What is Tirzepatide?
Tirzepatide is a diabetes drug called Mounjaro or Zepbound.
Tirzepatide mimics a natural hormone produced by our bodies to help tell our brain we are full, slow digestion and stabilize our blood sugar levels. Tirzepatide worked so well in clinical trials for weight loss that it earned fast-track designation from the Food and Drug Administration.
When used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can be effective in promoting significant weight loss, as well as decreasing the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease in overweight or obese individuals.
How effective is Tirzepatide for weight loss?
A study from 2022 revealed that people who incorporated Tirzepatide along with a healthy diet and exercise lost 15-21% of their body weight, while those that didn’t use Tirzepatide typically gained weight in the 72 week study.
Tirzepatides’s Effectiveness in Weight Loss: A Study
What are the side effects of Tirzepatide injections?
There are minimal side effects from Tirzepatide, especially in comparison to risks associated with overweight and obesity.
People taking Tirzepatide for weight loss may experience:
- Gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, constipation and gassiness
- Stomach issues, including nausea, vomiting, pain or distension (bloat)
Gastrointestinal issues are the most common complaint among people just starting Tirzepatide. Dr. Ryan works closely with his patients to monitor the potential side effects and starts at a low dose of medicine to help protect you from the side effects as much as possible.
Who should take Tirzepatide for weight loss?
The FDA recommends Tirzepatide for weight loss if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27kg/m2 or greater and at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol
- Have a BMI of 30kg/m2 or greater
Who shouldn’t take Tirzepatide?
Avoid Tirzepatide if you have:
- History of medullary thyroid cancer or family history of medullary thyroid cancer
- History of gallbladder disease
- History of pancreatitis
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2) or family history of MEN2
How much does it cost?
The demand for Tirzepatide is high, so many have turned to compounded Tirzepatide from highly specialized pharmacies. There are many options available and we recommend you find the right fit for your needs.
We are a truly doctor followed practice. You will consult with Dr. Ryan and discuss your goals. Together you will determine if Tirzepatide is right for you. He will follow you weekly having you come in to meet and discuss your progress and any potential side effects. Dr. Ryan selected a pharmacy for Tirzepatide that has rigorous testing in place to bring you the highest quality product to protect your safety and health.
Our Tirzepatide program starts at $450 a month.