Get a Prescription for Mounjaro. Average Weight Loss: 21.4% (49 lbs)
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Does Mounjaro work for weight loss?
Mounjaro belongs to a group of medications that was originally developed to treat diabetes and that act on the GLP-1 receptor in the body, similar to Ozempic/Wegovy. However, Mounjaro also activates the GIP receptor, which makes it slightly different from Ozempic/Wegovy.
In the SURMUNT-1 trial, Mounjaro was found to lead to significant weight loss:
- A 5 mg maintenence dose of Mounjaro led to an average weight reduction of 35 pounds or 16% of body weight.
- A 10 mg dose led to an average of 49 pounds or 21.4% of the body weight.
- A 15 mg dose led to an average weight loss of 52 pounds or 22.5% of the body weight
Note that not all patients tolerate the highest doses due to side effects.
It is unclear if Mounjaro is truly more effective in weight loss than Ozempic, because experts note that Mounjaro is given in higher dose equivalents compared to the trials done with Ozempic/Wegovy.
A healthy diet and excercise are always preferred over medications. However, when serious attempts have been made to lose weight without success, medications can be considered, and can be highly beneficial for the long-term health. Please note that these weight loss medications always need to be combined with a healthy diet and regular excercise.
How is Mounjaro taken?
Mounjaro (similar to Ozempic) is self-administered into the fat tissue by a pen injector once a week. The medication can be picked up at any pharmacy that carries it–just like any other medication and it does not have to be administed by a healthcare professional.
The injection itself is easy to do, but may cause some minimal pain or discomfort. Some of our patients prefer if a family member helps with the injection.
The dose depends on each person’s tolerance to the medication, but generally each month the medication dose will be increased, until a maintenance dose is achieved after 3 months.
The initial prescriptions are for 4 weeks, and each month the tolerance to the medication and the current dose is assessed, and the dose would be increased–depending on effect and possible side effects. The maximum tolerable maintence dose is usually achieved after about 4-6 months. At that time the provider would be able to send a prescription for 2 months at a time. The medication is taken for as long as it is beneficial to the patient, and can even be taken long-term to maintain the weight (if stopping the medication causes weight gain).
Does taking Mounjaro cause any side effects?
For a complete list of possible side effects and other important medical information, please visit the Mounjaro™ website.
How much does it cost to get a prescription with QuickMD?
It only costs $75 per online consultation, which includes the prescription that will be sent to your pharmacy–no hidden fees.
The prescription will have to generally be paid for by the patient at the pharmacy, since most insurance companies do not cover this medication for weight loss. The FDA fast-tracked the approval of this medication for weight loss, but even if approved, many insurances will not cover it. The price of Mounjaro is roughly around $1000 per 4 pens (1 month) with coupon. Patients can try to get a savings card directly from Mounjaro get a more affordable price.
What does Mounjaro cost?
Mounjaro (similar to Ozempic/Wegovy) are new medications under patent and are therefore not yet available as a cheaper generic form. And like most weight loss strategies (apart from dieting and excercising) are quite expensive. Some insurances may cover it, but many do not.
A package usually contains 4 Mounjaro pens which is enough medication for 1 month. Ozempic pens on the other side tend to have a higher dose and the injected amount can be adjusted and the pen can be used to inject multiple doses. This makes Ozempic genenrally more affordable.
The cost of Wegovy is currently around $250 per injection with a pharmacy coupon
The manufacturer offers a savings card that can be applied for which–if approved–can save patients more money on this medication.
How long does it take until I can pick up the prescription from my pharmacy?
Shortly after your visit with our weight loss team, we will send an electronic prescription to your pharmacy of choice–generally this transmission is instant. Once received, most pharmacies will take roughly an hour to process the prescription and associate it with your pharmacy patient profile.
Some pharmacies will have to order Mounjaro, which generally takes a few days.
Please note that we are unable to verify beforehand which pharmacies have the medication in stock and which ones would have to order it. It is a good idea to call your pharmacy beforehand to ask if the medication is available at that particular location.
Do I still need to watch my diet and excercise?
Absolutely! This medication is meant to aid traditional weight-loss efforts like dieting and excercise and should be taken in addition to a calory deficit diet and regular exercising. Please note, that dieting and excercising are always preferred for weight loss over taking medications.
However, the reason this medication may still significantly benefit overweight patients who haved tried dieting and excercising is the fact that obesity has such harmful effects on the human body in the long-run.
What does the process look like to get a prescription through QuickMD?
The process is quick, simple and 100% private and confidential. Start by creating an account, then choose if you want to be called by the doctor or if prefer a video consultation.
The team will ask you a few questions and shortly after send your prescription electronically to your pharmacy of choice. If we cannot help you or you decide you do not want to proceed, your visit is free (just request a refund).
Will this be confidential and private?
Yes. Weight loss can be a sensitive topic. Everything you discuss with the weight loss team during the consultation will be 100% confidential. Our platform is encrypted and fully HIPAA-compliant and we never sell your information to third parties for profit. If you agree to communication by email for additional information, please note that emails are not always secure.
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