Dr Ashwin Sharma

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Is Mounjaro Available In The UK? Everything You Need To Know

There’s been a lot of discussion online about the availability of GLP-1 injectable weight loss treatment medications in recent months. Among them, you might have heard the name Mounjaro.

This new treatment contains tirzepatide, a medication that mimics the effects of two important hormones in the body: glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). These hormones play important roles in regulating your appetite and blood sugar, making it easier to lose weight.

Weekly injections of Mounjaro can also help you manage obesity and health concerns associated with weight gain. In recent clinical trials, Mounjaro has been shown to help people lose an average of 20% of their body weight*[1].

You can read our in-depth guide to Mounjaro – or read on to learn about the availability of Mounjaro now, as well as eligibility and the costs you might expect to pay.

Approval and availability in the UK

In the UK, the availability of Mounjaro, known medically as tirzepatide, is changing. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) authorised tirzepatide (and the Mounjaro KwikPen) for weight management in early November 2023 [2], to be used alongside a diet and exercise regime. 

Is Mounjaro available without a prescription?

The short answer is no. To use Mounjaro, you’ll need a prescription from a healthcare professional. Before prescribing Mounjaro, our clinical team verifies your identity, BMI and other health concerns you may have to make sure the treatment is right for you. These steps are in place to safeguard you and ensure that you use Mounjaro in the most effective way.

How do I get a Mounjaro prescription?

Mounjaro is already available from MedExpress without any in-person appointment or subscription – your consultation is free and 100% online. This involves answering some simple questions about your health, to receive your recommended treatment and free prescription from our UK medical team. 

How much does Mounjaro cost per month?

At MedExpress, we can guarantee the lowest price for Mounjaro here in the UK. It costs just £149 for the first four weeks — starting at the lowest dose 2.5mg. That price includes your consultation, prescription, and ongoing clinical support.

Looking to start your weight loss journey with Mounjaro? Start your free online consultation today.


[1] https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2206038

‌[2] Four-dose Mounjaro “KwikPen” approved by MHRA for diabetes and weight management [Internet]. GOV.UK. [cited 2024 Mar 12]. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/four-dose-mounjaro-kwikpen-approved-by-mhra-for-diabetes-and-weight-management

*over 17 months when taking the highest effective dose. 

Dr Ashwin Sharma
Dr Ashwin Sharma
Dr Ashwin Sharma is a medical doctor and writer with a particular interest in health technology, artificial intelligence and medical weight loss. He completed his training at the University of Leicester and Imperial College London, and has since been exploring the intersections of medicine, technology, and communication.
Originally published March 22 2024, updated April 16 2024