Join 150,000+ Ro weight loss patients

FDA Approved GLP-1 Medication

(semaglutide) injection

Lose 15% of your body weight on average in 1 year*

Genuine, FDA-approved treatment

Helps you feel full faster, longer

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

*In clinical trials studying Saxenda and Wegovy for obesity (BMI ≥30) and overweight (BMI ≥27) with at least one weight-related condition, non-diabetics who completed the trials lost an average of 9% and 15% of their body weight, respectively, when paired with diet and exercise (compared to 3.5% and 2.4% on diet and exercise alone). Some patients may start on Saxenda and then switch to Wegovy if accessible and clinically appropriate.

Safety info: GLP-1 medications are used to treat obesity or overweight (with weight-related problems), along with diet and exercise. They 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. See more serious warnings & safety info

Wegovy semaglutide pens for weight loss

There’s a reason everyone is talking about Wegovy. It works!

On average, people on Wegovy lose 15% of their weight in a year*.

*Patients without diabetes but with a BMI of ≥30, or ≥27 with comorbidities, lost an average of 15% of their body weight in 1 year in a 68-week clinical trial evaluating 2.4 mg semaglutide, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. Wegovy is FDA-approved for weight loss. Ozempic is FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes treatment, but may be prescribed for weight loss.

Enter your current weight (lbs):

232lbs

Weight you could lose (lbs):

34lbs

*In a 68- and 72-week clinical trial studying Wegovy (2.4 mg) and Zepbound (15 mg) in patients without diabetes and with BMI ≥30, or BMI ≥27 with a weight-related condition, the average weight loss was 15% and 20%, when paired with diet and exercise changes (compared to 2.4% and 3.1%, respectively, with diet and exercise alone).

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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Revolutionary medication

Wegovy 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. Wegovy is FDA-approved for weight loss.

Wegovy

semaglutide

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  • In Wegovy clinical trials, patients lost an average of 15% of their body weight*

    Non-diabetic patients with a BMI of ≥30, or ≥27 with comorbidities, lost an average of 15% of their body weight in 1 year in a 68-week clinical trial evaluating 2.4 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 without diabetes but with a BMI of ≥30, or ≥27 with comorbidities, lost an average of 15% of their body weight in 1 year in a 68-week clinical trial evaluating 2.4 mg semaglutide, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

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

get video check ups with qualified medical advisors to review your progress on the Body Program

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.

Dr Steve Silvestro, Ro

Wegovy 101

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy 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. Wegovy is FDA-approved and clinically proven to help with weight loss. How? 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. In fact, in the pivotal clinical trial people who combined Wegovy with lifestyle changes lost an average of 9% of their body weight after 20 weeks, and 14.9% after 68 weeks. Learn more about Wegovy and weight loss.


How does Wegovy work?

Wegovy works by mimicking the hormone GLP-1, which slows digestion and helps your brain regulate appetite by reducing hunger sensations. As your digestion slows, you may feel full longer and therefore eat less, which can lead to weight loss.


What is Wegovy’s dosing?

Wegovy 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, your provider may start you out on the lowest dose, 0.25 mg injected once weekly for the first month and slowly ramp you up to the maximum dose of 2.4 mg once weekly over the course of several months. This will depend upon your specific situation and your provider’s guidance.


How do you take Wegovy?

Wegovy comes in a prefilled injection pen. If prescribed, you (or someone in your household) will administer the injection under the skin of your stomach, thigh, or arm once a week. While a routine injection may sound intimidating, the Wegovy 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.


How much weight can I expect to lose with GLP-1s?

In clinical trials, patients lost 15% of their body weight after 1 year, on average. This is based on the average weight loss in the three 68-week clinical trials of patients without diabetes who reached and maintained a dose of 2.4 mg/week of GLP-1 treatment, along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.


How quickly do people lose weight with Wegovy?

In the STEP 4 clinical trial, people who combined Wegovy with a healthy diet and exercise lost an average of over 4% of their body weight by eight weeks. Those who reached a steady dose of 2.4 mg per week lost an average of 10.6% of their body weight in the first 20 weeks of treatment—and over 17% of their body weight within 68 weeks. Everyone responds to Wegovy differently, and if prescribed, your Ro-affiliated provider will work with you to get the best results for you. See if Wegovy is right for you here.

Questions we hear every day

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Important safety information

What you should know before taking Wegovy.