How to Save Money on Rybelsus (oral semaglutide)

Written by Lucia Mueller | Posted November 23, 2022 | Updated January 18, 2024

Oral semaglutide (Rybelsus) is used in conjunction with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Per the FDA news release upon its approval in September 2019, “Rybelsus is the first glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor protein treatment approved for use in the United States that does not need to be injected.” There are many patents issued during the development of a drug; as of this writing, the drug product patent on Rybelsus will expire in December 2031. 

Although you may be covered by your private insurance or Medicare, coupons or ordering internationally could help offset the cost of your entire prescription drug therapy bill. 

Rybelsus International Price Comparison

International pharmacies sell and ship Rybelsus for as much as 82% off the average U.S. retail pharmacy price. The phrase “Canadian pharmacy” has become synonymous with cheaper medication for U.S. residents, but we at PharmacyChecker have seen prices increase slowly but surely even North of the border. Although patients can save 63% by ordering Rybelsus from Canadian online pharmacies, they’ll find 75% off by ordering through an online pharmacy located in the United Kingdom and as much as 82% savings when opting for an Indian online pharmacy. 

Comparing Rybelsus (semaglutide) Costs

Drug Strength (Quantity) U.S. Average Retail Price U.S. Prescription Discount Card Price Canadian Pharmacy Price (with shipping) UK Pharmacy Price (with shipping) Indian Pharmacy Price (with shipping)
Rybelsus 7mg (30 tablets) $1,061.47 $631.94 $389.35 $267.69 $186.31

Prices collected November 2022

All prices compared on are of pharmacies accredited and monitored through our PharmacyChecker Verification Program, led by Jeffrey Poirier, RPh, MBA, a licensed pharmacist in New Hampshire. Most Rybelsus products marketed internationally appear to be under the umbrella of Novo Nordisk manufacturing, a good indicator that whether you order Rybelsus from a PharmacyChecker-accredited pharmacy located in India, the UK, India, or Australia, you’ll be receiving the exact same brand medication you would get at your local U.S. pharmacy. The only difference appears to be pricing and perhaps a less than speedy delivery time. 

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Rybelsus Patient Assistance

Novo Nordisk advertises a Rybelsus Savings Card through which eligible patients “with private or commercial insurance may pay as little as $10 for a 30-, 60-, or 90-day supply.”

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Rybelsus Manufacturing 

Rybelsus sold in the United States is manufactured by Novo Nordisk in Denmark. 

Rybelsus label shows manufacturing information

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