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Should I buy Wegovy or Mounjaro from Lloyds Pharmacy?

Robbie Puddick
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Robbie Puddick

Medically reviewed by

Fiona Moncrieff

6 min read
Last updated May 2024

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This article is accurate to the best of our knowledge as of November 2024.

Whether you choose to purchase a weight-loss injection from Lloyds Pharmacy will depend on the level of support you feel you need alongside the medication.

The Lloyds Pharmacy website advertises Wegovy with a doctor-approved prescription.

Still, it’s not clear whether the medication comes with a programme or ongoing support from a healthcare professional to help you on your weight-loss journey.

Research shows that when GLP-1 treatment is stopped, weight regain is very likely if the underlying habits and behaviours that led to weight gain in the past are addressed.

Second Nature’s medication-supported programme offers several benefits alongside a Wegovy or Mounjaro prescription:

  • Peace of mind that we’ve been used by the NHS since 2017 to provide weight-loss services
  • Access to a registered nutritionist or dietitian five days a week
  • Clinically proven programme to help you keep the weight off for good
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Should I buy Wegovy or Mounjaro online?

Wegovy and Mounjaro are designed as additional tools for weight management and shouldn’t be considered lifelong medications.

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 (£40 a month vs. ~£299 a month).

At Second Nature, we’ve been used 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 Wegovy or Mounjaro 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.

Otherwise, keep reading as we look at three reasons you might consider joining our programme.

1) Weight regain with Wegovy and Mounjaro is likely without the proper support

Like traditional diets, where participants typically regain weight once the diet program ends, weight regain is significant following the cessation of semaglutide.

The greater the initial weight loss, the more significant the weight regained.

However, those who lose more weight initially maintain more significant weight loss compared to baseline than those who lose less before the medication is withdrawn.

In this post-analysis of 327 participants, the average weight loss after 68 weeks was 17.3% with semaglutide and 2% with placebo.

After 52 weeks of follow-up, after the medication was withdrawn, the average weight loss was 5.6% with semaglutide and 0.1% with placebo.

A weight regain of 11.6% in the semaglutide group and 1.9% in the placebo.

Weight regain isn’t inevitable. Long-term sustainable weight loss can be achieved, but you need the proper support.

It’s unclear whether you’ll receive this level of support with Lloyds Pharmacy as there’s no clear mention of this alongside the medication on their website.

You’ll receive a nutrition consultation when you sign up and a monthly check-in with a clinician to ensure the medication is still suitable.

While on the medication, you’ll likely lose weight, as evidence shows that semaglutide is extremely effective at reducing appetite and helping you eat fewer calories. 

However, it’s likely that when you come off the medication, you’ll regain much of the lost weight without making significant changes to your habits and lifestyle.

But a high level of support is something that Second Nature can offer, and the fact we’ve been trusted by the NHS since 2017 to provide weight-loss services showcases the long-term impact Second Nature has had on our members.

2) Second Nature’s used by the NHS and NICE-approved

Second Nature has been used by the NHS since 2017. We’ve delivered programmes for the NHS in type 2 diabetes management, diabetes prevention, and weight management.

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently announced that Wegovy would be available via digital weight management services provided by Second Nature and three other companies supporting the NHS.

This approval recognises the high level of patient care and support that Second Nature has provided our members.

Lloyds Pharmacy has online resources and blogs that provide some general health and nutrition advice to support you in making your weight loss journey successful.

Lloyds Pharmacy doesn’t advertise a weight-loss programme alongside a Wegovy or Mounjaro prescription on its website.

Interestingly, there’s no research on the impact of Wegovy or Mounjaro without a lifestyle change programme being implemented alongside the weight-loss injection.

3) Wegovy and Mounjaro cost and Trustpilot reviews

  • The total monthly cost of the Second Nature programme, including semaglutide medication, is £229, rising to £299
  • The total monthly cost of Wegovy with Lloyds Pharmacy starts at £198.99 for the lower doses, rising to £298.99 for the maintenance dose
  • The total monthly cost of Mounjaro with Lloyds Pharmacy starts at £188.99. It’s unclear what the cost of the higher doses is as they’re currently out of stock as of February 2024.
  • Second Nature’s current Trustpilot score based on 6,270 reviews is 4.8, and are rated as ‘Excellent’
  • Lloyds Pharmacy’s current Trustpilot score (as of October 2023) based on 13,206 reviews is 4.1 and is rated as ‘Great’

Take home message

Weight-loss injections are designed as additional tools for weight management interventions and shouldn’t be considered lifelong medications.

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

Consider the use of antidepressants for people living with depression. They’re not designed to cure the condition. Instead, they’re designed to allow room for therapy to treat the condition’s underlying cause.

Mounjaro, and other weight loss injections, like Ozempic and Wegovy, are similar. They can allow you to make lifestyle changes to support long-term weight loss maintenance.

Mounjaro can help silence food-related thoughts and also give you a boost of confidence with more immediate weight-loss results.

This helps to buy you the time and headspace to understand why your body may have struggled to lose weight previously, and to build new long-term healthy habits.

The core focus of our medication programmes is to calm down the feeling of food noise, lower your cravings, and allow you to build healthier habits to keep the weight off for good.

The ultimate goal is to make losing weight feel second nature.

Second Nature’s medication-supported programmes

Second Nature has two medication-supported programmes: a Wegovy weight-loss programme and a Mounjaro weight-loss programme.

If you’ve made the decision to try Wegovy or Mounjaro (assuming you’re eligible), why should you choose Second Nature over other medication providers?

For peace of mind.

Second Nature has worked with the NHS for over 6 years providing weight-loss programmes across the UK.

Whilst our Wegovy and Mounjaro weight-loss programmes are private and not currently used by the NHS, we’ve built the programmes with a focus on scientific evidence, patient safety, and data security.

We hope that our 6+ years of working with the NHS and building a track record of effective weight-loss results will give you peace of mind to give us a try.

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