Wegovy® for weight loss prescription online

If you're seeking a prescription for Wegovy® online to aid in your weight management journey, our doctors are here to assist. Speak to one of our trusted, board-certified doctors about whether Wegovy® may be the right choice to help you achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI). Wegovy® is prescribed at your doctor's discretion and as available. Due to a nationwide shortage, your physician may recommend compounded semaglutide (the active ingredient in Wegovy®) as an alternative.*

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Self-administered injectable prescription

15% average weight loss over roughly 1 year

Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease

*Please note that the Wegovy® shortage may impact specific dose strengths, especially starter doses. However, our doctors can still prescribe compounded semaglutide (the active ingredient in Wegovy®) if it’s right for you. Prescriptions for compounded semaglutide are currently restricted to residents in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY. Although compounded semaglutide is not FDA-approved, our pharmacy provider complies with all federal and state laws and FDA regulations. Doses of Wegovy® that are in shortage will be available as compounded semaglutide only until the shortage has ended.  Read more about the Wegovy® shortage.

3 simple steps to discuss your Wegovy® prescription online

Step 1: Book an appointment

Step 1

Book an appointment to discuss Wegovy®.

During your first visit, your PlushCare doctor will review your medical history and health goals.

Step 2: Visit with a doctor on your smartphone

Step 2

Talk to your doctor regarding your Wegovy® prescription.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer. Often, lab work is required, and they’ll send an order to your preferred lab. Once your results are available, your doctor will review them with you and discuss treatment options in a second appointment.

Step 3: pick up at local pharmacy

Step 3

Pick up Wegovy® prescription, if prescribed.

If medication is prescribed, it will be sent to your pharmacy of choice. Learn more about the cost of Wegovy® and whether a prior authorization is needed in the FAQ section.

About Wegovy®

Wegovy® is an exciting advancement in medicine – reaching a healthier weight can help you have more energy, boost self-esteem, and reduce your risk for chronic medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

  • Wegovy® is an under-the-skin, self-administered injectable prescription medicine for patients with either:

    • A body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater

    • A BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater with at least one weight-related ailment such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, or others.


    Choosing the proper weight loss treatment for you is a personal decision between you and your doctor. It’s also important to see your doctor regularly during treatment. Our convenient monthly telemedicine appointments help patients meet their health goals with expert, professional medical support. In today’s busy world, we bring world-class medicine right to you.

    Wegovy® is a medication for chronic weight management used with diet and exercise. When used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, this weight loss drug can be effective in helping patients lose excess weight. It comes as a pen-injector in a range of doses starting at 0.25 mg and topping out at 2.4 mg.

Wegovy® uses

  • Weight loss

    Obesity is a chronic health issue that requires long-term management and is associated with severe health complications, including heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, asthma, hormonal concerns for women such as PCOS, arthritis, and certain types of cancer. Losing five to ten percent of body weight can bring impactful health benefits, such as:

    • Reduced risk of heart disease

    • Improved energy

    • Improved blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels


    On June 4, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Wegovy® for adults who suffer from obesity or are overweight. This is the first drug for chronic weight management that has been approved since 2014.

    Combined with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, Wegovy® can be highly effective in helping patients lose weight.

    Dedicated to providing individualized solutions, we recognize Wegovy®  as an outstanding choice; however, we aim to highlight alternatives for patients seeking the most suitable treatment for weight management. Our physicians may recommend or prescribe other GLP-1 options depending on availability and individual preferences. Explore these choices:

    • Semaglutide: Due to shortages, compounded semaglutide may be prescribed as an alternative to branded Wegovy® as long as it remains on the FDA drug shortages list. Although compounded semaglutide is not FDA-approved, our pharmacy provider complies with pertinent federal and state laws and FDA regulations.*

    • Zepbound® (tirzepatide): A breakthrough in weight management, this dual-action GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonist not only aids in regulating blood sugar levels, but also presents a promising avenue for effective weight loss.


    Other medications our doctors may prescribe for weight loss include:


    *As of 4/4/2024, availability for compounded semaglutide is currently limited to residents in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY. Although compounded semaglutide is not FDA-approved, our pharmacy provider complies with all federal and state laws and FDA regulations. Doses of Wegovy® that are in shortage will be available as compounded semaglutide only until the shortage has ended.

  • Risk reduction of cardiovascular events 

    Now, Wegovy® isn't just for weight loss; it also can protect against life-threatening cardiovascular events. Recently approved by the FDA in March 2024, Wegovy® is the first weight loss medication to offer this dual benefit.  Heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes are all-too-common risks associated with obesity and being overweight. This FDA-approved medication not only helps you shed excess weight but also can significantly reduce your risk of these potentially deadly cardiovascular events.(4) In a rigorous trial involving over 17,600 participants, Wegovy® significantly reduced the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death, heart attack, and stroke.(4)  Other medications prescribed to lower the risk of life-threatening cardiovascular events include: 


    Consult with one of our doctors to learn about the best option for your cardiovascular health. 

What are the pros and cons?

Wegovy®

Pros

  • Can help reduce appetite and calorie intake

  • Convenient dosing with once-a-week injection

  • Lose an average of 12% of body weight with diet and exercise over roughly 1 year

Cons

  • May be expensive without insurance coverage

  • Prior authorization may be required with each dose increase

  • Can take a long time for side effects to wear off if you experience them

How pricing works

To get started with your weight loss plan, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits

Paying with insurance

Membership

$16.99/month

First month free

Visits

Copay

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • Cigna

Paying without insurance

Membership

$16.99/month

First month free

Visits

$129

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Wegovy® ratings and reviews

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Wegovy® side effects

Like all drugs, Wegovy® has some side effects. The most common side effects of patients who took Wegovy® were: 

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Vomiting

  • Abdominal pain

  • Headache

  • Fatigue



    If you experience any severe side effects such as serious allergic reactions, a severe rash, rapid heartbeat, or severe pain, seek emergency medical help immediately.


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