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Ozempic® prescribed online for weight loss

(semaglutide) injection

A weekly shot to lose weight

Helps you feel full faster, longer

Improves the way your body responds to sugars

Ozempic is not FDA-approved for weight loss, but may be prescribed if a provider deems it appropriate

$99 to get started, then $145/month for ongoing care.

Safety info: Ozempic treats type 2 diabetes but may be prescribed off-label for weight loss, if appropriate. Ozempic may have serious side effects, including possible thyroid tumors. Do not use if you or your family have a history of a type of thyroid cancer called MTC or MEN 2. Read more about serious warnings and safety info.

Ozempic semaglutide injection pens for weight loss

Revolutionary medication

Ozempic is semaglutide (a GLP-1) that may be prescribed for weight loss, if appropriate. It’s a once-weekly shot that works by mimicking your body’s natural hormones, helping you feel fuller faster and for longer.

Medication is not included in the cost of the Body Program. But don’t worry, our insurance concierge partners explore all options to help get you covered. Ozempic is FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes treatment, but may be prescribed for weight loss.

Ozempic

semaglutide

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  • In Ozempic clinical trials, patients lost an average of 7% of their body weight*

    *Patients with diabetes but with a BMI of ≥30, or ≥27 with comorbidities, lost an average of 7% of their body weight in 1 year in a 68-week clinical trial evaluating 1 mg semaglutide, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

  • "Is using medication to lose weight cheating?"

    Dr. Steve Silvestro, Ro

  • Which GLP-1 is right for you?

    Semaglutide injection was first approved under the brand name Ozempic in 2017 as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. In 2021, the FDA approved the drug at a different dosage under the brand name Wegovy as a weight loss medication. Doctors often, using their medical judgment and discretion, prescribe both for weight loss. Liraglutide injection was FDA approved for weight loss in 2014 under the brand name Saxenda.

    All three medications are GLP-1s, but there are some key differences between them.

    Learn more

  • Learn more about potential side effects

    Your Ro-affiliated provider will walk you through the side effects patients report most often:

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Upset stomach

    • Stomach pains

    • Constipation

    • Diarrhea

    Learn more about Wegovy, Saxenda, and Ozempic.

*Patients with diabetes but with a BMI of ≥30, or ≥27 with comorbidities, lost an average of 7% of their body weight in 1 year in a 68-week clinical trial evaluating 1 mg semaglutide, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Meet the Ro Ambassadors who inspired the Body Program

  • GLP-1 medications for weight loss before and after photo

    Lost 40 lbs in 11 months

    “I have never felt better. I have never had more energy. This medication changed my life.”

  •  a woman before and after taking GLP-1 medication for weight loss

    Lost 30 lbs in 1 year

    “I started losing weight almost immediately. To me, truly, this has been a game-changer.”

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get help finding insurance coverage for weight loss medication

Our insurance concierge partners will work to find you coverage for medication.

Here's how they'll do it:

We know this can be a headache, so the team will take care of communicating with your insurance company. They’ll even handle the paperwork.

The team will look into the medication options that are right for you. If you get denied for one medication, they’ll look for other options that are clinically appropriate for you. And, once approved, the team will send your prescription to your preferred pharmacy.

If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of your medication, the team will see if there are patient access programs that would help reduce your out-of-pocket cost. If you want to explore cash pay options, they’ll help you figure out the available options in your area.

Thousands of people are losing weight with GLP-1 medications

Hear from real Ro members who are hitting their weight loss goals through the Body Program. These Body Program members were paid for sharing their stories.

  • “I’ve had some pretty amazing success. I’m down 15 pounds and I couldn’t be happier."

    Sonia, Ro Member

  • “It's really helping handle my cravings better, which is what I really like about this program."

    James, Ro Member

  • “It was like a switch once I started the medication, I just wasn’t so obsessed with food.”

    Chaleeta, Ro Member

Dr Steve Silvestro, Ro

Ozempic 101

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a brand-name version of the generic medication semaglutide, which is a type of medication called a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist. Instead of that tongue-twister of a name, we call these medications “GLP-1s” for short.

Ozempic is FDA-approved for the management of certain symptoms and risks of type 2 diabetes.


How does Ozempic work?

Ozempic works by slowing the digestion process, which can help you to feel full for longer. Ozempic, like other GLP-1 receptor agonists, acts like a hormone your body naturally makes to regulate blood sugar and may help support weight loss.


Do you prescribe Ozempic for weight loss?

Ozempic is not FDA-approved for weight loss. Ro-affiliated healthcare professionals have the discretion to prescribe a medication off-label if they believe it is an appropriate course of treatment for a particular patient.

How can Ozempic help with weight loss? It acts like a natural hormone your body uses to regulate blood sugar and appetite—key steps in resetting your biological set point to help you maintain a new, lower weight.

See if Ozempic is right for you here.


What is Ozempic’s dosing?

Ozempic dosing starts out low, then gradually increases over the first few months until a steady dose is reached. If prescribed, your Ro-affiliated provider will work with you to find the schedule and dosing that’s right for you. As an example, the lowest dose of Ozempic is 0.25 mg once a week and the maximum dose is 2.0 mg once a week.


How do you take Ozempic?

Ozempic comes in a prefilled injection pen that contains multiple doses. If prescribed, you (or someone in your household) will select the prescribed dose, then administer the injection under the skin of your stomach, thigh, or arm once a week.

While a routine injection may sound intimidating, the Ozempic pen uses a tiny needle designed to minimize discomfort. You’ll also receive clear instructions on using the injection pen, and your Ro-affiliated provider can offer additional advice.


Will my insurance cover the cost of Ozempic?

How to get Ozempic covered by insurance—it’s a very important question! Well, you can consider us your insurance concierge.

Our partners will work directly with your insurance provider to help with the process of determining coverage for your GLP-1 medication, which is paid for separately from the Body Program. Ro does not accept insurance for the Body Program, which is cash pay only.

At this time, those with any form of government healthcare coverage (including programs such as Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicaid or TRICARE), whether primary or secondary coverage are not eligible for the Body Program. These plans typically do not cover the type of medication the Body Program may prescribe. Unfortunately, this means that those on Medicare or eligible for Medicare cannot join the Body Program. Federal employees who receive their health insurance through the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB) may participate in the Body Program.

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What’s included

Provider consultation

GLP-1 prescription (if appropriate)

Insurance concierge

Ongoing care & support

Tools to track progress

Please note: The cost of medication is not included in the Body Program.

How Ro helps you lose weight

We’re pushing every day to get medication to our patients faster. Here’s a quick rundown: It takes 4-6 weeks to start if you’re not using insurance. If your provider orders a lab test, it may extend the timeline depending on how quickly you complete the labs. If you’d like to use your insurance, it can take an additional 2-3 weeks to determine coverage. We’ll handle the paperwork and work hard to get that coverage for you.

Getting started $99

Answer health questions and complete your online visit

Share your health history and weight loss goals with us online to get started. A Ro-affiliated provider will review your answers and get back to you within a few days. Depending on your health review, a provider may order a metabolic lab test before moving forward with treatment.

After reviewing your results, your provider will determine if you’re eligible for medication. If you are, they’ll tailor a program with prescription treatment best suited to your unique biology.

If you'd like to try to use insurance, our concierge partner connects with your insurance company to help get the cost of medication covered. If coverage is denied, we'll help you understand your options, including paying cash.

Ongoing care $145/mo

If you're prescribed compounded semaglutide, our partner pharmacy will ship your medication in 1-4 days. If you're prescribed a branded GLP-1 medication, you'll get your prescription from your preferred pharmacy.

You’ll have everything you need during treatment, including on-demand provider access via video or messaging, medication management, and ongoing refill support.

Questions we hear every day

Weight management tips from our experts

Important safety information

What you should know before taking Ozempic.