We have have a huge number of inquiries about the recent changes to pharmacies’ acceptance of Mounjaro coupons and filling the prescription itself. Here is what we are telling everyone who contacts us:
As of 11/10 the manufacturer of Mounjaro has changed their coupon guidelines.
Patients who received a coupon prior to this date should be okay to continue to use their existing coupon until 6-30-23 or 12 fills, whichever comes sooner. All Walgreens pharmacies are requiring a diabetes diagnosis from a physician in order to process these prescriptions, even with the coupon.
Unfortunately, Mounjaro is only indicated at this time for type 2 diabetes. It is not indicated for prediabetes, insulin resistance, obesity, or metabolic syndrome. It is up to each pharmacy’s discretion to ask if this is being used for type 2 diabetes and they can refuse to fill the prescription without a proper diagnosis code if they choose to. If you are using this medication, and you are not diabetic, you will need to transfer your prescription to a different pharmacy. At this time, Walmart and CVS pharmacies appear to be filling the prescription without a diabetes diagnosis and accepting coupons dated prior to 11-10-22. We have found that different branches have different policies though.
We are receiving an outpouring of patients requesting transfers to different pharmacies. In order to serve you more efficiently we are asking that you as the patient transfer your own prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. To do that, you’ll need to contact possible pharmacies and specifically ask if you can transfer both your prescription AND your coupon. The list of local (OKC/Edmond area) pharmacies accepting referrals without a diagnosis code is changing rapidly and we don’t have a list of which pharmacies to contact. When you find one that will accept the transfer go ahead and call your current pharmacy back and make the switch. If clinic approval is needed, the pharmacy will automatically alert our providers – no call necessary.
If you would like to discuss different options other than mounjaro, we do have some available. Please call to schedule an appointment if you’d like to discuss other medications. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any further questions, please direct these towards your patient advocate.
***We will update this post if and when more information becomes available.***