Starting with Ozempic: Your Six Week Plan

Key Takeaways

Starting a new treatment can be a lot of things: exciting, encouraging, even overwhelming. With weight loss treatment, you’ll be keeping track of things such as weekly injections, potential dose changes, and checkups.

That’s why we’ve mapped out your first 6 weeks with Ozempic at Felix. At a starting dose of 0.25 mg per week, your first Ozempic pen should cover over 6 weekly doses.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect:

Here’s an overview of other important information you need to know for the first 6 weeks:

Key Details

First-time using Ozempic/semaglutide

You'll begin with a smaller dose of 0.25 mg per week, which may gradually increase, depending on your body's response and side effects. Your practitioner's aim is to find the lowest effective dose, with a maximum of at 2 mg.

Changes to your dosage

Any potential dose increase (also known as titration) will be determined through an online checkup with your practitioner around 3-4 weeks after your treatment was initially approved. We have timed these checkups to provide the safest progression of treatment. When it’s time for your checkup, we’ll send you email and text reminders.

Your first pen: number of doses

At a dose of 0.25 mg per week, your first Ozempic pen should cover over 6 weekly doses.

Weekly Tips

Week 1: Your first dose

  • Check out the video and blog on how to use the pen.
  • Remember, you only need to clear the pen needle the first time you use a new pen. You won’t need to do this again.
  • The needle is small and you may not feel it. Listen for the click to know you’ve received your dose.

Week 2: Your second dose

  • Remember, if your side effects are intolerable, please talk to your Felix healthcare practitioner.
  • Learn more about the main side effects here.

Week 3: Your third dose

  • Remember, you can reach out to your healthcare practitioner with questions at any time.

Week 4: Your fourth dose

  • It’s time for your checkup: We’ll send you email and text reminders — make sure to connect within 7 days to avoid delays.
  • Remember there is a $40 fee for each checkup visit.
  • Your dose will remain at 0.25mg this week - do not titrate up until week 5 as instructed by your practitioner.

Week 5: Your fifth dose

Week 6: Your sixth dose

  • It is important to start weight loss medication as soon as it arrives, so make sure someone is available to sign for your package when it’s due to arrive.
  • Your next pen should be on its way to you. Keep using your original pen as directed by your practitioner.

Continuing onward

  • Keep an eye out for your monthly checkup notifications.
  • Once you’ve reached the dose that is working well for you (i.e. achieved steady-state), we’ll see you for checkups every 3-6 months.

Remember, your response to medication can change. You can book a call with Felix pharmacists to talk about your prescription at any time.

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