$300.00 – $500.00
- Pricing Is Only Shown For Information Purposes
- Currently Licensed For Type 2 Diabetes
- Not Licensed For Weight Loss, Its Use Is ‘Off-Label’
What is Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)?
Tirzepatide is the main component in Mounjaro, as well as being a glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist. it is also a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). These both play important roles in regulating your metabolism and blood sugar levels, making it suitable for both type 2 diabetes and obesity. Tirzepatide stimulates the GIP and GLP-1 receptors, which helps to lower blood sugar levels, increase insulin production, reduce appetite and, in turn, promote weight loss.
Is Mounjaro licensed for weight loss?
Mounjaro is currently only licensed for the treatment of diabetes worldwide, however, it has been prescribed “off-license” for obesity and weight loss management under appropriate guidance. While Mounjaro may not be licensed for treating obesity, that doesn’t mean that the drug Tirzepatide itself is going to be exclusively for diabetics. As we have seen with similar medicines for diabetes that have shown encouraging results for weight loss, we may see a future version of Tirzepatide that is specifically licensed for weight loss and the effects of obesity.
How can I get the most out of Mounjaro?
Like Mounjaro’s fellow GLP-1 agonist medicines, it is extremely important to remember that weight loss cannot be achieved to its full extent without implementing a better lifestyle. Think of this as a triangle comprised of three points of equal importance. On one corner, you have Mounjaro – an appetite suppressant that should help you feel fuller for longer and will kickstart your weight loss process. Then, you should also be implementing a healthy diet and a regular exercise regime. Remember, Mounjaro and all other weight loss medication is for weight loss management — meaning that once you come off of this medication, it is incredibly important to keep the healthy habits learned on your journey. A lifestyle change as simple as eating more greens and taking a brief walk a day while on Mounjaro can help you see clearer results that you can be proud of.
How do I know if Tirzepatide is right for me?
With all weight loss medication issued from Pharmacy Planet, there is certain criteria required for a safe supply of Mounjaro/Tirzepatide. It is suitable for patients who have a BMI of 30 or over, or over 28 if there are certain health issues that affect weight gain. There are certain health conditions that weight loss is not recommended for, such as pancreatitis. We recommend that you discuss this with your clinician or GP to see what weight loss medication is right for you.
What is the difference between Mounjaro and Wegovy?
Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) and Semaglutide (Wegovy) are medications used for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Tirzepatide works by stimulating GIP and GLP-1 receptors, while semaglutide primarily activates GLP-1 receptors. Mounjaro, created by Eli Lilly, is currently licensed for the treatment of diabetes but can be prescribed off-license for weight loss. Whereas Wegovy, made by Novo Nordisk, is officially licensed for treating weight loss using the same active ingredient (Semaglutide) that has been used in their previous diabetes/weight loss medicine, Wegovy. Both are administered via once-weekly injections and can lead to weight loss. They may have similar side effects, such as gastrointestinal symptoms. The choice between them depends on an individual’s specific medical needs and goals, guided by their healthcare provider.
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