Are Ozempic and Rybelsus the Same Thing for Weight Loss?

If you’re struggling to lose weight and have already tried dieting and exercise to no avail, you might have considered taking weight loss medications. If that’s the case, you may have heard of two popular medications: Ozempic and Rybelsus.

Both of these drugs contain the active ingredient semaglutide, which belongs to the class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. The GLP-1 receptor agonists work by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body. GLP-1 is secreted by the intestine in response to food intake and stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas, which helps to lower blood sugar levels.

Here at Bodyline, we have operated for over 15 years treating and supporting over 40,000 patients to achieve their wellness goals and have specialised in using medical weight loss treatments to see incredible results. We offer Ozempic and Rybelsus to our clients, but what are they and do they do the same thing?


Ozempic is a once-weekly injection that contains semaglutide. Ozempic has been shown to promote weight loss due to its ability to reduce appetite and food intake, as well as its effects on the metabolism. 

Studies have shown that Ozempic is very effective in reducing weight. In clinical trials, Ozempic was shown to help people lose an average of 15% of their overall body weight. Ozempic has also been seen to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death in adults.

Ozempic is not available over the counter and needs to be safely prescribed by a clinician on a fully supported medically weight loss programme to ensure safety and efficacy. Bodyline’s nurse led care includes dosing level advice, as well as lifestyle and nutrition recommendations to support long term healthy eating habits.


On the other hand, Rybelsus is a once-daily tablet that contains semaglutide. It has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and also for weight loss. In addition to its glucose-lowering effects, Rybelsus has been shown to result in weight loss for users due to its ability to decrease a user’s appetite and food intake, as well as improve metabolism.

Unlike Ozempic, Rybelsus is taken orally and does not require injections. However, Rybelsus can cause gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

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Differences Between Ozempic and Rybelsus

While Ozempic and Rybelsus share similarities, there are some key differences between the two medications. The most obvious difference is the method of administration. Ozempic is an injectable medication, while Rybelsus is taken orally as a tablet. This can be a positive result for those who have phobias of needles, but needs the benefits of semaglutide to aid in effective weight loss.

Another difference between the two medications is the dosing. Ozempic is available in a 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg dose, while Rybelsus is available in a 3 mg or 7 mg dose. Finally, there may be differences in the side effect profiles of the two medications. While both medications are generally well-tolerated, individuals may experience different side effects depending on the medication they are taking.

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Which Medication is Right for You?

If you’re interested in using Ozempic or Rybelsus for weight loss, it’s important to speak with a qualified medical professional to determine which medication is the right treatment option for you. A specialist at Bodyline can help determine if Ozempic or Rybelsus is the right option for you and monitor your progress to ensure that it is effective and safe.

Once it has been determined that Ozempic or Rybelsus is the right treatment option, we can provide consultations, prescriptions, and monthly reviews, as well as fortnightly support calls to ensure you are being looked after throughout your treatment journey. This will ensure you are supported and happy as you begin to see results and reduction in weight.

Both Ozempic and Rybelsus are promising treatments for weight loss that have the potential to improve the lives of millions of people. While more research is needed to fully understand their benefits, studies suggest that they may be a safer and more effective alternative to traditional weight loss medications.If you’re struggling to lose weight and want to learn more about Ozempic or Rybelsus, call Bodyline Medical Wellness Clinics today at 0800 995 6036 or fill in our online contact form for a call back. Our team of experts can answer any questions you may have and help you determine if one of these medications is the right treatment option for you.

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