If you’re looking at treatment options for type 2 diabetes, you may want to learn more about Ozempic (semaglutide). It’s a prescription drug used in adults with type 2 diabetes to:

Ozempic comes as a liquid solution in a prefilled pen for injection under your skin.

Semaglutide is the active ingredient in Ozempic. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.

You can read about Ozempic, cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.

Note: For more details on Ozempic, see this in-depth article.

The price you pay for Ozempic can vary. It may depend on Your treatment plan., your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use.

You may need to buy needles to use your Ozempic pen.

Talk to your doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider to find out how much Ozempic will cost.

The price you pay for Ozempic can vary depending on a number of factors.

If you have insurance, the cost per month may be dependent on factors.

  • Your days supply of medication is 30 days.
  • Which pharmacy is it?
  • Your treatment plan.
  • Any savings card you use.
  • “Your insurance plan’s coverage level for Ozempic.”

The Ozempic price with no insurance can vary.

  • Your days supply of medication is 30 days.
  • Which pharmacy is it?
  • Your treatment plan.
  • You can use any coupon or savings card.
  • Where you live.

If you have questions about the cost of Ozempic, you can talk to your insurance provider.

The “Can I get help paying for Ozempic?” section gives more information about financial assistance for this and other medications.

Yes, Ozempic has a copay card. Ozempic’s manufacturer offers an Ozempic savings card and a diabetes savings card to help lower your out-of-pocket cost for the drug. You can use both of these cards in combination with insurance that you get through an employer or pay for yourself. You cannot combine them with government-issued insurance, such as Medicaid or Medicare.

If you combine your insurance coverage with the Ozempic savings card, you can save up to 24 months on your Ozempic cost. If your insurance covers Ozempic, these savings cards will work.

If you have questions about paying for Ozempic without insurance, you can ask in the section “Can I get help paying for Ozempic?”

If you have Medicare, you can find out more about financial assistance to pay for Ozempic by reading the FAQ section below.

Below are answers to questions about Ozempic.

How much does Ozempic for weight loss cost?

Ozempic is not approved to be used for weight loss. There is no Ozempic pricing for this use.

Ozempic off label may be used for weight loss. Off label is when a drug is used to treat a condition other than what it is approved for.

“If you have insurance, your pricing may be different if you get a doctor’s prescription for Ozempic.”

Ozempic may not be covered by some insurance plans. They may require your doctor to contact them before they pay for the medication.

If you have questions about the price of Ozempic, you should talk to your insurance company or your pharmacy.

Does the manufacturer of Ozempic have a coupon for people who have Medicare?

Ozempic does not have a coupon for people with Medicare. The PAP is available for people with Medicare or no insurance.

The Novo Nordisk PAP covers 100% of the cost of certain drugs, including Ozempic, for individuals who qualify. To see if you’re eligible for this program, visit the Novo Nordisk website.

The section titled “Can I get help paying for Ozempic?” gives more information about how to save on the cost of Ozempic.

Ozempic only comes as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available as a generic. A generic medication contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less.

Why is there such a difference in the cost of brand-name drugs vs. generic drugs?

“Years of research and testing are needed to make sure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. The drugs can be expensive if they are tested. The manufacturer of a drug can sell it for 20 years. Generic versions can be created by other drug makers. The market can lead to lower prices for generics. Generics have the same ingredients as brand-name drugs, so they don’t need to be studied again. This can lead to lower costs.”

You can lower your costs if you take Ozempic long term.

  • Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Ozempic if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Ozempic. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
  • Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Ozempic. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need help understanding your insurance, check out these websites.

You can find information on insurance, drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards on these sites.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. You may also be eligible for a savings card that can help lower the cost of Ozempic. See this website or call 877-304-6855 for more information.

If you still have questions about the cost of Ozempic, you can talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you will pay. You need to talk to your insurance provider to find out the actual cost of Ozempic.

You can ask your doctor or insurance provider questions.

  • If I am waiting for insurance to approve the drug, could I get a sample pack?
  • Will my Ozempic starting dose cost less than my regular one?
  • Does my Ozempic savings card have an end of life date?
  • Will my insurance cover my pen needles?

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