Mounjaro works by activating the receptors for GIP and GLP-1, natural incretin hormones that reduce food intake and increase energy expenditure. This results in weight loss and improves diabetes control in those with type 2 diabetes.
Before taking this medication, you should discuss it with your doctor. You should also tell your doctor about any other medical conditions that may affect how this drug works.
In a recent study, obese patients who took Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) lost a quarter of their body weight. That’s significant, especially considering that the drug is only FDA-approved for Type 2 diabetes. It’s also unclear whether the drug can help people maintain their weight loss years down the road.
Mounjaro works by activating GIP and GLP-1 incretin hormone receptors, which decrease how much you eat and increase your energy expenditure. It also slows how quickly food moves from the stomach to the small intestine, causing you to feel fuller for longer.
Form physicians prescribe Mounjaro and other FDA-approved medications that target metabolic and physiological issues behind obesity in combination with a comprehensive, personalized weight loss plan. During a telehealth visit, Form doctors review your health history and current medications to determine if these medications are right for you. Mounjaro is injected once a week into your abdomen or thigh using a single-use injection pen. You can do it yourself or have a caregiver inject you.
Mounjaro is a new medication that was recently FDA-approved to treat diabetes. It decreases blood sugar levels and helps patients lose weight. The drug works by increasing the production of incretin hormones. These hormones help slow down food digestion and make you feel full longer.
The drug is injected weekly into the subcutaneous fat with a small needle in a pen-like device. Its side effects include nausea, decreased appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdominal) pain, and indigestion. It also can cause low blood sugar, which is a serious medical condition that can lead to confusion or drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, shaky feelings, fast heartbeat, and hunger.
Mounjaro has not been studied in people with severe kidney or pancreas problems. It can also cause gallbladder problems, including inflammation (pancreatitis). You should not use this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not drink alcohol while using Mounjaro.
Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is the newest injectable medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It also has potential for weight loss, based on the results of a large clinical trial. In the trial, people with type 2 diabetes who took Mounjaro along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity lost more than 10% of their body weight.
The active ingredient in Mounjaro, tirzepatide, works by activating two naturally produced hormones in the gut. These hormones are glucagon-like peptide-1, known as GLP-1, and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide, called GIP. These hormones help your body digest food more slowly, so you feel full after eating.
Side effects from taking Mounjaro for weight loss are usually mild and go away over time. If they get worse or don’t go away, talk to your doctor. If you have a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, or trouble swallowing, call your doctor right away. This may be a sign of thyroid C-cell tumors.
Mounjaro Tirzepatide is very expensive compared to other prescription medications used for weight loss. It costs between $1,300 and $1,000 a month. It has also been difficult to find in recent months due to frequent shortages. Private insurers usually cover the medication, but Medicare does not. Form doctors will review your medical history, current medications and insurance coverage before prescribing any medication.
Mounjaro is approved to treat type 2 diabetes and has been shown to aid in weight loss as well. However, doctors often prescribe the drug for off-label use in patients without type 2 diabetes.
The drug is injected under the skin, into the thigh or arm, once a week. Unlike other diabetic drugs, it has an additional benefit of helping to suppress appetite. It also helps with weight maintenance and lowering blood sugar levels. It’s been known to help people with a BMI of 30 or higher lose a significant amount of weight. It has also been shown to improve a range of health conditions related to obesity such as high blood pressure, heart disease and sleep apnea.