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What is tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is a novel obesity and weight-loss medication that was recently approved by the FDA. It is a combination of two drugs, sitagliptin and metformin. Sitagliptin is a diabetes medication that helps to lower blood sugar levels. Metformin is an insulin sensitizing drug that helps to improve the body’s response to insulin.

Tirzepatide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which means that it mimics the effects of the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 is released in response to food intake and stimulates appetite suppression and feelings of fullness.

Who makes tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide was developed in a joint effort by Eli Lilly & Zealand Pharma, and is currently marketed under the brand name Mounjaro. It was approved by the FDA for medical weight loss in May 2022. Tizepatide is currently only available as a brand-name product, and it is unclear if it will be available as a generic in the future. However, given the significant health burden of obesity, tizepatide may become an important treatment option for patients who are struggling to lose weight.

Tirzepatide Weight Loss

How does tirzepatide work for weight loss?

Tirzepatide works by increasing the amount of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body. GLP-1 is a hormone that is released when we eat, and it helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Tirzepatide inhibits hunger signals from the brain, which leads to increased satiety, reduced food intake, and weight loss. It also promotes weight loss by increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

How Soon Will You See Results

How long does it take tirzepatide to work?

The answer appears to be fairly quickly. Tirzepatide usually starts working within a few hours, and the effects can last for up to 24 hours. However, it may take a few days or weeks for the full effects of tirzepatide to be seen. In clinical trials, patients who were given tirzepatide saw significant improvements in their blood sugar levels within just a few weeks. And in the long term, tirzepatide has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off.

How much weight loss with tirzepatide?

How much weight can you lose using tirzepatide for weight loss?

In one study, people who took tirzepatide lost an average of 5.8% of their body weight after 26 weeks, and in some cases people may lose more weight than this. In other clinical trials, tirzepatide has been shown to cause an average weight loss of 5% to 10% after one year of treatment. Therefore, tirzepatide may also be an effective option for those who are looking to lose weight in the long term.

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Tirzepatide Weight Loss Side Effects

What are some side effects of using Mounjaro for weight loss?

Tirzepatide is typically given in injection form, and is injected under the skin using a special pen. In clinical trials, it was generally well tolerated and most people who took tirzepatide did not experience any serious side effects. However, as with any medication there are still some patients should be aware of. The most common side effects of tirzepatide are nausea, diarrhea and headache but these typically resolve on their own after the first few doses. Other less common side effects may include include upper respiratory tract infections, dizziness, joint pain and fatigue.

How To Get Tirzepatide

Is tirzepatide on the market?

Eli Lilly has received the U.S. FDA Fast Track designation for tirzepatide for the treatment of adults with obesity, or overweight with weight-related comorbidities. FDA Fast track designations are given in order to bring promising new medicine to patients as quickly as possible. 

Tirzepatide is available as peptide therapy for weight loss, is prescription only, and cannot be dispensed over the counter. To qualify for our tirzepatide weight loss program, you will need to meet with our doctor and have a prescription written for it.

Weight Loss Cost

Tirzepatide Weight Loss Cost

The cost of tirzepatide will vary depending on the source and type of commercial insurance coverage. Tirzepatide is typically covered by most major insurance plans, but some plans may have a higher copay or deductible. Additionally, some manufacturer coupons can help offset the prescription cost.

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