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Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat type 2 diabetes. Mounjaro’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.
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The price you pay for Mounjaro can vary. Your cost per month may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use.
To find out how much you’ll pay for Mounjaro, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Note: If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Mounjaro. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Mounjaro in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Mounjaro requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.
Be sure to ask your insurance company whether Mounjaro requires prior authorization.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Mounjaro and cost.
Does insurance cover Mounjaro?
It’s possible, depending on the insurance plan you have. The cost of Mounjaro with insurance depends on various factors. These include:
- your specific plan benefits
- any prior authorization requirements for your plan
- whether you qualify for a savings program, such as the Mounjaro Savings Card
The cost may also depend on your dosage and other factors, such as your copay (your share of the cost of a medication).
To learn about the cost of Mounjaro with insurance, talk with your insurance provider or doctor. They can let you know what you can expect to pay for Mounjaro.
Even if you have insurance, you can visit Optum Perks to get price estimates for Mounjaro when you use coupons from the site. It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.
Do Medicare and Medicaid cover Mounjaro?
It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare or Medicaid plan covers the cost of Mounjaro, call your plan provider. There are many different types of Medicare and Medicaid plans available, and your cost and coverage depend on your individual plan benefits.
Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Mounjaro.
Mounjaro only comes as a brand-name drug. It’s not currently available in a generic version. A generic drug contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less.
Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?
Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug for up to 20 years. After that, other drugmakers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower generic costs.
There are various ways to save on the price of Mounjaro. What’s best for you may depend on any insurance coverage you have, what pharmacy or service you use to purchase the medication, and other factors. Be sure to talk with your doctor about your options.
Check whether you’re eligible for the Mounjaro Savings Card. Mounjaro’s manufacturer offers a Mounjaro Savings Card for people who have private or commercial insurance. This card may help reduce the cost of Mounjaro treatment.
Search for coupons in your area. You can search for Optum Perks coupons based on your location, at the beginning of this article. You can also visit Optum Perks to get price estimates for Mounjaro when you use coupons from the site. (It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.)
Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Mounjaro if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of the drug. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of Mounjaro, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Check with your area pharmacies. Different pharmacies may have different pricing for Mounjaro. You could contact your local pharmacies to discuss their pricing.
Use a mail-order pharmacy or telemedicine provider to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy or telemedicine provider might help lower your cost for Mounjaro. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home.
Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
Some telemedicine providers include:
Through these services, a licensed telehealth professional will give you a health evaluation and may provide an electronic prescription. (They might also refer you to your doctor for a prescription.) You can then use this prescription to order the medication through the service’s site. You might be able to pick up your prescription at a nearby pharmacy or have it mailed to you.
After you start taking the medication, the service will provide coaching and other support.
You should also keep your doctor informed about all of the medications you’re taking.
If you need help covering the cost of Mounjaro or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:
On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services. The telemedicine provider Ro also provides services that can help you understand your insurance coverage.
If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of Mounjaro per month, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for Mounjaro.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Does my cost for Mounjaro depend on my dosage?
- How much would my cost for Mounjaro change if I’m eligible for their cost savings program?
- Can I enroll in the Mounjaro savings program to lower my cost if I have Medicare?
To learn more about Mounjaro, see these articles:
- All About Mounjaro
- Dosage for Mounjaro: What You Need to Know
- Side Effects of Mounjaro: What You Need to Know
- Mounjaro Interactions: Alcohol, Medications, and Others
- Mounjaro for Weight Loss
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Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.