Ozempic Central Coast

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic, generically known as semaglutide, is an injectable medication commonly used for the management of type 2 diabetes in Australia [1]. It belongs to a category of medicines known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, or "incretin mimetics" [2]. These medicines imitate the function of natural hormones in the body, improving the control of blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of hypoglycaemia, and contributing to weight loss in many patients [2].

How does Ozempic Work?

Ozempic works by mimicking the function of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone that regulates blood sugar in the body [1]. When blood sugar levels increase, GLP-1 stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin. This hormone allows cells to take in glucose and use it for energy [3].

Moreover, Ozempic slows down gastric emptying, which means it takes longer for food to leave the stomach. This action reduces spikes in blood sugar after meals and promotes a feeling of satiety, which may lead to weight loss [2].

Who can take Ozempic?

As a glucose-lowering medicine, Ozempic is primarily prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes who have not been able to control their blood sugar levels effectively with other diabetes medications [2]. It is important to note that Ozempic should not be prescribed for fat loss in patients who do not have type 2 diabetes [1].

However, there are other medications, such as Wegovy and Saxenda, that are approved for fat loss and work in a similar way to Ozempic [4]. These medications can be prescribed to patients seeking fat loss, with valid prescription from health professionals.

Ozempic Shortage Central Coast

Due to the unexpected increase in global demand for Ozempic, the pharmaceutical industry has faced an unprecedented worldwide shortage, impacting initial limited supplies[5]. This situation has caused supply issues, affecting community pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers, and patients alike.

Importantly, with an electronic prescription from Chronic Therapy's doctors, the medication can be posted from any pharmacy with available stock to your home in Central Coast. This is especially beneficial during this time of global shortage, providing patients with access to essential medicines from the comfort of their home.

Prescription Fat-loss Medications Available

In addition to Ozempic, Chronic Therapy doctors can prescribe other medications for fat loss, such as Wegovy and Saxenda, given the current global shortage of Ozempic [4]. These medications have similar mechanisms of action and have been approved by the Australian regulatory bodies to treat obesity.

Patients seeking to lose weight should bear in mind that these medications are not a standalone treatment. They need to be taken alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased activity. Each patient's case is unique, and treatment plans should be based on the patient's medical conditions and clinical judgement of the prescribing health professional [6].

Fat-Loss Medication Myths

There are several misconceptions surrounding the use of fat-loss medications. One common myth is that these medications can cause weight loss without any other lifestyle modifications. However, as previously noted, these medications should be used as part of a comprehensive weight management plan, including diet and physical activity [7].

Another myth is that once a patient starts taking weight-loss medication, they can continue to do so indefinitely. In reality, these medications are often prescribed on a temporary basis, and their long-term use is guided by the patient's progress and the doctor's clinical judgement [8].

Lastly, it is often thought that weight-loss medications are solely for cosmetic weight loss. However, they are typically used as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy to manage obesity, a chronic disease that can lead to serious health complications if not properly addressed [9].

Ozempic Doctor in Central Coast

At Chronic Therapy, we have a team of professional health providers who are well-versed in prescribing diabetes medications like Ozempic. Our doctors consider the unique health needs of each patient when making prescribing decisions, ensuring the most appropriate medication is provided.

With our teleconsultation service, patients in the Central Coast can easily connect with our doctors from the comfort of their homes. After careful evaluation during these consultations, approved patients are issued an electronic prescription, which can be used at any cannabis dispensing pharmacy in Australia.

Buy Ozempic in Central Coast

Ozempic can be accessed by patients in Central Coast either through local community pharmacies with a valid prescription or via home delivery service. Thanks to Chronic Therapy's connection with pharmacies across Australia, even in the midst of the current Ozempic shortage, we can arrange for the medication to be sent to your home with express postage.

It's important to note that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) does subsidise the cost of Ozempic for patients with type 2 diabetes, making the medicine more cost-effective [10]. However, for patients without type 2 diabetes, Ozempic is only available through private prescription and its cost can vary based on the pharmacy services and the prescription price set by Novo Nordisk, the pharmaceutical company that produces Ozempic [11].


To manage chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes effectively, access to essential medications like Ozempic is crucial. Even during global shortages, through telemedicine platforms like Chronic Therapy, patients in Central Coast can continue to access their necessary medications.

Moreover, for those seeking to lose weight, there are alternative fat-loss medications available that are similar to Ozempic, including Wegovy and Saxenda. Remember, no medication is a standalone solution for weight loss, but part of a broader strategy encompassing diet and increased physical activity.

If you are in Central Coast and believe that Ozempic, Wegovy, or Saxenda might be right for you, schedule a teleconsultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor today. They can evaluate your medical needs, and if deemed appropriate, can provide an electronic prescription that can be used at your local pharmacy or arranged for home delivery.

Disclaimer: The content of this article is intended solely for informational purposes and does not serve as medical advice. At Chronic Therapy, our doctors diligently evaluate patients for the appropriateness of medications. Please be aware that scheduling a consultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor does not guarantee the issuance of a prescription.