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User Reviews for Ozempic to treat Diabetes, Type 2

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Ozempic Rating Summary

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6.2/10 Average Rating
275 ratings from 294 user reviews

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Reviews for Ozempic

Teresa September 6, 2020

“I’ve been Ozempic for 4 weeks. I am so glad that my doctor sat me down and told me what to expect. She also asked if I could handle it. She said that if you can make it through the 4th week I promise it will get better. She was right. I was pretty sick the first two weeks. I learned that it had a lot to do with me trying to eat my normal intake of food. Once I started to catch a clue and making my portions smaller, I learned it would make me feel better. I could guarantee if I ate too much, I’d feel like crap. People aren’t kidding about the side effects. It’s real. But I made it and am now starting to feel better with each day. I’ve lost 18 pounds now and I’m amazed. Yes it makes you sick but if you keep trying to eat like you did it will be worse. You have to start listening to your body You can’t keep eating your same amounts and expect to lose weight.”

10 / 10
Shebee · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 4, 2020

“I've been on Ozempic for 8 weeks. At first it I had side effects of a lot of nausea. Now I wake up cold and clammy the last week and very anxious. Overall feeling unwell. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this?”

Dnw2308 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 30, 2020

“I’ve been on Ozempic 6 months. I had gestational diabetes with both children so know I have an increased risk of type 2. I had bloodwork done and unsurprisingly my fasting sugar was high but my a1c was high normal. My doctor prescribed Ozempic and I am currently at 1mg/ week. Results: blood sugar in perfect range, lost 20 pounds (15% body weight), loss of sense of taste for tons of foods, alcohol aversion. All in all I’m far healthier but I do miss enjoying food. I wonder if this is sustainable long term. Time will tell.”

10 / 10
JE · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 26, 2020

“I have been taking Ozempic for 4 months to reduce insulin resistance (caused by polycystic ovary syndrome). The medication has significantly reduced my appetite. I have had a few minor side effects - a stomach cramp here, an episode of diarrhea there...but nothing at all significant. My weight went from 151 (BMI 25.9) to 133 three months later (BMI 22.8). I honestly could not be happier.”

10 / 10
dsgrey · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 24, 2020

“I've been using Ozempic for 18 months. A1c has dropped from 8.1 to 6.0. Weight dropped from 195lbs to 157lbs. Minor side effects for the 1st two weeks, I dropped most of the weight within 4 months and my A1c went down to 6.3 in those 4 months. My doctor decide to take me off Ozempic after 6 months to see if I'd stabilized but within 4 weeks my A1c was back in the upper 7s. I'm staying on Ozempic for now. Great medication but a ridiculous price.”

10 / 10
New Diabetic · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 21, 2020

“I was moved to Ozempic from Januvia. At the time I started Ozempic, I'd brought my blood sugar down to what would translate to an A1C of 5.5 or so, and I'd managed to kick most of the insulin I was on. I started Ozempic at 0.25 units per week and had mild nausea and diarrhea, but my appetite vanished and I could barely bring myself to eat. Once I started the full dose, my blood sugars began to climb rapidly. I'd be fine in the mornings at first and then experience wild spikes between meals, until finally my fasting sugar started to climb out of my desired range. I actually had to take MORE insulin, not less, just to keep my fasting BG below 7. Ozempic was absolutely NOT worth it - even with the lower price here in Canada, the cost is ridiculous, the benefits never materialized and the effects on my appetite destroyed the healthy diet I was trying to eat. Good example of how new isn't always good.”

1 / 10
MidNightSun August 21, 2020

“My health wasn't good so I fired the nurse practitioner I was seeing and got an internist doctor. Found out my Thyroid was almost non-functional + high blood pressure & my pre-diabetes rate was doing a serious climb. 1 year later had me at the right dose of synthroid. Doctor put me on metformin & phentermine & added ozempic 2 weeks later at .25. That was a rough ride, I was nauseated & dizzy a lot! I started at 265lbs and everyday I would see a pound or 2 come off. As of this morning I weighed in at 239 and I'm up to 1mg dose of ozempic weekly. I take the anti-nausea now just before my ozempic dose & that's it. I use doterra ginger. A1c down to 5! I'm glad I listened to my doctor & my pharmacist & stuck with it. Anything worth having doesn't usually come easy! I would like to get down to the 160-170 range, I'm 5'11 and thinner than that I start to look like Olive Oyl! OH Popeye!”

10 / 10
Kay · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 16, 2020

“With an A1C approaching 11, it was time to try something else in addition to Novolog and Tresiba so my Dr added Ozempic. I also quit all alcohol and became a vegetarian. The first 3 weeks at .25 left me with a decreased appetite, nothing severe. The pounds started dropping off, fast forward 3 months and I am 22 lbs lighter. I love Ozempic, no bad side effects and my insulin needs have decreased ( not gone away) best of all my A1C was 7! A lifestyle change helped a lot, but I credit Ozempic for many of these positive changes.”

10 / 10
Ker August 16, 2020

“I started using Ozempic 2 weeks ago I don’t have any major side effects. Occasional upset stomach, but nothing too terrible. I am hoping to stay on this meds even though my insurance isn’t covering it.”

10 / 10
CRRich · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 6, 2020

“I am on my 4th week of Ozempic (0.25, 0.25, 0.50, 0.50) and have experienced very little in the way of side effects. A little upset stomach in the first hour of injection but after that it has been smooth sailing. I have lost 20lbs using this along with Farxiga and doing KETO with intermittent fasting.”

10 / 10
Happy · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 10, 2020

“I've been using this off label for weight loss for 3 months after consistent diet/exercise and allegedly controlled Hashimoto's left me frustrated that I still couldn't lose weight. This drug has been amazing. I do still suffer from occasional headaches that are moderate to severe and if I eat something I "shouldn't" there are usually digestive repercussions. But I'm down 15+ pounds in 3 months without any real change to my prior (very good) lifestyle. I lean into the days I'm not hungry, and allow myself to eat on the days that I am. It is expensive, but there are great coupons. I will stay at the .5 until I reach my goal weight and then try to taper off.”

10 / 10
Kaz · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 1, 2020

“Hi I've been taking this for 4 months and now wake every morning with black spots and floaters in my vision. It wears off throughout day. Anyone else experience this please. Tia.”

4 / 10
Skis · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 31, 2020

“My husband began taking Ozempic for his Type 2 diabetes several months ago and experienced minimal unpleasant side effects. His food consumption is down approximately 2/3 (no more "first breakfast and second breakfast" and "first dinner and second dinner") and he has been able to reduce his diabetes medications. He has been steadily losing excess weight. A bonus is the chronic loose stools he used to suffer have been eliminated. I started taking Ozempic for my Type 2 diabetes 6 weeks ago. My food consumption is down significantly and I've been able to discontinue all other diabetes medications. I've had some slight nausea and a mild bit of constipation, both of which have been easily alleviated through dietary changes (much smaller meals, more fiber and more spicy food). We absolutely love this medication.”

10 / 10
Miserable in Fl · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 27, 2020

“Started Ozempic 8 weeks ago, from the beginning I started belching. Doze was .25 went to . 50 and the stomach cramps started. I am in 3 weeks now at 1mg and I have never been more miserable. Constant violent diarrhea and stomach cramps. I am losing weight at a rapid pace didn’t necessarily need to lose. I called the doctor today because I’m unable to leave the house she seems to think that this will subside in another week and I should be back to normal. After reading everyone’s comments I find this hard to believe!!!!”

2 / 10
Anon · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 19, 2020

“I was terrified to take this after reading some of the reviews online, but I have to say I am so happy I started this drug. I've followed others suggestions about injecting the drug into my upper thigh and not my abdomen. I was on a .25 dose for 4 weeks then moved to .5 and that's what I currently take. My appetite has decreased SIGNIFICANTLY. I was addicted to eating junk foods, and I simply cannot eat them anymore, my stomach cannot handle them. I get full after eating one proper sized meal, and it keeps me going for most of the day, only having a snack like 1 apple in the evening. Side effects were mild for me, had some constipation but I started taking fiber supplements to help with that. I have been on the medication for 7 weeks now and I'm down 10lbs and I feel great. Make sure your doctor gets you to increase the dose slowly, inject into your thigh and be ready to make better dietary choices when starting this drug. I truly believe it saved me from morbid obesity.”

10 / 10
Momo · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 30, 2020

“I have been taking Ozempic for 16 months and have lost 80Lbs! I started at .25 and have moved up to 1. At first I was terribly sick but I took my time to adjust bit by bit while the dose was slowly raised and now I don't feel sick at all from it now! If you can hold on and push through ( the push was hard, REALLY sick some days) it does get better. It has saved my life”

10 / 10
Dimples April 7, 2020

“Been using ozempic for 7 weeks lost 12 pounds i also take xzando and lantus at night. Gas,nausea, headache and a few low A1c. But my number is down fron 8.1 to 5.4. For the Gas I find that Gas X helps. And the nausea i sip on cold water and keep your meals small. I dont throw up yet and no constipation or Diarrhea.”

5 / 10
Sarah · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 7, 2020

“Do not take this medication! After injecting the .5 mg dosage for two months, I began to have digestive issues. My doctor sent me for medical tests and found that I developed Pancreatitis. I was told to stop using Ozempic immediately!”

1 / 10
Laurel · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 1, 2020

“I have been prescribed Ozempic for weight loss secondary to type 2. I got nauseated with some loss of appetite at .25 mg dosage and adapted to it over a month. Lost 9 lbs in that month. I increased to 0.5 mg last Friday (it is Tuesday), and I am miserable. Non stop nausea, burping, some pain in stomach, constipated. I feel miserable. I am worried about the stomach pain being pancreatitis starting so I am increasing my water. I haven't eaten in two days. I will not continue with this drug as I thin this just cannot be a good thing to do to ones body.”

3 / 10
Nicky · Taken for less than 1 month March 22, 2020

“I've taken Ozempic for 3 weeks and I feel no different! .25, .25, .50. I don't know what to think? I was hoping to lose weight”

8 / 10
Sane One March 13, 2020

“After reading this, that junk in the fridge will go in the garbage. Do NOT put yourselves through this for weight loss and even diabetes. I mean seriously, which is worse? Pancreatitis? Thyroid cancer? Horrible gastro conditions? Injecting ourselves with this lizard juice can't be good for us. And, it’s beyond expensive to say the least. Pharmaceutical companies should be ashamed of themselves but that’s nothing new. This is totally off the charts. Just say no to drugs these drugs. Please be fair and unbiased and publish this comment, if you’re fair and unbiased!”

Lorelei · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 13, 2020

“I've been on Ozempic for 2.5 months now (10 weeks as of today) off label for PCOS. I started with a dose of .25 for the first four weeks, and have been on .5 for the remaining six. On the .25 dose, I felt my appetite was slightly reduced and I had some mild nausea. As soon as I went to .5, the side effects started and I started getting extreme nausea, diarrhea, rancid burps, and I can no longer eat. If I eat more than a regular ham and cheese sandwich in a day, I feel extremely nauseous and the burps come back. As of my last doctor's appointment I've lost about 3 pounds, but I don't know if I can keep this up. I'm miserable. I won't know until next month whether it's working like my doctor has intended because she needs blood tests to verify all of that, so I can't speak to how effective it has been yet.”

5 / 10
tlwildcat76 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 12, 2020

“after 30 days I was begging for my metformin back, my insurance company took me off, took two dr's to get me back on it. On Ozempic my BS went up into the 400-500 range 6 mo's later blood sugar back down 120-150 a1c, 7.0. ozempic no good for me”

1 / 10
JanisH12 March 10, 2020

“I have Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (Diabetes Type 3c) and I have been on Ozempic 1 mg. for over 4 months now, switching from daily Victoza. I have only once had to stop an Rx for a side effect that did not go away during treatment, so my endocrinologist started me on 1 mg. Ozempic. I have experienced 4 months of frequent bouts of explosive diarrhea on Ozempic, but I determined this was not a side effect. Ozempic gave me a temporary gluten intolerance. After stopping it and going back on Victoza, it appears that after 5 months off of Ozempic, I can again tolerate gluten. Now I am unsure if I really want to try a different once weekly GLP-1 Rx.”

9 / 10
Karan · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 10, 2020

“This is my 8th week and using 0.5. I lost 12lb and I have more energy now so I go to exercise as well now. Only on the first week I have heavy headache but it was gone on my second week. I thought of stopping it after first week due to the headache but luckily I continued and I am having happy life now.”

10 / 10