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Get an Ozempic online prescription for weight loss

In clinical trials, people taking 1 or 2 milligrams of Ozempic for type 2 diabetes each week lost at least 5% and sometimes more than 10% of their body weight in 40 weeks. That’s a potential weight loss of more than 20 pounds if you start at 200 pounds!

Looking for an Ozempic prescription online? Find a weight loss doctor to help decide if Ozempic is right for you. If it is, get an Ozempic prescription in as little as 24 hours.

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Medically reviewed by: Dr. Sheelu Bhatnagar

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What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a prescription medication made by Novo Nordisk with the active ingredient semaglutide. It’s approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels and A1C in people with type 2 diabetes when used with a reduced-calorie diet and increased activity. It’s also approved to help reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke, heart attack, or death for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

A nice little “side effect” of taking Ozempic is that it also helps people lose weight. It’s not FDA-approved for weight loss on its own though. It is used off-label for weight loss, which means it’s used for something it’s not approved to treat.

Ozempic’s counterpart medication, Wegovy, is FDA-approved for weight loss for people who meet certain criteria. Both medications are injections you give yourself once a week.

How does Ozempic work for weight loss?

Ozempic’s active ingredient, semaglutide, is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist medication. As an agonist, it mimics GLP-1 which is a natural hormone that helps regulate appetite and eating. It also stimulates insulin secretion and reduces glucagon secretion, which is why Ozempic helps reduce blood sugar.

Put simply, using Ozempic makes you feel more full and happy to eat less. Combine that with a reduced-calorie diet and being more physically active and you improve blood sugar levels and lose weight.

In clinical trials, people with type 2 diabetes taking 2 milligrams of Ozempic once a week lost at least 5% — and in some cases more than 10% — of their body weight in 40 weeks.

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Who can use Ozempic?

Ozempic is FDA-approved for people 18 and older who have type 2 diabetes to:

– Improve blood sugar (glucose) when used with diet and exercise. 
– Reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.

Unlike Wegovy, taking Ozempic doesn’t require you to have a specific body mass index (BMI) or other known health conditions. Note that Wegovy is an approved option if you have type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 27 or higher or meet other criteria.

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How to get an Ozempic online prescription?

Getting Ozempic starts with getting a prescription. A trained, licensed healthcare provider can prescribe Ozempic online or another medication for weight loss or type 2 diabetes for you. Providers who can prescribe Ozempic include physician assistants/associates (PAs), medical doctors (MDs), and ​​nurse practitioners (NPs).

You can connect with a board-certified, licensed provider to discuss a medical weight loss program that may include medication, such as Ozempic or Wegovy, on Klarity and often have an appointment in as little as 24 hours.

Your provider can send your prescription to any pharmacy you choose.

Note that there have been supply shortages of Ozempic and Wegovy. Before you start it, talk to your doctor and check the FDA drug shortages database for current status — search for semaglutide. 

Learn more about where to find Ozempic.

Ozempic dosages and how to use Ozempic

When you take Ozempic, you inject yourself once a week using a prefilled pen. You give yourself the injection under your skin, usually in the belly or upper thigh. You can also have another person inject you in the back of your arm if you’d prefer.

Ozempic is taken in 1 of 4 doses — .25, .50, 1.0,  or 2.0. Those doses come in 1 of 3 pens. The smallest pen has 2 milligrams and can be used for 4 .25- and 2 .50-milligram doses or 4 .5-milligram doses. The 4- and 8-milligram pens last for a month of 1- or 2-milligram doses. 

You start Ozempic with .25 milligrams once a week for 4 weeks. Starting with the smallest dose gives your body time to adjust and helps minimize side effects. After a month, you start taking the next higher dose. You continue increasing your dose every 4 weeks until you reach your maintenance dose, which can be 1.0 or 2.0 milligrams

Clinical studies show that people taking Ozempic lose more weight when using the 2.0-milligram dose. People do lose weight with the 1.0-milligram dose though. And if you don’t need 2.0 milligrams for ideal blood sugar control, your healthcare provider may have you stick with 1.0 milligrams.

Learn more about Ozempic doses for weight loss.

Ozempic side effects and warnings

Medications can have side effects and Ozempic is no exception. Its most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation. In clinical trials, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea were most common. For most people, these side effects are usually mild to moderate, and often go away or become less noticeable within a few weeks of first starting Ozempic or increasing your dose. 

Learn more about Ozempic side effects and talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to learn more about all common side effects, serious side effects, adverse reactions, Ozempic’s boxed warning, and precautions.

What does Ozempic cost?

Ozempic isn’t cheap. If you pay the retail price, which is the price the pharmacy charges you without insurance, all doses cost $1,029 for a one-month supply or 6 weeks if you’re just starting to use it. 

If you have insurance that covers Ozempic, you could get a 28-day (one-month) supply for $25 with Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic Savings Card. You can also save if your insurance doesn’t cover Ozempic and pay $500 for a one-month supply — about a 50% savings. Savings are limited to 13 refills and some restrictions apply.

With or without insurance, you can take advantage of prescription or drug discount cards from SingleCareRx, drugs.com, GoodRx, WellRx, and others to save. 

If you’re eligible, you might qualify for free Ozempic through the Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance Program too.

Learn more about costs, the Savings Card, and how to save money on Ozempic.

How does Ozempic compare to other weight loss medications?

Compared to other medications for type 2 diabetes and weight loss, Ozempic is one of the more effective. Wegovy, its weight loss-specific counterpart, is more effective for weight loss than Ozempic because its typical maintenance dose is higher than Ozempic’s. Zepbound (tirzepatide), the newest weight loss medication, has helped people lose more weight than either Wegovy or Ozempic.

Ozempic is a bit cheaper than both Wegovy and Zepbound, which both cost about $1,400 a month.

Only you and your healthcare provider can decide which weight loss medication and plan is right for you and your needs. 

Learn more about Ozempic vs Wegovyy.

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Read through stories from real patients who received treatment from healthcare providers on Klarity.

How it works

  1. Choose the right provider for you

    Providers on Klarity are licensed, board-certified, and offer a personalized approach to your unique weight-loss needs. See detailed profiles for each provider and find an approach that’s best for you. (Costs for treatment options may vary.)

  2. Have your initial patient visit

    Your journey to losing weight starts with an initial consultation Your provider will go over your goals and medical history to recommend a program that’s right for you and may or may not include prescription medication.

  3. Work with your provider on your progress 

    Your initial consultation is just the beginning. You and your provider will follow up to make sure you’re doing okay and that you’re reaching your goals. You stay on track with easy medication refills and ongoing support from your provider.

  4. Get constant support from Klarity

    If you have questions or need assistance, the friendly Klarity Patient Support team is here to help. Along with your provider, they’re committed to making sure you have the best care and support throughout your weight loss journey.

Frequently asked questions about Ozempic

Can I get Ozempic prescribed online?

Yes. You can get a prescription for Ozempic online. Provider marketplaces, like Klarity, make it easy to find a licensed weight-loss provider and schedule a telehealth appointment online. You can work with your provider for a tailored weight-loss plan that may include Ozempic, Wegovy, Zepbound, or another weight-loss medication. 

Can I take Ozempic without seeing a doctor?

Yes and no. You can’t take Ozempic without a prescription — or at least you shouldn’t. You can get a prescription for Ozempic without seeing a medical doctor (MD). Though you can’t get one without seeing a licensed healthcare provider, which in addition to MDs includes nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants/associates (PAs). You shouldn’t take Ozempic without regular follow-up visits with a healthcare provider who can monitor your progress and address any side effects you have.

Does insurance cover Ozempic?

Whether your insurance covers Ozempic or not depends on your insurance provider and specific plan and its drug formulary. It also depends on whether you’re using Ozempic if you have type 2 diabetes or using it off-label for weight loss. Your insurance company may cover it if you have type 2 diabetes. Even if your insurance covers Ozempic, they might require prior authorization before covering your cost. If you take Ozempic off-label, insurance probably won’t cover it. Learn more about insurance coverage for Ozempic.

Where can I find Ozempic in stock?

Because Ozempic and Wegovy are so successful at helping people lose weight, Novo Nordisk, who makes both medications, has struggled to keep up with demand for them since 2022. And patients have had trouble finding the medication in stock. Talk to your provider or check the FDA drug shortages database (search for semaglutide) for current availability. Learn more about how to find Ozempic in stock

What’s the difference between Ozempic and Wegovy?

Ozempic and Wegovy use the same active ingredient, semaglutide. Both are made by Novo Nordisk. Both are approved to reduce the risk of major heart events in people with type 2 diabetes or obesity or overweight. Only Wegovy is FDA-approved for chronic weight management in certain individuals. And Ozempic is FDA-approved to help improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes. The doses for the 2 medications are also different. Learn more about Ozempic vs Wegovy for weight loss.

Can you switch from Ozempic to Wegovy or Wegovy to Ozempic?

If a licensed medical professional confirms that switching is safe and appropriate for you, yes, you can switch. The medications use the same active ingredient but come in different doses. Different doses are used for weight loss than for blood sugar control for people with type 2 diabetes, which is Ozempic’s approved use. 

Is there a generic for Ozempic?

No. There’s currently no generic version of Ozempic or semaglutide on the market. 

Is Ozempic cheaper than Wegovy?

Ozempic costs about $400 less than Wegovy per month. As of early 2024, the retail cost of Ozempic was about $1,030 for a month’s supply. Wegovy costs a bit more at roughly $1,430 for a month’s supply. You may be able to take advantage of Novo Nordisk’s savings program to reduce your cost to as little as $25 a month for Ozempic.

What is a cheaper version of Ozempic?

Semaglutide is available in 4 forms — as Ozempic, Rybelsus, which is a pill, Wegovy, or compounded semaglutide. Ozempic and Rybelsus cost $1,030 a month while Wegovy retails for $1,430. You’ll pay less with insurance coverage, manufacturer’s or patient assistant savings programs, and coupons. The cheapest of the 4 is compounded semaglutide, which you may find from $80 to $500 a month depending on which compounded pharmacy you use. Some insurance companies cover compounded medications. 

Should I get semaglutide at a compounding pharmacy?

If you prefer to get a compounded medication, a reliable compounding pharmacy can create compounded semaglutide for you. Compounded medications are made using pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients, primarily semaglutide in this case, the active ingredient in Ozempic. 

Always choose a pharmacy that requires a prescription and discuss using a compounded version of any medication with your provider. Learn more about compounded semaglutide and how to find a reliable pharmacy.


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The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Everyone’s weight loss journey is unique and results will vary. Always seek the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional with any questions or concerns you have regarding your health.

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