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(oral semaglutide) tablet

Rybelsus®

Daily oral tablet

Helps you feel full faster, longer

Improves the way your body responds to sugars

Rybelsus® is not Health Canada approved for weight loss, but may be prescribed off-label if a provider deems it appropriate

What is Rybelsus?
How does Rybelsus work?
Will my insurance cover the cost?

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We combine medication with lab tests, nutrition and checkins for long-term results.

Getting Started

Step 01

Sign-up to our 6-week or 12-week in-clinic or virtual program

Step 02

Complete your lab work assessment at our clinic or at your closest lab

Step 03

Receive your prescription, nutrition plan and healthy protein bars/shakes

Step 04

Begin the program

ongoing CLINICIAN coaching sessions

Step 05

Check-in weekly for your coaching sessions our expert clinicians

Step 06

We modify or adjust the plan based on your results

Step 07

Need help? Get ongoing care and support anytime you need it

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CAD 699

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Dr. Melissa Hershberg, MD, is a board-certified physician, best-selling author and weight loss expert. Through her books, weight loss programs, articles and speaking, she has helped thousands of people make positive lifestyle changes.

Important Safety Information

Rybelsus treats type 2 diabetes but may be prescribed for weight loss, if appropriate. Rybelsus may have serious side effects, including possible thyroid tumors. Do not use if you or your family have a history of a type of thyroid cancer called MTC or MEN 2.

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Rybelsus 101

What is Rybelsus?

Rybelsus contains an active ingredient called semaglutide that acts like GLP-1 in the body. Semaglutide can help lower blood sugar levels, regulating type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide can also help people reach and maintain a healthy weight because of how it works in the body.

Several forms of semaglutide are available on the market. While most are prescribed as injectable medications, Rybelsus is taken by mouth. Rybelsus is usually taken on an empty stomach once a day.

How Does Rybelsus Work?

Rybelsus functions by decelerating the digestive process, thereby prolonging feelings of fullness. As a GLP-1 receptor agonist, it mimics a naturally occurring hormone in your body that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, Rybelsus may aid in weight loss by supporting these metabolic processes.

Can Rybelsus Be Prescribed for Weight Loss?

Rybelsus is not approved by Health Canada to be prescribed for weight loss. That said, some doctors may prescribe Rybelsus off-label for weight loss purposes. Your health care team can help you figure out if Rybelsus is a safe and helpful choice for you. If not, there are many other lifestyle changes, treatments, and medications that can promote a healthy weight.

Does Rybelsus Help You Lose Weight?

Rybelsus can decrease a person’s appetite, which may, in turn, result in weight loss. Some research suggests that patients with type 2 diabetes have lost weight while taking the drug.

If you’re interested in taking Rybelsus for weight loss, speak to our Medical Weight Loss Team. Our healthcare professionals can help you determine the best method for managing your weight.

Side Effects

RYBELSUS® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rodents, RYBELSUS® and medicines that work like RYBELSUS® caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if RYBELSUS® will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).

  • Do not use RYBELSUS® if you or any of your family have ever had MTC, or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) or if you have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide or any of the ingredients in RYBELSUS®.

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