How To Get Prescribed Ozempic (Semaglutide) For Weight Loss

Getting Ozempic® prescribed for the purpose of weight loss is ultimately up to the discretion of the treating healthcare provider.  As Ozempic is FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes, it’s considered off-label use to get Ozempic prescribed for weight loss. It is important to note that prescribing medications off-label is a fairly common (and legal) practice, accounting for 10-20% of prescriptions, making this a typical method for how to get prescribed ozempic.  A person might qualify for a weight loss medication if they have tried diet and lifestyle changes but have been unable to lose or maintain weight that was lost and have a body mass index (BMI) of 27+ kg/m2 with a weight-related medical condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) or a BMI of 30 + kg/m2.  Importantly, starting a medication for weight loss should be done with careful consideration of your medical history and discussion of the risks and benefits as well as any other available treatment options with your medical provider. After you qualify for Ozempic, you’ll want to check your insurance coverage for this medication.

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Lauren Lemieux, MD

Lauren Lemieux, MD

FACP, ABOM diplomate

Dr. Lauren Lemieux completed her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at UCLA. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Lemieux is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals using personalized nutrition, lifestyle and weight management strategies.