UK pharmacies cut prices for weight-loss drugs Wegovy, Mounjaro amidst escalating competition

British pharmacies and slimming clinics are reducing prices for weight-loss drugs Wegovy and Mounjaro in a competitive bid to win patients.

Both Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy (semaglutide) and Eli Lilly’s Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) injection drugs are cleared for weight loss in combination with a reduced-calorie
diet and increased physical activity. Wegovy was launched in the UK market in September, with Mounjaro following in February.

Initially designed for treating type 2 diabetes, the drugs have been found to also induce weight loss by suppressing appetite and decelerating digestion.

As reported by Reuters, Simple Online Pharmacy has further reduced the price of starter doses of Mounjaro to £149 for a one-month supply. In February, the price
was cut to £159 ($198) from £179. Additionally, the pharmacy on Monday discounted the higher Mounjaro strengths that patients take later.