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Ozempic cost UK

Robbie Puddick
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Robbie Puddick

19th May 2023

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To buy Ozempic and the necessary injectable pens for a four-week period, the cost with Second Nature is £229 or £2,748 per year. It’s worth noting that this does include Second Nature’s digital weight-loss programme alongside the Ozempic medication.

However, the cost depends on where you’re purchasing it from and how long you intend to use the medication.

The current NICE guidelines state that Ozempic shouldn’t be used beyond two years. So, if you completed two years of treatment with Ozempic, this would cost you over £5,500.

Where can you buy Ozempic?

You can purchase Ozempic online from registered and regulated clinics and pharmacies in the UK. You need a prescription to buy Ozempic, which you can complete using a simple online form.

Additionally, Second Nature has launched a medication-supported programme this year, where you can purchase an Ozempic or Wegovy prescription alongside our award-winning weight-loss programme.

If you’re interested, you can join our waiting list here.

Ozempic is approved for use to support people living with type 2 diabetes. Its active ingredient is semaglutide and is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk.

Can you get Ozempic if you don’t have type 2 diabetes?

Yes, however, this is considered ‘off-label’ medication use. If a medicine meets the acceptable standards of efficacy, safety, and quality – it can be prescribed for use outside of what it’s been approved for.

High-quality randomised controlled trials have shown that Ozempic (semaglutide 1 mg) can lead to a significant weight loss of up to 15%.

Ozempic also has a good safety profile, with fewer than 10% of participants stopping the treatment due to adverse events and side effects.

Therefore, healthcare professionals can prescribe Ozempic for weight loss if they feel it’s in their patient’s best interest.

​​You can read more about the legal responsibilities of prescribers regarding off-label use here.

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Who qualifies for Ozempic?

GLP-1 medications like Ozempic and Wegovy can lead to significant weight loss and health improvements like lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

However, all medications come with risks and rewards, and not everyone is suitable for Ozempic and Wegovy.

Deciding to start a new medication is a highly personal choice. So, ultimately, it depends on whether you believe it’s the best decision for your health going forward.

Additionally, when you’re being prescribed the medication, you have to meet specific eligibility criteria.

For example, some of the criteria for Second Nature’s programme are:

  • BMI over 30
  • No previous diagnosis or family history of thyroid cancer
  • No previous diagnosis or family history of pancreatic cancer
  • No current diagnosis of an eating disorder

If you’re unsure whether to take Ozempic to support weight loss, speak to your local healthcare team.

Second Nature’s medication-supported programme

Second Nature’s medication-supported programme combines our award-winning weight loss programme with the GLP-1, semaglutide, to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

On our programme, you get:

  • Support from a registered dietitian or nutritionist for expert guidance
  • Daily educational articles to read or listen to written by our in-house team of psychologists, dietitians, and nutritionists
  • Access to our app with over 500 recipes and a meal planner
  • NHS-trusted programme

If you’re interested, you can join our waiting list here.

If you’d like to learn more about semaglutide and GLP-1 weight loss medications, watch our recent webinar on YouTube.

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