Ozempic
Semaglutide

How to get an Ozempic prescription online in Canada

With Cloudcure, you may be eligible to get Ozempic prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider, and delivered to you for free.

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How to get Ozempic in Canada

To get Ozempic in Canada, you will need a prescription. You can get one by consulting with your primary care provider or through an online consultation with our licensed clinician.

Cloudcure can also conveniently deliver Ozempic right to your door.

Is Ozempic available in Canada?

Ozempic is available in Canada. However, there is currently a supply shortage of all dosages of the Ozempic injector, expected to last till March, 2024. Click here to see the current status of the shortages. 

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that has been approved by Health Canada for the management of Type-2 diabetes in adults. 

The medication is shipped in a multi-dose pen, which is prefilled with a clear solution containing the active ingredient, semaglutide.

For further information including benefits, side-effects, and usage of Ozempic, please review the 
product monograph from the manufacturer.

Health Canada's regulations require confirming your patient status to learn more. Please provide the Drug Identification Number (DIN) from your product packaging.

How does Ozempic Work?

Ozempic is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. As an agonist, it selectively binds to the GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptors which exist in our cells. This stimulates insulin production, lowers glucagon secretions, and reduces fasting blood glucose. 

Health Canada's regulations require confirming your patient status to learn more. Please provide the Drug Identification Number (DIN) from your product packaging.
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Is Ozempic covered in Canada by provincial health plans?

Ozempic may be covered under public health plans (such as the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program, BC PharmaCare, or Canada Life), and private insurance policies for individuals with certain conditions. 

Can you buy Ozempic in Canada over the counter?

No, you cannot buy Ozempic over the counter because it's a regulated drug in Canada. You always need a prescription for it.

Can I buy Ozempic online in Canada?

Yes, you can buy Ozempic online in Canada but only with a valid prescription.

What is the Cloudcure approach and how does it work?

Cloudcure programs combine psychology-based curriculum, effective medical treatments and ongoing support.

The process consists of a few simple steps:

  1. Complete the eligibility quiz to check if you qualify
  2. Sign up for a care plan to get started
  3. Receive your lab requisition for blood work
  4. Complete the testing at any conveniently located lab
  5. See your Cloudcure provider to receive a treatment plan
  6. Have your medication discretely and conveniently delivered
  7. Begin your journey with your Health Coach (optional)
Can I get an Ozempic prescription online, without joining Cloudcure or making appointments?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide an Ozempic prescription to individuals not actively enrolled in a program with Cloudcure at this time.

Am I eligible to join Cloudcure?

Generally, the following individuals may qualify for the program: Aged 18+, with a BMI of 27 to 30, and one or more metabolic conditions such as: diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea or PCOS.  Alternatively, individuals with a BMI over 30 may also be eligible.

Health Canada's regulations require confirming your patient status to learn more. Please provide the Drug Identification Number (DIN) from your product packaging.
How Much Does Ozempic Cost in Canada?

While each pharmacy’s sale price may vary, weight loss medications can cost between $300 to $600 per month. The cost may be reduced by your private drug insurance plan, or any promotions, discounts or coupons offered by the manufacturer. Your cost of medication will also depend on your dosage, and will be discussed at your virtual visit.

Is Ozempic approved for weight loss in Canada?

No, Ozempic is not currently indicated by Health Canada for weight loss or obesity treatment. 

Is Ozempic safe to use?

Ozempic belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1. Many risks and benefits of these medications are widely understood as this class of medications have been prescribed by physicians for several years.

What are the usual side-effects of Ozempic?

Ozempic has several common side effects including decreased appetite, lower cravings, weight-loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, stomach pain, constipation and fatigue. There are also more serious side effects like inflammation of your pancreas, changes in vision, low blood sugar, allergic reactions, and more. You can review the Ozempic product monograph for more details. It’s best to speak with your primary care provider or prescriber if any side effects become bothersome or do not go away.

How long can I stay on Ozempic?

You can use Ozempic for an extended period with your healthcare provider's supervision. The duration of your treatment varies based on factors like your prescribed dosage, lifestyle, and your response to the medication. Any changes in your health or other medications may also impact the duration of Ozempic use.

How is Ozempic administered?

Ozempic is usually taken as a once-weekly injection. You can find more instructions about taking Ozempic here.

Are there any Ozempic alternatives? What if I don’t like needles?

There are other alternatives to Ozempic which may be more appropriate if you do not like needles. Speak to your Cloudcure clinical team to learn about alternate options. 

What is semaglutide, and which medications consist of semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an active drug ingredient belong to a family of medications called GLP-1s. Medications such as Ozempic and Wegovy use semaglutide as an active ingredient. Semaglutide  is approved under the brand name Wegovy in Canada for medically necessary weight management.

What if I have other questions?

If you have any medical questions or concerns, please talk to your primary healthcare provider or a licensed medical practitioner. Please note that the information presented here is of a general nature and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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What is it?

Ozempic is a prescription medication. You will need to talk to your healthcare provider before you take Ozempic. In Canada, Ozempic cannot be purchased over the counter and you need to see a doctor or nurse practitioner to receive a prescription.

Application type

Auto-injector

¹ Approximate function