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Get a Mounjaro online prescription for weight loss

In clinical trials, people with type 2 diabetes taking Mounjaro (tirzepatide) for blood sugar control lost up to 13.9% of their body weight in 104 weeks. If you weigh 250 pounds, that’s almost 35 pounds — roughly the weight of a 3-year old!

Is Mounjaro right for you? Find a weight loss specialist on Klarity and find out. And get a Mounjaro online prescription in as little as 24 hours if it is.

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Medically reviewed by: Dr. Sheelu Bhatnagar

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What is Mounjaro?

Mounjaro is a name-brand injectable medication with the active ingredient tirzepatide.  It was U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved in May 2022 to be used with diet and exercise to improve glycemic (blood sugar) control for adults with type 2 diabetes.

In trials though, people didn’t just improve blood sugar control and reduce their A1C levels using Mounjaro, they also lost weight. 

Mounjaro is prescribed off-label for weight loss. And Eli Lilly got a version of tirzepatide branded as Zepbound approved just for weight loss in November 2023. 

Both Mounaro and Zepbound have become popular alongside weight loss injection medication Wegovy (semaglutide) and Ozempic (semaglutide), a med for type 2 diabetes that’s also used off-label for weight loss.

How does Mounjaro work for weight loss?

Mounjaro’s active ingredient, tirzepatide, is a glucagon-like peptide-1/gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GLP-1/GIP) dual agonist. Mounjaro was the first GLP-1/GIP approved by the FDA, followed only by Zepbound so far.

GLP-1 and GIP are natural hormones that hamper glucagon secretion, promote insulin secretion, and slow how fast food leaves the stomach. GLP-1/GIP dual agonists mimic these hormones and bind to GLP-1 and GIP receptors, which makes you want to eat less among other things.

Bottom line: when you use Mounjaro while eating a reduced-calorie diet and being more physically active, you improve blood sugar control, feel more full, and have less appetite, so you eat less and lose weight.

In clinical trials, people with type 2 diabetes lost up to 13.9% of their body weight in 104 weeks while taking 5, 10, or 15 milligrams of tirzepatide. In other studies, people without type 2 diabetes and with obesity or overweight lost up to 20.9% of their body weight in 72 weeks on 15 milligrams of tirzepatide.

Learn more about Mounjaro and how Mounjaro works for weight loss.

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Who can take Mounjaro?

Mounjaro is FDA-approved for people who have type 2 diabetes. It’s intended to be used along with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control, also known as blood sugar or glucose control, in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Mounjaro isn’t approved for weight loss, but it has been used off-label (for something it’s not approved for) for weight loss. 

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How to get a Mounjaro prescription online?

Finding Mounjaro starts with having a prescription. A trained, licensed healthcare provider can prescribe Mounjaro or another medication for type 2 diabetes treatment or weight loss. Providers who can prescribe medications include physician assistants (PAs), medical doctors (MDs), and ​​nurse practitioners (NPs).

You can find a board-certified, licensed provider to discuss a medical weight loss program that may include medication, such as Mounjaro, on Klarity. 

With a prescription, you can get Mounjaro at any pharmacy — online or local — that has it in stock. 

Popular medications used for weight loss — including medications for type 2 diabetes used off-label for weight loss — have had supply shortages in recent years. Mounjaro and Zepbound have both been affected by shortages. Before you start one, check the FDA drug shortages database for availability — search for tirzepatide.

How to use Mounjaro and Mounjaro dosages?

Like other injections for weight loss and type 2 diabetes, Mounjaro is taken once a week. It comes in 2.5-, 5.0-, 7.5-, 10.5-, 12.5-, and 15-milligram prefilled single-dose pens. You inject yourself under the skin, usually in your belly, upper thigh, or in the back of your arm. You can also have someone else inject you. 

When you start taking Mounjaro, you take 2.5 milligrams for the first 4 weeks. The smaller dose helps minimize side effects and lets your body adjust. After 4 weeks, you take the next higher dose for 4 weeks and so on until you reach your maximum dose, which may be 5 milligrams or more.

If you don’t tolerate Mounjaro well, your provider may have you increase your dose more slowly, for example, every 8 weeks. They may also have you step back to the next smaller dose as your maintenance dose. 

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Mounjaro side effects and warnings

Side effects from Mounjaro most commonly include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach pain. They’re usually mild to moderate and more likely when you first start Mounjaro or increase your dose.

Talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider to learn more and to understand serious side effects, adverse reactions, Mounjaro’s boxed warning, and precautions.

What does Mounjaro cost?

The average retail price of Mounjaro, which is the price the pharmacy charges you before insurance, for all doses is $1,135 for a one-month supply. 

If you have insurance that covers Mounjaro, you could pay as little as $25 for a 1-, 2- or 3-month supply with the Mounjaro Savings Card. Even if your insurance doesn’t cover it, you save $573 for a one-month supply with the card — that’s just less than 50% off. Some restrictions apply. 

You can also visit SingleCareRx, drugs.com, GoodRx, WellRx, and other sites for a prescription or drug discount card to save money on the cost of Mounjaro.

How does Mounjaro compare to other weight loss medications?

Mounjaro is the same as Zepbound. Each is simply approved for different uses. They’re the only GLP-1/GIP dual agonist medications available. Ozempic and Wegovy are both GLP-1 receptor agonists and the same medication is used for different purposes and at different doses. 

In separate trials, people lost more weight on Mounjaro or Zepbound than other medications, including Ozempic, Wegovy, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia (phentermine-topiramate), Contrave (bupropion-naltrexone), Adipex-P (phentermine), and Xenical (Orlistat). Mounjaro costs around $400 less a month than Ozempic or Wegovy, but about $10 more than Zepbound.

Whether you use Mounjaro or another medication, only you and your healthcare provider can decide which weight loss plan and medication, if applicable, is right for you. 

Read about Wegovy vs Mounjaro (aka Zepbound) and Saxenda vs Mounjaro.

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How it works

  1. Choose the right provider for you

    Providers on Klarity are licensed, board-certified, and offer a personalized approach to your unique weight-loss needs. See detailed profiles for each provider and find an approach that’s best for you. (Costs for treatment options may vary.)

  2. Have your initial patient visit

    Your journey to losing weight starts with an initial consultation Your provider will go over your goals and medical history to recommend a program that’s right for you and may or may not include prescription medication.

  3. Work with your provider on your progress 

    Your initial consultation is just the beginning. You and your provider will follow up to make sure you’re doing okay and that you’re reaching your goals. You stay on track with easy medication refills and ongoing support from your provider.

  4. Enjoy constant support from Klarity

    If you have questions or need assistance, the friendly Klarity Patient Support team is here to help. Along with your provider, they’re committed to making sure you have the best care and support throughout your weight loss journey.

Frequently asked questions about Mounjaro

Can I get a prescription online for Mounaro?

Yes. Providers that offer telehealth appointments can see you online and, if applicable, get you a prescription for Mounjaro or another medication. They may ask you to get lab work, which they can order and will need done in person. But, once they have your results, if needed, they can prescribe your medication online. If you need a provider, find one on Klarity and have an appointment in as little as 24 hours.

How do you get Mounjaro for $25?

If you have commercial health insurance you may be able to get Mounjaro for as little as $25 for a 1-, 2-, or 3-month supply. Visit Eli Lilly’s Mounjaro website for details. 

Does insurance cover Mounjaro?

Whether your insurance covers Mounjaro depends on your insurance provider and plan. Your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers Mounjaro. 

How do you get insurance to approve Mounjaro?

Your insurance provider may or may not require prior authorization (PA) for Mounjaro if they cover it. If they require a PA, your healthcare provider can submit the needed prior authorization paperwork for you. You have the right to appeal if your prior authorization is denied.

Should I get tirzepatide from a compounding pharmacy?

If you prefer to get compounded tirzepatide, a reliable compounding pharmacy can create your medication using pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients — tirzepatide in this case, the active ingredient in Mounjaro. Always use a pharmacy that requires a prescription and discuss using a compounded version of a medication with your provider. Learn more about compounded tirzepatide.

What’s the difference between Mounjaro and Zepbound?

Mounjaro and Zepbound are the same medication. Each is simply approved for different uses. Both have the active ingredient tirzepatide and are made by Eli Lilly. The difference is that Mounjaro was FDA-approved to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes in May 2022. Zepbound was approved for chronic weight management in individuals with obesity or overweight and weight-related health conditions in November 2023.

How do you inject Mounjaro?

Mounjaro comes in prefilled single-dose self-injectable pens. You use the pen to inject yourself under the skin, usually in your belly, upper thigh, or in the back of your arm. You can also have someone else inject you. Talk to your provider or find instructions on how to use Mounjaro on Eli Lilly’s Mounjaro website.

How long does Mounjaro take to work?

Most people notice an improvement in blood sugar levels within a few days of starting Mounjaro and an immediate effect on appetite. People often see some weight loss in the first 2 weeks and consistent blood sugar control in 1 to 2 weeks. Average weight loss in trials was roughly 2% of body weight every 4 weeks. 

What should you eat on Mounjaro?

A healthy, reduced-calorie diet is an important part of blood sugar control and weight loss. When taking Mounjaro, eat a healthy diet with lean protein (93%+ lean red meat, fish, and poultry) and avoid high-fat, high-carbohydrate, and sugar-rich foods. If you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, try bland foods like toast, white rice, bananas, or no-sugar-added applesauce until your symptoms improve.

How long do Mounjaro side effects last?

Common side effects from taking Mounjaro are usually mild to moderate and resolve in a few days or weeks.  Serious side effects can last longer and could require medical care or that you stop taking Mounjaro.

What’s the difference between Ozempic and Mounjaro? 

Ozempic uses the active ingredient semaglutide and is FDA-approved to lower blood sugar and reduce heart-related problems in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s been used off-label for weight loss. Mounjaro uses the active ingredient tirzepatide and is FDA-approved to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.

The weight loss counterpart for Ozempic is Wegovy. While Zepbound is the weight loss counterpart to Mounjaro and approved for weight loss in people with a qualifying body mass index (BMI) or BMI and weight-related health issue.

Learn more about tirzepatide vs semaglutide for weight loss.

Can you switch from Mounjaro to Zepbound?

The 2 medications are identical other than the brand name. If a licensed medical professional confirms that switching is safe and appropriate for you, yes, you can switch provided you have a prescription for the drug you’re switching to. 


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