Ozempic Availability: Where to Buy Ozempic In The USA - Levity

If you've been looking into prescription weight loss medication, it's likely you've heard of Ozempic. Along with being proven to help treat type-2 diabetes, Ozempic can also aid weight loss. But how can you access it? Our Levity experts cover what Ozempic is, who can take it and how you can get it in this post. 

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic contains the active ingredient semaglutide, which belongs to a group of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. It was developed to help people with type-2 diabetes regulate their blood sugar levels, but clinical trials show it's effective at helping you manage your body weight. [1] You take Ozempic as a once weekly injection. 

How does Ozempic work?

GLP-1 medications work by mimicking a hormone in your body that controls insulin release. Ozempic helps you maintain steady blood sugar levels and targets appetite centres in your brian, which curbs cravings and suppresses your appetite. It also slows gastric emptying, or the rate at which food leaves your stomach, which helps you feel full for longer. Taking Ozempic alongside a balanced diet and regular exercise can help you lose up to 7–12% of your body weight [1].

Who can take Ozempic?

You may be eligible to take Ozempic if you have:

  • A BMI of 30 or over
  • A BMI of 27 and over with a weight-related medical condition (e.g. Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea)

Can you get Ozempic over the counter?

Ozempic is a prescription-only medicine, so it's not available over the counter. GLP-1 medications need to be prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider following a consultation about your medical history. This can be done in-person, by your primary care physician, or from the comfort of your home via online pharmacies like Levity. 

At Levity, Ozempic costs $1,199 per month. If you go through your healthcare provider, you may be able to access insurance coverage for GLP-1 medications, but only for the treatment of type-2 diabetes. 

When you're looking for weight management solutions online, it's important you only purchase medication from legitimate online pharmacies that provide a valid prescription. Here's how you can stay safe:

  • Shop at reputable pharmacies: Make sure the pharmacy has accreditation from regulatory authorities and an active license to dispense medication. 
  • Make sure the medication is authentic: Research the packaging, medication appearance and manufacturer, and make sure what you're buying matches. 
  • Be wary of low prices: If the medication has a significant discount, it may be fake or expired. 
  • Speak to your primary care physician: Your doctor can help you verify online pharmacies and advise you on getting the medication safely. 

Alternatives to Ozempic

Increased demand for Ozempic means that, sometimes, there are limited supplies of medication. So, what can you do if there are shortages? At Levity, we also offer several alternatives to Ozempic that are as effective, or even more so, at helping you lose weight.

Our popular GLP-1 medications include:

  • Compounded semaglutide, with Glycine + B12
  • Mounjaro (tirzepatide)
  • Wegovy (semaglutide)
  • Saxenda (liraglutide)

All of these prescription medications help stabilise your blood glucose levels, regulate your appetite and help you feel full for longer. Apart from Saxenda, which you take daily, they need to be taken as a weekly dose. And because the medications work in similar ways, they have similar common side effects, including: nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and constipation. If you’re struggling with side effects, not seeing the desired results from your current treatment or can’t find stock of Ozempic, our Levity team can help you switch to another weight loss medication.

Starting a weight management treatment

GLP-1 agonists are prescribed by licensed healthcare professionals to ensure treatment is safe and suitable for you. Remember, injectable prescription medicine for weight loss is most effective when taken alongside sustainable lifestyle changes. 

Need support reaching your weight loss goals? Our Levity team is waiting to help you. Start a free online consultation to see if you're eligible for treatment today. 


1. Wilding JPH, Batterham RL, Calanna S. Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adults with Overweight or Obesity. The New England Journal of Medicine [Internet]. 2021 Feb 10;384(11):989–1002. Available from: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2032183

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