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Mounjaro Savings Card Update – What You Need to Know Starting 10/1

Sharing all the details on the new Mounjaro Savings Card update, starting October 1, 2022.

Here is the info you need to know before your next fill or started Tirezepatide. While all the buzz on the internet has been chattering on Mounjaro weight loss – the web is now rattling on a specific thing. Rightfully such, as so many – including myself have found what we fill to be the answer to the obesity issue.

What’s buzzing though is the potential changes to the Mounjaro coupon. Let’s chat about what happened, the meaning and what you need to know based on real life transactions.

Key Facts About the Mounjaro Savings Card Updates

We mentioned this when we were writing about the manufacture coupon, but over the weekend – the Mounjaro community has been buzzing about one thing, the Mounjaro Savings Card.

Anyone else shaking their heads at the constant updates to the Mounjaro savings program? We have created a resource with the latest information to help ensure you are able to save money on Mounjaro – if eligible. Check out Mounjaro Copay Card 2023 for the latest updates from Eli Lily on discounts, savings and more.

mounjaro savings card update 2022
mounjaro savings card update 2022

Before freaking out or worrying, let’s lay out all of the details in regards to what happened and what you need to know before heading to the pharmacy or talking to your doctor.

The Mounjaro Savings Card update that you need to know about may or may not be something you have to worry about. Here is what happened, and what you need to know if you have never filled a script.

This information is also helpful for those who have been on Tirezepatide and how there changes effect you or is something you shouldn’t currently worry about.

We are going to deep dive into all of the Mounjaro Savings Card updates, but wanted to give a high level overview of what we will be talking about.

There was an update to the form on the Lilly website that is used to download the savings card. Before a NEW coupon can be generated, you are now required to state that you have a script for Type 2 Diabetes.

UPDATE 10/20/22: Just wanted to check in and let you know that while yes, there are some people that are having problems using the Mounjaro coupon – this isn’t an absolute!

mounjaro savings card meme funny
mounjaro savings card meme funny

Many small pharmacies (such as local family pharmacy) are not filling Tirezepatide pens at the moment due to financial constraints. In addition to that, there are still hiccups with big chains. Your BEST bet – read thru the advice below and before giving your doctor your pharmacy information – call the pharmacy and make sure that they take the Mounjaro savings card.

Another thing we are learning, many large health insurance providers are updating the formulary lists and including Mounjaro on their approval list! A call to your insurance provider or HR department to check on status (with what requirements are needed to get it) – might be worth your time as well.

Most people who have a savings card on file or who have already downloaded a card, should NOT have issues getting refills.

mounjaro savings card meme
mounjaro savings card meme

Some people who have had a pharmacy process a card automatically with pass refills – without needing a card (ex. the pharmacy downloaded one for you) – may require a new card.

Many Mounjaro users and pharmacies are confused on the rules in regards to getting their script.

Doctors are using Tirezepatide off label for obesity. Off-label is NOT uncommon and when done correctly, is an ethical practice.

Old Mounjaro Savings Card Grandfathered

Depending on which version of the old Mounjaro savings card that you have, it appears that Lilly has grandfathered in the original users of the coupon. Unfortunately, details are not 100% clear as to why this does not appear to be applicable across the board.

As of January 2023, it appears the old Mounjaro savings card will be honored to the original terms and conditions which states it is available until June 2023 or December 2023 – depending on insurance coverage.

Changes to Downloading Coupon

On October 1, 2022 – Lilly updated their website for anyone downloading the Mounjaro coupon for the first time. This is what has changed. Here is the link to savings. Previously, to download the savings card, you clicked a button and prompted with this prompt to fill out.

mounjaro savings info
mounjaro savings info before October 2022

Form Update

So what has changed? Here is what has updated. The Mounjaro Savings Card changes effective October 1, 2022 now require you to confirm that your script is for Type 2 diabetes.

mounjaro savings card changes october 1
mounjaro savings card changes october 1

This is where the information we are trying to get exact information on can get fuzzy. Here is what multiple sources have stated with the Mounjaro Savings Card updates.

  • This is a new change due to liability reasons. Since this is currently just FDA approved for Type 2 diabetes, the manufacturer coupon should just be for those with that diagnosis.
  • From what is being heard, this is for new scripts only. If you already have a savings card on file at a pharmacy, you should not have issue. Do note, that if you transfer your script to a new pharmacy you most likely will need a new card.

Can I Download the New Mounjaro Card Without Type 2 Diabetes?

Another question that has popped up is can you download the new Mounjaro Savings Card without having type 2 diabetes. The answer is while technically yes, you can – you do have to fill out the form confirming that you have a script for Type 2 diabetes. If you do not have Type 2 diagnosis, do not state that you do.

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mounjaro savings meme

This is currently more of an ethical question. Do you lie and state that you have Type 2 diabetes to download a card is the real question. It should be a no. Unfortunately, the savings card launch was not detailed to include this information is this was the original intention. The new update requires a type 2 diagnosis.

Off Label

Doctors are allowed to prescribe off-label, which is what is being down when this type 2 diabetes is being used for weight loss.

What is a PA and Will You Need One?

That said, there is another variable that comes into play in regards to a diagnosis code. This typically is revealed if health insurance is requiring a PA (or prior authorization.)

If a PA is required, this triggers a form to the doctor’s office requiring them to give your medical justification as to why you are needing the script.

Personally, have heard that several people are stating that they must have a PA before their pharmacy will fill Mounjaro. If this happens, your doctor will need to fill out the form. If your insurance does NOT cover it – the $25 co-pay remains. If your’s does – a portion of your co-pay will be covered.

The key component to using the savings card (ironic as it sounds) is that you must have commercial health insurance with a prescription policy. Medicare or Tri-care insurance is not applicable for savings.

What if I Already Have a Mounjaro Coupon?

If you have a Mounjaro savings card on file at a pharmacy, or if you had already downloaded a coupon before the October 2022 update, you should be just fine.

Again, as mentioned above – if you transfer to a new pharmacy, you most likely will either have to download a new coupon or if you have the savings card information – relay that to the new pharmacy before having filled.

Pharmacy Needing a New Savings Card

As mentioned above, there maybe some instances where you have been using a savings card that a pharmacy automatically applied to your account without you actually giving them the coupon information.

just read the mounjaro coupon pharmacy tech - our system says something different

In these instances, a pharmacy may require you to provide them a physical card (that you have downloaded).

This would either need to be a savings card you had previously downloaded before October 1 – or a new card MAY need to be downloaded. This is not extremely common, but we are hearing this request is needed so if this is you, we wanted to include.

From a Pharmacist

I saw this posted from a CVS pharmacist in regards to this question:

My first month was a sample box from the doctor and I’m going to use the coupon for the first time and I’m all kinds of nervous

I’m a pharmacist 👩‍⚕️🙄 all these coupon freak outs are silly and need to stop. It’s just a matter of your pharmacy processing correctly – over time as more people take the med and more techs/pharmacists process it, it will be better.

In Conclusion

Yes, many of us are relying on the Mounjaro Savings Card to save us significant amounts of money as we use this as a weight loss tool. Seeing that the average cost of Mounjaro is around $1000 a month for 4 pens, source: GoodRX – the $25 co-pay is a God-send and how so many are able to try this potential solution out.

be kind

Just a gentle reminder, to give grace and be kind. At the end of the day – the world is understaffed, especially the pharmacy. Give Eli Lilly a call when in doubt. Also ask your doctor if he recommends a pharmacy to use to fill. Chances are she or he will have recommendations.

Should you worry? No. While Lilly has every right to update their policies – they are a huge corporation that will profit substantially from using this for the currently Type 2 Diabetes FDA approval. When it is FDA approved for obesity, stands to make upwards of $25 billion.

This is continually developing and we will continue to update as more information is learned.

If you are looking to move to another GLP-1 option, here is more information about Mounjaro vs Wegovy. Wegovy is FDA approved for weight loss and is on many insurance formulary lists.

Yes, there is a Wegovy coupon as well!

Mounjaro Savings FAQ

Here are commonly heard questions about the Mounjaro Savings Card update that we hope help to provide answers for.

I have a printed savings card from July. I have been using it successfully. Do I need to print the new card and start using it? 

No, the pharmacy keeps the Mounjaro Savings Card on file. You should not need to download a new card. Think of it like your Kroger card, where it is saved on file and when you enter your phone number – a discount is given. Savings cards work in a similar method at pharmacies.

Does Walgreens accept the Mounjaro coupon?

At this time, there has been no blanket statement from Walgreens that they do not accept the Mounjaro savings card. That said, many people – including myself have had major issues trying to get this filled at Walgreens.

I’d suggest finding a new pharmacy to fill your script. This was back in July, but there was so much confusion and lack of help from my local Walgreens that I immediately switched to an online pharmacy.

While Walgreens has multiple locations thru-out the United States, there feels to be a trend that pharmacists or the system used does not allow for easy use of the coupon.

I have a dose increase, do I need a new card?

No, a new Mounjaro savings card is not required for a dose increase.

My pharmacy does not accept the Mounjaro coupon, what do I do?

Find a new pharmacy! If your pharmacy is giving your problems with the Mounjaro coupon, try an online pharmacy or call another local pharmacy to see if they accept it.

If all else fails, get your pharmacist on the phone with Lilly’s customer service line to help walk thru the steps needed to process the savings.

My pharmacy said that need a diagnosis code, do they?

If your pharmacy won’t process it without a diagnosis code, this is most likely their internal policy.

Does my pharmacy need a PA (pre-authorization) to process the savings card?

Technically, NO. There is no requirement for a PA for the savings card to be used. That said, some pharmacies insist – most likely due to their systems. The pharmacy should follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to process without a PA.

Are savings cards generic?

Yes and no. Savings cards are generic in regards to not being tied to an individual person. There is not a registered ID that links a coupon to a specific patient.

I hope this information has given you every thing you need to know about the Mounjaro Savings Card updates. It’s a lot but from what it sounds, we all should be fine using the coupon with the terms and conditions on the card.

This entire experience has been an awakening. I just shared my top Mounjaro tips for weight loss. Like everything shared here – we hope that this information helps inform you of everything you need to know about Tirezepatide.

This information is for educational use only. Any medical advice should be discussed specifically between you and your medical professional. Information provided here is not

We are excited to expand our keto content to include other solutions our community is using to achieve optimal health. While we understand that this may not be for everyone, we do know that people are seeking information about obesity as a disease and solutions, such as Wegovy, Ozempic / Semaglutide and Mounjaro / Tirezepatide / Zepbound.

Please direct any questions in regards to personal use with your doctor and any questions in regards to coupons, etc should be discussed with your pharmacy or with the pharmaceutical customer service.

Make sure to check out my weekly updates, including Mounjaro Update week 5 – where I recap my first month weight loss journey as I fight obesity (and so far winning!)

Just added – learn about the Mounjaro side effects.

Sandi Hill

Sunday 26th of February 2023

So if I have Medicare as my insurance provider I can’t use the Mourjorno savings card ? Please help me..I need this medication. It has lowered my A1C significantly. Thank you, Sandi

Keto Dirty Team

Monday 27th of February 2023

That is correct. Government insurance such as Medicare and Tricare does not allow use of prescription coupons or savings cards. Talk to your doctor about your options as it maybe covered under typical insurance but this varies by plan.


Friday 21st of October 2022

I have been taking the injections since August. Insurance doesn't cover the cost. I have a very good insurance plan and they didn't even cover the cost. It would of been $751 a month using them. My weight management program prescribed it for me as well because of prediabetic. When I called Lilly Rx because I first was denied. They told me they are not approving for the weight loss that it's for diabetic as of now. I told my weight management. They sent through my insurance, and though it still required a pre-authorization the nurse was able to send it to my pharmacy which is Walmart. I've never had any issues getting it filled. I call them and they order it. I started on the 2.5mg, then went to the 5mg, and on Sunday, 10/23/22 I start the 7.5mg and then will go up to the 10mg. All the prescriptions were already sent over to Walmart. I just call a few days ahead when ready to order the next dose. I see my NP on December 2nd and will know if he will bump me to the 12mg and then the 15mg. With the Mounjaro card I'm paying $25 a month. It has to be kept refrigerated and I take it every Sunday, very simple and doesn't hurt. I literally have no appetite at all. I'm working out now and have so much energy it's amazing. I've lost 12 lbs in 2 months but the club I joined they focus on total body and its treadmill, floor, rowing and they have the inbody scale that weighs EVERYTHING including muscle, water, fat all of it! Hope this helped with some of you wondering if its worth it I would say YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!!

R. Miller

Thursday 20th of October 2022

As a pharmacy owner I wanted to make patients aware of a possible nasty situation with this medication, 3rd party payers, and the coupon use. The reason a pharmacy may not fill this medication even with the coupon... has to do with audits and recoupments by 3rd party payers and insurance companies. Without a Type 2 diagnosis insurance companies may exclude this drug from coverage. Insurance companies can come back to a pharmacy 1-2 years later, force an audit, and then recap and claw back all money they paid toward this medication to the pharmacy. The pharmacy will have little to no recourse on the matter without medical documentation (which is why we are asking for it now!). Even the manufacture providing the coupon can do this exact same thing! At over $1000.00 per perscription it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see how vulnerable the pharmacy is in this process.

jules p

Thursday 13th of October 2022

I have a savings card from September that I have used twice now. How many times can I use it? Does it expire?


Sunday 23rd of October 2022

@Lorie Marschall, The same thing happened to me. I tried to get a savings card for myself and got an error message. I tried to use my daughter’s savings card with my new prescription and they told me that I had to have a PA. The savings card would work if I have a PA for my prescription. I’m not diabetic so I guess I won’t be able to get Mounjaro. I’m so disappointed.

Lorie Marschall

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

@Avery, when I try and download a savings card it gives me an error See what happens when you try! Website issue ?


Friday 21st of October 2022

@jules p, I got my card on August 23rd, 2022 and right on my card it has the expiration date of 12/31/2023. I'm on my 3 prescription of it now. I use Walmart.


Tuesday 18th of October 2022

you should be able to use it thru the end date listed on the card. these new changes are for the new october Mounjaro savings card update. (There is a new versions as of 10/1/22)

Julia Kent

Thursday 13th of October 2022

Thank you so much for this info! Which online pharmacy did you use to fill your mounjaro pres please. I’m in chicago and can’t get any oahacy to refill without PA.


Friday 21st of October 2022

@Julia Kent, Call Walmart. I've had no issues at all getting mine filled. I don't do online though. My NP sent to insurance for PA, then sent to Walmart and got it so I could use the Mounjaro card too. You can't say its for weight loss because Lily's won't approve the Mounjaro card. Right now it's only for diabetic unless that's changed since August.


Thursday 13th of October 2022

@Julia Kent, the PA isn't a bad thing! If the insurance does not cover it once the PA is done (which most don't - unfortunately) - the coupon kicks in with a $25 co-pay and Lily covering the difference with the savings card.

Try Capsule or Alto Pharmacy if there is one in your area.

Unfortunately, this is one of those situations where you are going to have to push a little. Fortunately the problems that I have had have been quickly resolved but will say have heard about some people dealing with all kinds of headaches.

I do think that it has to do with the terms on the card not being standard protocol and this being such an expensive cost out of pocket.

Hope this is resolved for you!

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