Ozempic cost

Robbie Puddick
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Robbie Puddick

6th June 2024

Jump to: Where can you buy Ozempic? | Can you get Ozempic if you don’t have type 2 diabetes? | Who qualifies for Ozempic?

To buy Ozempic and the necessary injectable pens for a four-week period, the cost is around $1500 per month. 

However, the cost will depend on your current insurance coverage and the pharmacy that you purchase the medication from.

Where can you buy Ozempic?

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

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.

Who qualifies for Ozempic?

GLP-1 medications like Ozempic 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.

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