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Get a semaglutide online prescription for weight loss

In clinical trials, people who took 2.4 milligrams of semaglutide each week while eating a reduced-calorie diet and increasing their physical activity lost 14.9% of their body weight in 68 weeks. If you weigh 225 pounds, that’s a loss of more than 33 pounds!

Want to get a semaglutide prescription online? Find a weight loss specialist to help decide if semaglutide is right for you and give you a prescription in as little as 24 hours, if recommended.

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What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is the active ingredient in 2 brand-name medications, Wegovy and Ozempic. It’s also available as a compounded medication. It was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as Ozempic in 2017 to lower blood sugar (glucose) and A1C in people with type 2 diabetes.

People taking Ozempic also lost weight. And Ozempic’s manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, got Wegovy FDA-approved for weight loss in 2021. Wegovy is similar to Ozempic, but used at higher maintenance doses. It’s approved for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, or people with a BMI of 27 or more and at least one weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.

Whether you use compounded semaglutide, Wegovy, or Ozempic, you should eat a reduced-calorie diet and do more physical activity.

How does semaglutide work for weight loss?

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It mimics natural GLP-1.

GLP-1 is a hormone made by the intestines when people eat. It drives insulin secretion and restrains glucagon secretion. (Glucagon is a hormone made in the pancreas to help regulate blood sugar.) GLP-1 also inhibits movement in the gastrointestinal tract, which helps curb appetite and eating.

By mimicking GLP-1, semaglutide helps regulate appetite and control blood sugar levels throughout the day. Put simply, semaglutide combined with eating a reduced-calorie diet and doing more physical activity offers improved blood sugar control and makes you feel more full, so you eat less and lose weight.

Participants in a trial for semaglutide used at the highest maintenance dose for Wegovy lost up to 14.9% of their body weight in 68 weeks.

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Who’s eligible to take semaglutide?

To get semaglutide, you need a prescription from a healthcare provider. That’s the case whether you fill a prescription for Wegovy, Ozempic, or compounded semaglutide at a reputable pharmacy.

Semaglutide in Wegovy is FDA-approved for weight loss in people who:
– Have obesity, which is a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.
– Are overweight with a BMI of 27 or more and at least one weight-related health problem, like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart problems, or high cholesterol.

It’s also FDA-approved for children aged 12 or older with obesity and a BMI in the 95th percentile for their sex or age.

Semaglutide in Ozempic is FDA-approved to control blood sugar and lower A1C in people with type 2 diabetes.

Semaglutide in both Wegovy and Ozempic is approved to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death for people approved to take Wegovy or Ozempic. 

When taking any form of semaglutide for any reason, eat a reduced-calorie diet and be more physically active.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe semaglutide for you if you don’t fall into one of the listed categories but thinks you’ll benefit from it.

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How to get a semaglutide prescription online?

To get semaglutide for weight loss, connect with a board-certified, licensed provider in a virtual appointment. Your provider will talk to you about a medical weight loss program that may include medication, such as semaglutide. They may also order lab tests.

Prescribing providers can include physician assistants/associates (PAs), medical doctors (MDs), and ​​nurse practitioners (NPs). When you choose a provider on Klarity, you can have an appointment in as little as 24 hours.

If you and your provider decide semaglutide is right for you, your provider can send your prescription to any pharmacy you choose.

Learn more about how and where to get semaglutide for weight loss.

How to use semaglutide and semaglutide dosages?

Semaglutide is a weight-loss injection you take once a week. You inject yourself at home under the skin, usually in your belly, upper thigh, or back of your arm. 

If you’re using Wegovy or Ozempic, each dose comes in a prefilled single-use pen. If you’re using compounded semaglutide, it comes in a vial and you use a separate needle and syringe to draw up your weekly dose. 

Wegovy includes .25-, .50-, 1.0-, 1.7-, and 2.4-milligram doses. You start at the smallest dose and increase your doses to the next highest every 4 weeks until you reach a maintenance dose. Most people use a maintenance dose of 1.7 or 2.4 milligrams a week. 

Ozempic comes in .25, .50, 1.0, and 2.0-milligram doses. The typical maintenance dose is .5, 1.0, or 2.0 milligrams. 

If you’re using compounded semaglutide, your provider will tell you what dosing schedule to follow. 

Clinical studies show that people lose the most weight on 2.4 milligrams of semaglutide a week. But, if you struggle to tolerate the 2.4-milligram dose, your healthcare provider may have you use a smaller maintenance dose or increase your dose more slowly. 

Learn more about semaglutide doses for Wegovy.

Semaglutide side effects and warnings

If you take Wegovy, the most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, and headache. Gastrointestinal side effects are most common, usually mild to moderate, and often go away or get less noticeable within a few weeks of first starting Wegovy or increasing your dose. 

The side effects of Ozempic for weight loss are similar. 

If you’re using compounded semaglutide, it may have the same or a different form of semaglutide than Wegovy or Ozempic and side effects may be similar, but different. Compounded medications can also be formulated with or without ingredients to prevent allergic reactions. Some compounded semaglutide has added vitamin B12 to reduce side effects although there’s no research to support added ingredients reduce side effects.

Visit the Wegovy side effects or Ozempic side effects pages to find all common side effects, serious side effects, adverse reactions, boxed warnings, and precautions. Also talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

What does semaglutide cost?

The retail price, the price you pay before insurance, of Wegovy and Ozempic is steep. Wegovy retails for $1,430 a one-month supply. Ozempic retails for $1,029 a month. Compounded semaglutide is less, at between $79 and $400 a month. There isn’t a generic version of Wegovy or Ozempic.

If you have insurance that covers Wegovy or Ozempic, you could get a 28-day (one-month) supply for no cost for Wegovy or as little as $25 for Ozempic with Novo Nordisk’s Savings Card programs. You’ll also pay less if your insurance covers these meds. You can also take advantage of prescription or drug discount cards for Wegovy or Ozempic with or without insurance. 

Savings cards and discount programs don’t usually cover compounded semaglutide. Insurance doesn’t always cover compounded medications. And compounding pharmacies may not take insurance. If you’re using compounded semaglutide, you’ll likely pay the pharmacy’s listed price. 

Learn more about costs and how to get Wegovy for less or Ozempic for $25 a month.

How does semaglutide compare to other weight loss drugs?

Semaglutide is one of the newer weight loss medications. It’s a GLP-1 agonist weight loss medication. Tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Zepbound, is a GLP-1/GIP (gastric inhibitory polypeptide) dual agonist medication.

In clinical trials, people lost more weight on Wegovy than in clinical trials for Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia (phentermine-topiramate), Contrave (bupropion-naltrexone), Adipex-P (phentermine), and Xenical (Orlistat). In trials for tirzepatide, people lost more on it than semaglutide.

Wegovy and Zepbound cost about the same, with Zepbound costing a little less. Other meds listed here cost less than half as much. And compounded medications are less than brand-name ones, including semaglutide and titrzepatide.

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

Learn about semaglutide vs tirzepatide.

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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 weight loss 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 semaglutide

Do you need a prescription for semaglutide?

Whether you get semaglutide at a standard pharmacy or a reputable compounding pharmacy, you need a prescription. If you find a retailer who offers semaglutide without one, be wary. It may be counterfeit semaglutide, use unsafe or fake ingredients, or not contain semaglutide at all. 

How do you get generic semaglutide? 

There’s no generic version of semaglutide. You can get semaglutide in brand-name prescription medications Wegovy or Ozempic or get compounded semaglutide from a compounding pharmacy. Compounded medications aren’t the same as generic medications you get at a standard pharmacy.

Can I get semaglutide in pill form?

You can. The pill form of semaglutide is sold as brand-name Rybelsus. There’s no generic for it. Rybelsus is most comparable to Ozempic and is FDA-approved to improve blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes when used with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. It can also help people lose weight, but isn’t approved for weight loss. 

Learn more about semaglutide oral vs injection

Should I get semaglutide at a compounding pharmacy?

If you prefer to get compounded medications, a reliable compounding pharmacy can create compounded semaglutide for you using pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients; in this case, semaglutide, the active ingredient in Wegovy and 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.

Where can I buy semaglutide online?

You can get Wegovy or Ozempic online from an online pharmacy, such as Amazon Pharmacy, Walmart Mail Order Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy Online, and others. You can also pick a provider who ships them directly.  

You can get compounded semaglutide online anywhere compounded medications are available for shipment. Just be wary of counterfeit semaglutide available without a prescription. 

What’s the difference between semaglutide and Wegovy and Ozempic?

Wegovy and Ozempic use the same active ingredient, which is semaglutide. Both are made by Novo Nordisk and are approved to reduce the risk of major heart events in people with obesity or overweight in the case of Wegovy or type 2 diabetes for Ozempic. Only Wegovy is FDA-approved for chronic weight management in certain individuals. 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 to compounded semaglutide or vice versa?

If a licensed medical professional confirms that switching is safe and appropriate for you, yes, you can switch. The medications are similar, especially when you get compounded semaglutide at a reputable, FDA-regulated compounding pharmacy with a licensed pharmacist on staff.

What do real people say about taking semaglutide for weight loss?

People who take semaglutide in Wegovy report having an overall good experience and clinicians regard it as a promising tool for weight management. See what the data, patients, and providers say about Wegovy.


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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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