allergic reactions. If you’re not sure if you’ve had a reaction, contact a healthcare professional, attend urgent care, or call 911. If it’s not an emergency, contact your Felix practitioner.

Shipping information for your Ozempic pen

How much medication will I receive at once?

When you first start your prescription will be monthly. We’ll ship your first Ozempic pen once you’re approved, then approximately every five to six weeks after receiving your prescription. In order to receive your second pen and further doses, you’ll need to complete a virtual checkup so we can confirm your prescription.

This schedule gives our medical team time to monitor your body’s response and gradually raise your dose as needed. Once you’re at a steady dose, you’ll be provided with a longer prescription period. Check out this blog on Your First Six Weeks when starting your Ozempic prescription with Felix for more detail. 

If you can keep your Ozempic pens within the 2 to 30°C range, your pen should last until your next refill shipment arrives. 

It’s crucial to maintain the temperature of your Ozempic pen. The drug needs to be kept between 2 and 30°C. Though we do our best to ensure ideal shipping conditions, we recommend ensuring someone is present to receive and sign for your package right away to keep your medication within the required range. Refrigerating your medication can help keep it at the required 2 and 30°C temperature, but it is not necessary.

Shipping conditions

In some cases we may add ice packs to help keep the medication temperature between 2 and 30°C. If you find a melted ice pack inside, don’t worry. This is normal and expected; the internal temperature of your medication should still be within the suitable range. However, we do recommend immediately moving it to a temperature-monitored location.

How to check the stability of your medication

Your Ozempic pen has a window where you can see the medication liquid inside. If the liquid is clear and colourless (like water), your medication is stable and ready to be used. It’s important to use your medication within the 56-day shelf life that’s indicated by the pharmacy label guidelines. Check the neon green pharmacy label on your pen for the exact expiration date.

The pharmacy label date may be different from the medication expiry date on the Ozempic pen box. This is because we’ve processed the medication at room temperature and updated the new expiration date accordingly. 

If you notice anything floating in your medication (e.g. if it looks more like lemonade than water), or if the liquid is a different colour than clear, don’t take your medication. Book a call with a Felix pharmacist for next steps, and a Felix pharmacist will advise you on next steps.

How to properly dispose of your medication

Safe disposal of your Ozempic pen is important. You’ll be provided with a sharps disposal kit and proper instructions as part of your weight loss program. Make sure that you’re safely disposing of your pens with the sharps disposal kit.

Now that you know how to properly receive, store, use, and dispose of your Ozempic pen, you're all set to smoothly integrate the medication into your daily routine. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to a Felix pharmacist, or reach out to us at 

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