What Ozempic® is used for Ozempic® is used:
- on its own – if your blood sugar is not controlled well enough by diet and exercise alone, and you cannot use metformin (another diabetes medicine) or
- with other medicines for diabetes – when they are not enough to control your blood sugar levels.
These other medicines may include: oral antidiabetics (such as metformin, thiazolidinediones, sulfonylureas, sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor) or insulin.
Prevention of cardiovascular events Ozempic® is indicated to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) such as heart attack, stroke or death in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus with known heart disease or at high risk for heart disease.
It is important that you continue with your diet and exercise plan as told by your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.