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DECEMBER 19, 2023

Mounjaro: Managing Type 2 Diabetes Simplified

What is Mounjaro?

Mounjaro is an injectable prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

It is not known if Mounjaro can be used in people who have had pancreatitis. Mounjaro is not for use in people with type 1 diabetes. It is not known if Mounjaro is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age.

In studies with or without other diabetes medications, the percentage of people taking Mounjaro who reached an A1C of less than 7% ranged from 75% (5 mg) to 90% (10 mg). People had an average starting A1C of 7.9% to 8.6% across the 5-mg, 10-mg, and 15-mg doses. A 40-week study was conducted to see if Mounjaro 5-mg, 10-mg, and 15-mg plus a basal insulin worked better than basal insulin alone. 90% of people taking Mounjaro 10-mg plus basal insulin achieved an A1C of under 7%.

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Mounjaro can cause serious side effects, including:
Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Mounjaro and call your health care provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back.

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Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Mounjaro and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, problems breathing or swallowing, severe rash or itching, fainting or feeling dizzy, and very rapid heartbeat.

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Kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration), which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.

In a 40-week study, the Mounjaro 5-mg, 10-mg, and 15-mg doses were compared to Ozempic 1 mg in 1879 adults with type 2 diabetes who were also taking metformin. They had an average baseline A1C of 8.3%. The difference between Mounjaro 5-mg and Ozempic 1-mg was not large enough to be considered meaningful. Select Safety Information

Severe stomach problems. Stomach problems, sometimes severe, have been reported with Mounjaro. Tell your health care provider if you have stomach problems that are severe or will not go away

Once-weekly Mounjaro is here to help you lower your A1C*

*Along with diet and exercise.

Mounjaro helps your body both regulate blood sugar and decrease how much food you eat

Mounjaro is not a weight loss drug.

It may start working to lower blood sugar from the first dose

The 2.5 mg starting dose is not meant for blood sugar control.

Subject to Lilly USA, LLC’s (Lilly’s) right to terminate, rescind, revoke or amend the Mounjaro Savings Card Program (“Card”) eligibility criteria and/or Card terms and conditions which may occur at Lilly’s sole discretion, without notice, and for any reason, the Card expires and savings end on 12/31/2023. Card savings are not available to patients without commercial drug insurance or who are enrolled in any state, federal, or government funded health care program, including, without limitation, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage, Medigap, DoD, VA, TRICARE®/CHAMPUS, or any state prescription drug assistance program.

MONTHLY AND ANNUAL MAXIMUM SAVINGS: For patients with commercial drug insurance coverage for Mounjaro: You must have commercial drug insurance that covers Mounjaro and a prescription consistent with FDA-approved product labeling to pay as little as $25 for a 1-month, 2-month, or 3-month prescription fill of Mounjaro. Month is defined as 28-days and up to 4 pens. Card savings are subject to a maximum monthly savings of up to $150 per 1-month prescription, $300 per 2-month prescription, or $450 per 3-month prescription fill and separate maximum annual savings of up to $1800 per calendar year. Subject to Lilly USA, LLC’s (“Lilly”) right to terminate, rescind, revoke, or amend Card eligibility criteria and/or Card terms and conditions which may occur at Lilly’s sole discretion, without notice, and for any reason, Card expires and savings end on 12/31/2023.

For patients with commercial drug insurance who do not have coverage for Mounjaro: You must have commercial drug insurance that does not cover Mounjaro and a prescription consistent with FDA-approved product labeling to obtain savings of up to $575 off your 1-month prescription fill of Mounjaro. Month is defined as 28-days and up to 4 pens. Card savings are subject to a maximum monthly savings of up to $575 and a separate maximum annual savings of up to $3,450 per calendar year. Subject to Lilly’s right to terminate, rescind, revoke, or amend Card eligibility criteria and/or Card terms and conditions which may occur at Lilly’s sole discretion, without notice, and for any reason, Card expires and savings end on 12/31/2023.

You are responsible for any applicable taxes, fees and any amount that exceeds the monthly or annual maximum benefits. Savings card activation is required. This Card may be terminated, rescinded, revoked, or amended by Lilly at any time without notice and for any reason. Subject to additional terms and conditions. Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions for the Mounjaro Savings Card Program may change from time to time at Lilly’s sole discretion and for any reason; the most current version can be found at https://www.mounjaro.com. Card benefits void where prohibited by law.

Mounjaro may cause serious side effects, including:

Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Mounjaro and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use Mounjaro with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion or drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, or mood changes, hunger, weakness and feeling jittery.

Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Mounjaro and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, problems breathing or swallowing, severe rash or itching, fainting or feeling dizzy, and very rapid heartbeat.

Kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration), which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.

Severe stomach problems. Stomach problems, sometimes severe, have been reported in people who use Mounjaro. Tell your healthcare provider if you have stomach problems that are severe or will not go away.

Changes in vision. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with Mounjaro.

Gallbladder problems. Gallbladder problems have happened in some people who use Mounjaro. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get symptoms of gallbladder problems, which may include pain in your upper stomach (abdomen), fever, yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice), and clay-colored stools.

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