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Can Ozempic be left unrefrigerated?

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bimbo

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Hi. I've been on ozempic for 8 weeks now. I've only lost around 5 kilos so far. I don't really have any side effects other than my first day on 0.50 dose. My appetite is the same as it was before I started it.
When I collected my first ozempic pen, I noticed my pharmacist didn't actually take it out of the fridge. o_O I store it in my fridge, but I've just checked online and it must be stored by the pharmacy in their fridge as well, otherwise, it can lose its effectiveness. It says 56 days if not refrigerated. I mean who knows how long it was sitting in the pharmacy before I collected it. Just wanted to know people’s opinion about this, how your pharmacies store ozempic. Could this be a reason why some have huge weight loss and others only a little. Please share, thx
 
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bimbo said:
Hi. I've been on ozempic for 8 weeks now. I've only lost around 5 kilos so far. I don't really have any side effects other than my first day on 0.50 dose. My appetite is the same as it was before I started it.
When I collected my first ozempic pen, I noticed my pharmacist didn't actually take it out of the fridge. o_O I store it in my fridge, but I've just checked online and it must be stored by the pharmacy in their fridge as well, otherwise, it can lose its effectiveness. It says 56 days if not refrigerated. I mean who knows how long it was sitting in the pharmacy before I collected it. Just wanted to know people’s opinion about this, how your pharmacies store ozempic. Could this be a reason why some have huge weight loss and others only a little. Please share, thx
Hello, dear @bimbo!
I would discard it since it is supposed to be in the fridge.