Zepbound
Tirzepatide

How to get a Zepbound Rx online in Canada

With Cloudcure, you may be eligible to get Zepbound prescribed by a licensed healthcare practitioner for appropriate medical treatment. 

Note: Zepbound is currently pending Health Canada approval

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Getting Zepbound in Canada

Zepbound will be available in Canada after Health Canada approva. To get Zepbound in Canada, you will also require a prescription from a licensed medical practitioner. If you have a primary care provider, you may consult with them, or obtain a referral to an endocrinologist. Cloudcure can also prescribe you Zepbound if it is safe and suitable for your use.

Cloudcure’s plans offer convenient support at your fingertips. In addition, we have partnered with pharmacies to directly deliver this to your door to provide hassle free refills.

When will Zepbound be available in Canada?

As of early 2024, Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Zebound has not submitted it to Health Canada for approval. Zepbound currently only remains approved by the FDA for sale in the US. 

Zepbound will be made available by Eli Lilly for distribution in Canada after it has been approved by Health Canada. However, your medical practitioner may be able to recommend other options, including tirzepatide, as effective treatment optins.

Will Zepbound be available as a vial or pre-filled injector in Canada?

Similar to Mounjaro, which also contains the active ingredient tirzepatide, Zepbound may be made available by Eli Lilly & Company as pre-filled single-dose injectors, or as a single dose vial. 

At this time, Zepbound is available in the United States in dosages ranging from 2.5mg to a maximum dose of 15.0mg, and is expected to be introduced to other international markets in the same format.

Health Canada's regulations require confirming your patient status to learn more. Please provide the Drug Identification Number (DIN) from your product packaging.

What is the difference between the vial and the injector pen?

Whether you choose Eli Lilly’s Zepbound in a vial or pen format, the medication contains the same active ingredient, Tirzepatide. The main difference is the format, which provides more flexibility for manufacturing, distribution and medication administration.

Tirzepatide is currently expected to ship in the following strengths in Canada when it becomes commercially available: 2.5mg, 5.0mg, 7.5mg, 10.0mg, 12.5mg, and 15.0mg. 

Health Canada's regulations require confirming your patient status to learn more. Please provide the Drug Identification Number (DIN) from your product packaging.
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Is Mounjaro approved in Canada?

Yes, Mounjaro has been approved by Health Canada since 2022.

Do I need an appointment in order to get a Mounjaro prescription?

No, you do not need any physical or in-person appointment to get a Mounjaro prescription at Cloudcure. However, as part of your medical evaluation, your Cloudcure team will require a video call with you after your lab work is complete. This will ensure that Mounjaro is safe and effective for you.

Not all individuals meeting this criteria may qualify for our program and other factors may be taken into consideration by the clinician including your medical history.

Can I just get a Mounjaro prescription online, without joining Cloudcure?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide a prescription to individuals not actively enrolled in a Cloudcure program.

Am I eligible to join Cloudcure?

Generally, the following individuals may qualify for the program: Aged 18+, with a BMI of 27 to 30, and one or more metabolic conditions such as: diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea or PCOS.  Alternatively, individuals with a BMI over 30 may also be eligible.

Not all individuals meeting this criteria may qualify for our program and other factors may be taken into consideration by the clinician, including your medical history.

What is the Cloudcure approach and how does it work?

Cloudcure programs combine psychology-based curriculum, effective medical treatments and ongoing support.

The process consists of a few simple steps:

  1. Complete the eligibility quiz to check if you qualify
  2. Sign up for a care plan to get started
  3. Receive your lab requisition for blood work
  4. Complete the testing at any conveniently located lab
  5. See your Cloudcure provider to receive a treatment plan
  6. Have your medication discretely and conveniently delivered
  7. Begin your journey with your Health Coach (optional)
Will my drug insurance plan or provincial plan cover the cost of Mounjaro?

Mounjaro may be covered by some insurance plans and employers for individuals with certain conditions. Provincial programs will vary in coverage as well. In addition, some insurance plans may require that you try other treatments before taking Mounjaro for underlying conditions.

How do I get Mounjaro coverage under my insurance plan?

Many insurance companies and employers may choose to provide coverage for Mounjaro. Before agreeing to cover the cost, they may ask for a confirmation or explanation from your doctor indicating its medical necessity, sometimes referred to as a pre-authorization. This approval process can take several days or weeks. For specifics regarding coverage, it's always best to contact your insurance provider directly and inquire about Mounjaro.

Cloudcure can not only help you navigate insurance coverage, but also help direct bills to your drug insurance plan.

How much is Mounjaro in Canada?

Our price of Mounjaro is listed at $110/week. This includes all dispensing fees as well, and shipping is free. You may pay a lower amount depending on your insurance plan.

What is Mounjaro used for?

Mounjaro is approved by Health Canada for type 2 diabetes treatment at this time. 

How do you take Mounjaro?

Mounjaro is designed for self-administration using a pen injector or a vial. It is generally administered once a week into the subcutaneous fatty tissue under the skin. The injection process is relatively straightforward and you can find more instructions here.

What is the active ingredient in Mounjaro?

Mounjaro is a dual class medication belonging to the GLP-1 and GIP class agonists. Its active ingredient is called tirzepatide.

Is Tirzepatide sold under any other brand names in Canada?

No, it is not. In the United States, FDA has approved tirzepatide under the brand name Zepbound, which is approved for obesity treatment. However this product has not been evaluated or approved by Health Canada at this time.

Does Mounjaro come in an oral or pill form?

Currently, Mounjaro is offered solely as an injectable pen. If needles aren't your preference, you can ask your healthcare provider about other options which may be equally effective and safe.

What are Mounjaro’s common side effects?

Individual patients' experiences with Mounjaro may vary. Common side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, weight-loss, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and/or abdominal pain. Many common side effects improve in the first few weeks as you get used to the medication. If symptoms persist or get worse, you should seek immediate medical care.

You should speak to your medical practitioner about side effects before you start treatment.

How long do I have to take Mounjaro?

Mounjaro may be a safe, long-term treatment for some patients under the supervision of a clinician. Your clinician will also guide you on dosage adjustments, monitoring and whether it is safe for you to gradually reduce the dosage.

How does Mounjaro work?

Mounjaro is the first and only once-a-week medicine that activates two receptors: GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) and GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1). This increases insulin production while decreasing glucagon levels, which, in turn, decreases blood glucose levels in the body. It also reduces food intake, and slows down the speed at which your stomach digests food.

How big is the needle used with the Mounjaro vial? Will it hurt?

Mounjaro's vials are designed for minimal discomfort, with a very short diabetic or insulin needle. Most users find the experience quite manageable.

It is difficult to use a vial with a syringe?

Using a vial and syringe for Mounjaro might require a few extra steps compared to the injector pen, but it's a straightforward process. You don't need medical training to do it. With clear instructions from your pharmacist or the product insert, you can confidently and safely administer the medication yourself.

Health Canada's regulations require confirming your patient status to learn more. Please provide the Drug Identification Number (DIN) from your product packaging.

What if I have other questions?

If you have any medical questions or concerns, please talk to your primary healthcare provider or a licensed medical practitioner. Please note that the information presented here is of a general nature and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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