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Where can you buy semaglutide online in the UK?

Robbie Puddick
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Robbie Puddick

Medically reviewed by

Fiona Moncrieff

4 min read
Last updated December 2023

Jump to: How much does semaglutide cost? | Should I buy semaglutide online? | How much weight will I lose on semaglutide? | Why should I choose Second Nature for a weight-loss injection?

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

As of September 2023, semaglutide is still in short supply in the UK, and any available supply is being prioritised for NHS patients.

Semaglutide for weight loss is sold under the brand name Wegovy. The other brand name for semaglutide, Ozempic, is no longer available in the UK for weight loss. Instead, it’s only available for people living with type 2 diabetes.

How much does semaglutide cost?

Buying injectable semaglutide online from Second Nature will cost £229 for the first three months, rising to £299 after three months.

Some online pharmacies sell semaglutide for prices ranging from £245 to £395.

Should I buy semaglutide online?

Semaglutide is designed as an additional tool for weight management and shouldn’t be considered a lifelong medication.

Instead, it should be used to help you kickstart your weight loss and healthy journey while you commit to living a healthier lifestyle.

Ideally, we’d be able to lose weight without medication and lifestyle changes would be enough to support weight loss in the long term.

We’d generally recommend trying Second Nature’s weight-loss programme before considering a weight-loss jab.

Changing your habits is the most sustainable way to achieve long-term weight loss, and it’s also less expensive.

At Second Nature, we’ve been trusted by the NHS since 2017 to support people with type 2 diabetes and obesity to lose weight, manage their blood sugar levels, and lead healthier lifestyles for the long term.

In 2022, the NHS published data in the BMJ that compared the weight loss outcomes of five providers in the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Second Nature was more than twice as effective at supporting weight loss than the other four providers.

However, if you’ve decided to try semaglutide (when it’s available) but need support in making positive changes to your lifestyle, Second Nature could be an option for you. But it’s worth noting that we have strict eligibility criteria.

How much weight will I lose on semaglutide?

Semaglutide leads to an average weight loss of 15-20% after 68 weeks and is more effective than other weight-loss injections, like Saxenda.

A randomised controlled trial was conducted in 2022 investigating the impact of semaglutide and liraglutide on weight loss in individuals living with obesity.

The results showed that the participants in the semaglutide group lost 15.8% of their body weight compared to 6.4% in the liraglutide group.

Semaglutide was also shown to be more tolerated than liraglutide. 13.5% of participants in the semaglutide group discontinued their treatment due to side effects, compared to 27.6% with liraglutide.

Over 80% of participants in both groups reported common side effects and GI-related issues such as constipation, cramping, bloating, and diarrhoea.

Due to the positive results from these studies, Semaglutide was made available in 2023 in the UK after the U.S. approved the drug in 2021.

How does semaglutide compare to weight loss without medication?

Lifestyle interventions without semaglutide tend to lead to an average weight loss of around 5-10%.

Losing and maintaining weight loss of more than 10% is associated with significantly reducing complications related to obesity, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

A recent paper published in The Lancet showed that nearly 20% of participants in lifestyle interventions without medications gain weight, around 40% lose between 1-10% of their body weight, and just 13% lose more than 10%.

In comparison, less than 5% of participants combining semaglutide with lifestyle interventions gain weight, around 10% lose between 1-10%, and 87% lose more than 10%.

So, 47% more people lose more than 10% of body weight on lifestyle interventions with semaglutide compared to lifestyle interventions alone.

Why should I choose Second Nature?

Many companies (Boots, Superdrug, Juniper, and Weight Watchers) will offer semaglutide injections alongside a weight-loss programme.

We’ll be biased and recommend you choose Second Nature, and that’s for one primary reason: Peace of mind.

Second Nature is the only UK company that provides private weight-loss injections and is also trusted by the NHS to provide weight-loss services, alongside receiving NICE approval to deliver weight-management services with semaglutide medication.

The NHS has used Second Nature for over six years, and we ensure we abide by the highest levels of data security and patient safety.

With that, we believe there comes a level of authenticity and peace of mind that other providers can’t match (e.g. Weight Watchers, Boots, Superdrug, Juniper, Numan, Manual, etc.).

If you want to go with a company with a proven track record of providing the most effective digital weight-loss programme to the NHS (as proven in our official scientific publications in the British Medical Journal and others), then give us a go.

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