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Get Tirzepatide prescription online

In clinical trials, people who took 10 to 15 milligrams of tirzepatide each week lost up to 20.9% of their body weight in 72 weeks. If you weigh 300 pounds, that’s a loss of more than 62 pounds! 

Interested in getting a tirzepatide prescription online for weight loss? See a weight loss specialist within 24 hours to see if tirzepatide is right for you.

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Medically reviewed by: Dr. Sheelu Bhatnagar

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What is tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is the active ingredient in 2 brand-name medications, Mounjaro and Zepbound. It’s also available as a compounded medication. It was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as Mounjaro in 2022 to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in people with type 2 diabetes.

People taking Mounjaro also lost weight. So Mounjaro’s manufacturer, Eli Lilly, got Zepbound FDA-approved for weight loss in 2023. Zepbound and Mounjaro are the same medication, just approved for different uses. Zepbound is approved for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, or people with a BMI of 27 or more and at least 1 weight-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure (hypertension).

Whether you use compounded tirzepatide, Mounjaro, or Zepbound, you should eat a reduced-calorie diet and get more exercise.

How does tirzepatide work for weight loss?

Tirzepatide is a dual receptor agonist. It affects 2 hormones — glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). These hormones cause your pancreas to release insulin, reduce glucagon secretion, which lowers blood sugar after eating. They also slow down how long it takes for food to leave your stomach, making you feel fuller for longer. Tirzepatide mimics these hormones, which reduces your appetite, causing you to eat less and lose weight.

In clinical trials, people with type 2 diabetes who took Mounjaro to lower their blood sugar lost up to 13.9% of their starting body weight in 104 weeks (2 years). 

Clinical trials for Zepbound reported up to 20.9% weight loss in people with obesity or overweight who made lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) while taking tirzepatide. 


Learn more about tirzepatide for weight loss in Mounjaro and Zepbound.

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Who’s eligible to take tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is FDA-approved for weight loss in people who:

— Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

— Have a BMI of 27 or more and at least one weight-related health problem, like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart problems, or high cholesterol.


When taking tirzepatide for any reason, eat a reduced-calorie diet and be more physically active.


Visit the prior authorization for Zepbound page to learn more about who’s eligible to get tirzepatide for weight loss.

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How to get a tirzepatide prescription online

You need a prescription from a healthcare provider to get tirzepatide. That’s the case whether you fill a prescription for Zepbound, Mounjaro, or compounded tirzepatide, in-person or online. 

To get a tirzepatide prescription online, schedule an appointment with a licensed healthcare provider on Klarity. Your provider will assess your needs and help you develop a medical weight loss program that includes medication, such as tirzepatide, if needed. 

When you choose a provider on Klarity, you can have an appointment in as little as 24 hours.

If you and your provider decide tirzepatide is right for you, your provider can send your prescription to your pharmacy of choice.

Learn more about how to get tirzepatide and Zepbound.

How to use tirzepatide and tirzepatide dosages

Tirzepatide is a weight-loss injection you take once a week. You inject yourself under the skin (subcutaneously), usually in your belly, upper thigh, or the back of your arm. 

If you take Zepbound or Mounjaro, they’re available in the same 6 dosages — 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, and 15 milligrams. You start at the lowest dose (2.5 milligrams). Your provider will increase your dose every 4 weeks until you reach your maintenance dose or the maximum dose (15 milligrams). Each dose comes in a prefilled single-use pen. A one-month supply of either medication is 4 pens.

If you use compounded tirzepatide, your provider will tell you what dosing schedule to follow. It comes in a vial, not an injection pen. You use a separate needle and syringe to draw up your weekly dose. 

Learn more about tirzepatide dosages.

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Tirzepatide side effects and warnings

If you take Zepbound, the most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, indigestion, injection site reactions, fatigue, allergic reactions, belching, hair loss, and heartburn. Gastrointestinal side effects are most common, usually mild to moderate, and often go away or get less noticeable within a few weeks of first starting Zepbound or increasing your dose. 

The side effects of Mounjaro for weight loss are similar. 

If you choose compounded tirzepatide, it may have the same or a different form of tirzepatide than Mounjaro or Zepbound. Side effects may be similar, but can be different. Compounded medications can be formulated with or without ingredients to prevent allergic reactions. Some compounded tirzepatide has added vitamin B12 to reduce side effects although there’s no research to support this.

Visit the Zepbound side effects or compounded tirzepatide pages to find all common side effects, serious side effects, adverse reactions, boxed warnings, and precautions. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist too.

What does tirzepatide cost?

Without insurance, Zepbound and Mounjaro are pricey. Zepbound costs $1,126 for a one-month supply. Mounjaro costs $1,135 a month. These prices are according to drugs.com and with their discount card. Compounded tirzepatide is less, averaging $350 a month. There’s no generic version of Zepbound or Mounjaro.

You’ll likely pay less if you have insurance that covers Zepbound or Mounjaro. And you could get a 1-month supply of either medication for as little as $25 with Eli Lilly’s Savings Card programs, if you’re eligible. Coupons from prescription discount sites can also help you save money, with or without insurance. 

While compounded tirzepatide retails for less than brand-name tirzepatide, you may have a hard time finding additional savings. Insurance doesn’t always cover compounded medications, there typically aren’t savings card or coupons, and compounding pharmacies may not take insurance. If you’re using compounded tirzepatide, you’ll likely pay the pharmacy’s listed price. 

Learn more about Zepbound’s cost, insurance coverage, and how to get Zepbound for $25 a month.

How does tirzepatide compare to other weight loss drugs

Tirzepatide is one of the newest weight loss medications. Another popular weight loss injection is Wegovy. Its active ingredient, semaglutide, is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. It doesn’t affect GIP like tirzepatide does. 

In trials for tirzepatide, people lost more on it than Wegovy, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia (phentermine-topiramate), Contrave (bupropion-naltrexone), Adipex-P (phentermine), and Xenical (Orlistat). 

Wegovy and Zepbound cost about the same, though Zepbound costs a little less. Other medications listed here can cost less than half as much. And, compounded medications are less expensive than name-brand ones, including tirzepatide and semaglutide.

Talk to your healthcare provider about which weight loss medication, if any, is right for you. Only they can help you make this decision and give you a prescription, if recommended.

Learn more about tirzepatide vs semaglutide for weight loss.



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On Klarity, you’re in good company

Read through stories from real patients who received treatment from healthcare providers on Klarity.

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. Get constant support from Klarity

    If you have questions or need assistance, the 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.

Why choose a provider on Klarity?

Choose from a growing list of licensed, board-certified providers.

Choose from a growing list of licensed, board-certified providers.

Have an appointment in as little as 24 hours.

Have an appointment in as little as 24 hours.

No insurance needed — get reimbursed from insurance or use your FSA or HSA.

No insurance needed — get reimbursed from insurance or use your FSA or HSA.

FAQs about tirzepatide

How to get a tirzepatide prescription?

Only a board-certified, licensed healthcare provider can prescribe tirzepatide. To get a tirzepatide prescription, book an appointment with your current provider or find one on Klarity. Tell your provider about your health history, weight loss goals, and any treatments you’ve already tried. They’ll evaluate your needs and, if appropriate, give you a prescription for tirzepatide or another weight loss drug. 

Can I get tirzepatide online?

Yes, you can get tirzepatide online if you have a prescription. Look for it at online pharmacies and local pharmacies that offer online ordering. If you’re prescribed tirzepatide, you can also get it from an online compounding pharmacy or online clinics that keep it in stock.

Can I get tirzepatide without a doctor’s visit?

No, you can’t get tirzepatide without a doctor’s visit — you need a valid prescription from a board-certified, licensed healthcare provider to get it. In most states, you can use telehealth for your appointment. To get a prescription for tirzepatide, book an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your weight loss needs. They’ll evaluate your health and weight loss goals and determine whether medication, like tirzepatide, is right for you. If it is, they’ll give you a prescription. 

How much does tirzepatide cost per month? 

Tirzepatide is currently available in brand-name drugs Mounjaro and Zepbound, and as compounded tirzepatide. According to drugs.com with its discount card applied, a 1-month supply costs: 
— Around $1,135 for Mounjaro
— About $1,126 for Zepbound

Compounded tirzepatide costs $350 on average and depending on the pharmacy you choose.

If health insurance covers Zepbound or Mounjaro, you’ll likely pay less. You can save on brand-name tirzepatide with Novo Nordisk’s savings cards or patient assistance programs if you’re eligible. Coupons from prescription discount sites may also provide savings.

How to get Mounjaro or tirzepatide without diabetes? 

You can get tirzepatide without having a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. For weight loss alone, tirzepatide is approved under the brand Zepbound. You can take it if you have a BMI of 30 or greater (obesity), or 27 or greater (overweight) with at least 1 weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or heart disease. You can also take compounded tirzepatide for weight loss with or without type 2 diabetes. 

Your healthcare provider can prescribe Mounjaro for weight loss, but this is an off-label (unapproved) use. If your goal is to lose weight, they’ll likely prescribe Mounjaro if you have type 2 diabetes or Zepbound if not.

Will insurance cover tirzepatide?

Health insurance typically covers tirzepatide in Mounjaro and Zepbound if prescribed for an approved use. Government insurance plans may not cover it for weight loss. You likely need prior authorization to get covered too. Reach out to your insurance company to verify your coverage details.

If you’re prescribed compounded tirzepatide, it’s harder to say whether insurance will cover it. Some insurance plans don’t cover compounded medications. What’s more, some compounding pharmacies don’t take insurance. Contact both your pharmacy and your insurance company to find out if compounded medications are covered and can be purchased with your insurance.

Is there a generic tirzepatide?

There isn’t a generic version of tirzepatide. In the U.S., brand-name drugs have exclusivity, meaning they’re protected from competition by generic versions for a certain length of time — usually 3 to 7 years minimum. Mounjaro was approved in 2022 and Zepbound in 2023. It’ll be some time before exclusivity expires and generic versions are available.

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The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Everyone’s weight loss journey is unique and results will vary. Always seek the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional with any questions or concerns you have regarding your health.

How we reviewed this article: This article goes through rigorous fact-checking by a team of medical reviewers. Reviewers are trained medical professionals who ensure each article contains the most up-to-date information, and that medical details have been correctly interpreted by the author.

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