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The Newest Weight loss Medication, Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

Feb 15, 2023
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Mounjaro is the newest diabetic medication shown to be very effective and safe for weight loss. Many are eager to try. Click to learn more.

What is the Deal with Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)?

Mounjaro has gained popularity recently as it is a weight reduction medication that does not include any intrusive procedures and gives patients the ability to regain control of their weight. A once-weekly injectable called Mounjaro also aids in controlling blood sugar levels. Although, it is now used for people with type 2 diabetes, it also has potential as a weight-loss medication.

Mounjaro is also known by the generic name, Tirzepatide has dosages that have shown to be successful in lowering hemoglobin A1C levels and promoting weight reduction. Mounjaro is designed to be used in conjunction with dietary, sleeping, and exercise improvements to lead a healthier lifestyle

The medication helps reduce hunger and allow for controlled energy levels throughout the day. Mounjaro is a great medication for anyone looking to control weight loss in a safe and effective manner while under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

How does Mounjaro work?

Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) works similarly to the effects of GLP-1 lowers blood sugar by stimulating insulin secretion and inhibiting glucagon secretion. Tirzepatide is more potent than GLP-1 and has a longer duration than medications such as Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus and Saxenda. Studies have shown those who have taken Mounjaro saw substantial weight loss after 72 weeks compared to w placebo group. Many patients have lost about 10-20 percent of body weight.

Although, Mounjaro functions similarly to the other GLP-1 family medications, it has an additional molecule that could provide it a modest advantage. Mounjaro is a GLP-1/glucagon dual receptor agonist. This medication combines two hormones, GLP-1 and glucagon to help individuals achieve meaningful weight loss results. In clinical trials involving 87 subjects treated with Tirzepatide for 12 weeks, an average of 8.2% weight reduction was observed. Additionally, the subjects saw their waist circumference go down by 2.6 cm on average, with other impressive improvements in their lipid profile and blood glucose levels.  It is the only drug in its class to act on both of these receptor’s thanks to its distinctive dual action which makes it far superior that many medications in its class.

Side Effects of Mounjaro?

Most people complain of digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Is Mounjaro better than Semaglutide?

Studies show tirzepatide as being superior to semaglutide due to:

Fewer side effects, more effective weight loss than semaglutide (ozempic) and lower glucose (blood sugar) levels

In summary, Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) could help obese or overweight patients achieve significant initial weight loss in newly diagnosed metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes.  

Legacy Health and Wellness Clinic in Cedar Hill, Texas is now offering (Mounjaro) Tirzepetide, call us and our board-certified physician Dr. Ogbonna will be happy to assist you in your weight loss journey.