Mounjaro 

Mounjaro Weight Loss Medication Program*

Please Note: Due to several manufacturer restrictions with the Mounjaro medication manufactured by Lilly, insurance coverage of Mounjaro is currently limited to patients with type 2 diabetes. You may still submit a consultation request with an interest in Mounjaro and know that our team will do our best to assist you in finding the most cost-effective available option for you.

About Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

Mounjaro (generic name: tirzepatide) is the newest injectable medication for the treatment of type II diabetes and obesity. Mounjaro was recently approved for diabetes and is awaiting FDA approval for the primary treatment of obesity. Based on the results of the SURMOUNT trial, Mounjaro will likely be the most effective obesity medication ever. Mounjaro is offered at True You as part of True You Rx, a comprehensive weight loss program.

Who It's For

Mounjaro is intended for adults with a body mass index greater than 30, or greater than 27 with an obesity-related medical condition (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea). Candidates must be willing and comfortable to use a weekly, injectable medication, and—this is critically important—willing to use the medication on a long-term basis. Obesity is a chronic and relapsing condition, therefore medications like Mounjaro are not designed for short-term use.
Please Note: The Mounjaro Weight Loss Medication Program is currently offered in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
*While Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is currently FDA approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults, it has not yet received FDA approval for the specific treatment of obesity.

How The Program Works

Losing weight with Mounjaro requires a regular physical fitness regimen, dietary support, and healthy eating habits. The program begins with an initial medication consultation to review your medical history, discuss your weight loss goals, and determine if Mounjaro is an appropriate treatment for you, along with an initial nutrition consultation. If approved, you will continue to meet with a nutritionist on a monthly basis, and will receive ongoing medication support. Your Mounjaro prescription will be refilled on a monthly basis at your local pharmacy.

How Much Weight You’ll Lose

The recently published SURMOUNT trial established the efficacy of Mounjaro. In this phase 3, controlled study, 2,539 people were randomized to receive either tirzepatide (at 5, 10 or 15 mg) or a placebo. After 72 weeks of treatment, the following results were observed:
  • With the placebo, the average weight loss was 3.1 percent.
  • With 5 mg tirzepatide, the average weight loss was 15 percent.
  • With 10 mg tirzepatide, weight loss increased to 19 percent.
  • At 15 mg, the average weight loss was a remarkable 20.9 percent.

Pricing

Mounjaro 6-Month Package

$1,995

initial consult with board certified / obesity credentialed medical provider
  • Bi-weekly Nutrition Counseling with a Registered Dietitian
  • Welcome Gift Bag
  • Digital, Bluetooth Enabled Scale
  • Quarterly Medical Follow-up
  • Medication Prescription and Management*
  • Customized Meal Planning Guidance and Recipes
  • * Does not include actual cost of the medication, which is dependent on insurance coverage and availability of manufacturer coupons.

Mounjaro 12-Month Package

$3,495

initial consult with board certified / obesity credentialed medical provider
(save $40 per month compared to 6-month package)
  • Bi-weekly Nutrition Counseling with a Registered Dietitian
  • Welcome Gift Bag
  • Digital, Bluetooth Enabled Scale
  • Quarterly Medical Follow-up
  • Medication Prescription and Management*
  • Customized Meal Planning Guidance and Recipes
  • * Does not include actual cost of the medication, which is dependent on insurance coverage and availability of manufacturer coupons.
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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MOUNJARO? HOW DOES IT WORK?

Mounjaro builds on the work of semaglutide, which is a medication that boosts levels of glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) in the body. Like semaglutide, it targets the GLP-1 receptor to boost GLP levels. But it also targets a second receptor, GIP (glucose dependent insulinotropic polypeptide). GIP is another hormone released into the digestive tract after we eat, and it appears to regulate weight through receptors in the brain and fat cells. More importantly, GLP-1 and GIP are synergistic and enhance each other’s effects. By combining the action of both hormone receptors, Mounjaro leads to more weight loss overall.

HOW IS MOUNJARO ADMINISTERED?

Mounjaro comes in single-use, pre-filled pens. Each pen is 1 dose. To use the pen, simply remove the cap, turn to unlock the pen, and press the pen firmly against the skin. Press the pen button until a click is heard. The medication will be delivered subcutaneously. A second click will be heard when the medication is fully delivered. Most patients inject the medication in the upper arm, belly, or thigh.

HOW OFTEN DO I TAKE THE MEDICATION?

Once per week. Choose a day that is convenient for you, and set a reminder so that you don’t forget!

HOW IS THE DOES ADJUSTED OVER TIME?

The starting dose is 2.5 mg, which is taken once weekly for a month. The dose can then be increased to 5 mg, also taken for a month. The dose can be further increased by 2.5 mg every month, up to a maximum dose of 15 mg. This process can take up to 20 weeks.

HOW LONG DO I STAY ON THE MEDICATION?

Mounjaro is considered a long-term medication. If you are tolerating it well, and it is helping you to lose weight, it is recommended to continue the medication.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?

The most common side effects of tirzepatide are gastrointestinal, similar to the side effects of semaglutide. They include nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Mostly, these side effects are shown to be mild and transient, and occur during the dose-escalation period. In the SURMOUNT study, up to 7 percent of patients needed to stop their treatment due to side effects. Other rare side effects include pancreatitis and gallbladder disease, although the study showed that these were no more frequent with Mounjaro than with the placebo.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A CANDIDATE FOR MOUNJARO DRUG THERAPY?

Your medical provider will review your medical history during your initial consultation, to determine if Mounjaro is the right medication for you. In some circumstances, it may not be recommended. For example, if you are using a different GLP-1 medication, you cannot combine it with Mounjaro. Also, patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer should not use Mounjaro. It is also contraindicated if you have a rare genetic syndrome known as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN2).

I HAVE A THYROID DISORDER, CAN I USE MOUNJARO?

Mounjaro is contraindicated in patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, which is a rare type of thyroid cancer. However, it is safe to use if you have a history of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or currently take thyroid medication.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I EXPECT TO LOSE?

While individual results will vary, the average weight loss in the Mounjaro clinical trials was approximately 21% of body weight.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TRUE YOU MOUNJARO PROGRAM?

Your Mounjaro program begins with a consultation with your Obesity Medicine trained provider, who will review your health history, weight loss goals, and ensure that you are a good candidate for the medication. You will next meet with your Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, who will review your current eating habits and help you design a healthy, reduced calorie diet. You will continue to meet with your dietitian on a monthly basis, as your medication is adjusted and your weight loss is monitored.

IS THE COST OF THE MOUNJARO MEDICATION INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM?

The medication itself will need to be obtained with your prescription coverage. We will work with your insurance to make sure any necessary prior authorizations are taken care of. If you do not have medical insurance, or your plan does not cover Mounjaro, cash pay pricing is available.
*The Health Coaches at True You Weight Loss are registered dietitians. Under the direct supervision of licensed dietitians/nutritionists, True You’s Health Coaches support patients through diet progressions that are developed by licensed dietitians/nutritionists.

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