Scott D. Isaacs, MD: Endocrinologist

How to Get Mounjaro (tirzepatide) for $25

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Obtaining insurance coverage for numerous recently developed medications can pose challenges, as insurance providers now demand patients to possess a documented diagnosis of diabetes and have experienced an insufficient response or intolerable side effects from three or four alternative medications. Acquiring a prescription for Mounjaro can present an obstacle. It is our expectation that tirzepatide will soon receive an official indication for aiding weight loss.

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is necessary to be qualified for the savings card. Although there are other programs available, the program that allows payment as low as $25 for 4 pens of Mounjaro is no longer having the desired effect. Patients are now required to have a prescription that aligns with the FDA-approved product labeling and have commercial drug insurance that does not cover Mounjaro. However, the savings card may still be beneficial for patients with type 2 diabetes and commercial drug insurance, but no coverage for Mounjaro. The positive aspect is that the manufacturer of Mounjaro provides a savings card.

Semaglutide and Wegovy are the commercial names for Ozempic and Rybelsus, which are used to treat diabetes and aid in weight loss. Mounjaro or “twincreatin” is a dual incretin that activates both GIP and GLP-1 receptors, which are responsible for promoting feelings of fullness. It is remarkable that tirzepatide can lead to an average weight loss of 22.5%.

GIP = glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide.

GLP-1 is an abbreviation for glucagon-like peptide-1.

Bariatric surgery yields outcomes that resemble the weight reduction figures observed in Mounjaro investigations and surpass those of alternative weight loss drugs. The dissimilarity might have been less significant or non-existent if the complete 2.4 mg dosage of semaglutide had been administered, and numerous individuals argue that this was an unjust comparison due to contrasting a lower 1 mg dosage of semaglutide with the highest dosage of tirzepatide in recently published research. A genuine evaluation between semaglutide and tirzepatide remains outstanding.

By manipulating two satiety hormones, tirzepatide seems to produce even greater weight reduction. However, until recently, semaglutide was considered the newest and most powerful medication for weight loss. Other GLP-1 drugs like liraglutide (Victoza, Saxenda), dulaglutide (Trulicity), or exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon) have been on the market for more than a decade in extended-release forms.

Six doses are accessible. When the medication is initiated at the minimum dosage and gradually escalated over a period, the majority of adverse effects are temporary. Primarily, feelings of nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort, akin to semaglutide, are the side effects associated with tirzepatide.

Other options for losing weight include:

  • Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira).
  • Phendimetrazine (Bontril).
  • Benzphetamine (Regimex, Didrex).
  • Orlistat (Xenical, alli).
  • Phentermine and topiramate Extended Release (Qsymia).
  • Plenity.
  • CONTRAVE, which contains naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl, is a medication that is commonly used.
  • Saxenda, an injection of liraglutide.
  • Wegovy injection (semaglutide).
  • Even a modest 5% reduction in weight can lead to improvements in obesity-related conditions like diabetes, hypertension, abnormal blood fats, and cardiovascular disease. The most significant advantages of weight loss are observed when weight loss medications are used in conjunction with intensive lifestyle changes and calorie restriction, as this combination yields the most effective results in terms of shedding pounds.

    Treating obesity can be complicated, as it requires the expertise of a dedicated healthcare professional with knowledge in the field. It’s important to note that there may not be an ideal medication for you, whether it’s for a friend or a family member. It’s also important to remember that tirzepatide or any other weight loss medication is not a magical solution, but rather a tool to help lower appetite and achieve sustained calorie reduction.

    If you’d like to learn more about tirzepatide (Mounjaro), please feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Isaacs using the online booking tool on our website or give us a call to explore alternative ways to achieve permanent weight loss.

    Scott Isaacs, MD Endocrinologist and Weight Loss Specialist

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