also known as Mounjaro®

Tirzepatide Weight Loss Injections

Tirzepatide affects the production of blood sugar, insulin, and hormones that regulate hunger. It is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise to lose weight. Tirzepatide has a significant impact on the weight loss of a person without diabetes that mimics two hormones that are released after eating and instructs the pancreas to generate insulin and alert the liver to reduce the quantity of glucose being produced. You will feel fuller and your digestion will take longer. Your blood sugar will also be lower after taking tirzepatide injections.

What is Tirzepatide ?

Tirzepatide is a medication that can be administered through injections that used initially used to help treat patients with type 2 diabetes to support blood sugar level management. However, physicians quickly found out that that tirzepatide offers weight loss benefits as well, making tirzepatide an effective addition to medical weight loss programs. It works both by lowering your blood sugar levels while simultaneously slowing down the digestive process, making it effective for weight loss because a slowed down digestive system means that food stays in the system for longer, signaling to the brain that the body is fuller for longer. This in turn makes following a calorie deficient diet much easier to maintain, which is one of the key components of a medical weight loss program.

How often do you inject Tirzepatide?

The most common administration of tirzepatide is through weekly injections. However, the dose of the medication is what will differ from case to case as it is started on a very small dose (usually 2.5 milligrams) weekly to make sure that the body does not experience bad reactions or side effects to the medication. This low dose is continued for at least four weeks and then gradually increased to make sure that the body is closely monitored for any negative side effects. Your tirzepatide physician will decide if it is safe to increase the dose and by how much is safe for each individual case.

How long does it take for Tirzepatide to work?

When used to help manage and lower blood sugar levels many patients will find that it brings their blood sugar levels down to their target A1C goal within 8 to 12 weeks. When used as part of a medical weight loss program alongside a calorie deficient diet and regular exercise, patients usually began to see results from tirzepatide within 8 to 12 weeks as well, but this timeline is a bit less predictable due to the nature of weight loss programs. Both timelines of tirzepatide can vary quite a bit depending on how the patient physically responds to the medication as some people may be able to increase the dosage fairy quickly while others may need to stay on a lower dosage for a while and get the shots less frequently if their bodies are not responding well to the medication. The result timeline for weight loss also greatly depends on how strict the patient is being in following the weight loss program.