Does Rybelsus Work for Weight Loss?

June 9, 2023

Rybelsus contains the same medication (semaglutide) as the popular injectable weight-loss drugs Wegovy and Ozempic but comes in a pill form.

Does Rybelsus work for weight loss?

Yes. While less effective than the injectable drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, Rybelsus is effective for weight loss.

Rybelsus is designed to treat type 2 diabetes, and diabetic patients taking it frequently lose weight. Because of its weight loss properties, Rybelsus may be prescribed for weight loss in nondiabetic individuals.

Like all drugs in its class, the GLP-1 agonists, Rybelsus slows the stomach as it empties food into the small intestine and also keeps your blood sugar at the right level. Having a full stomach and well-regulated blood sugar levels keeps you from feeling hungry. This makes it easier to follow a reduced-calorie diet without the constant craving of food.

How much weight do people lose taking Rybelsus?

In one study that observed participants over the course of 26 weeks, the group taking 7 mg of Rybelsus lost an average of 5 pounds, while those taking 14 mg of the drug lost an average of 8 pounds. The group taking a placebo lost an average of 3 pounds. All participants in this study also exercised and were on a diet.

How much does Rybelsus cost?

The cost of all GLP-1 agonists are quite expensive: Rybelsus is $892 for 30 tablets, strength 7.0 mg. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you and obtain a coupon, visit the GoodRX Rybelsus page.

How can I get a Rybelsus prescription?

Rybelsus is a prescription medication that can be purchased only with an order from a physician or other licensed prescriber. QuickMD can prescribe this medication via telemedicine, when clinically appropriate. Talk to a QuickMD provider to see if Rybelsus could be a good solution for you.


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