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What is Zepbound Tirzepatide? InShapeMD Complete Guide

What is Zepbound Tirzepatide? InShapeMD Complete Guide

The new weight loss drug, Zepbound, and other medications including Mounjaro, Wegovy and Semaglutide, are changing the way both patients and doctors view battles with extra pounds. InShapeMD is here to help with your complete guide to better understand these new and very exciting weight loss options!

What is Zepbound?

Zepbound is the brand name for the drug tirzepatide when doctors prescribe it for weight loss. Mounjaro is the name of the medication when it’s used to treat diabetes. Both Zepbound and Mounjaro are brand names for the generic drug, tirzepatide.

What is Zepbound Tirzepatide? Your Complete Guide
FDA-approved Zepbound at InShapeMD is the brand name for tirzepatide when doctors prescribe the medication for weight loss.

How do you take Zepbound? Is it a pill?

No. Zepbound is not a pill. It’s an injectable medication that patients need to use once a week. It comes in three doses: 5, 10 and 15 milligrams. So far, Zepbound, Mounjaro, Ozempic, and Wegovy are all injections. The drug in Ozempic and Wegovy, semaglutide, is also available in a pill form for Type 2 diabetes called Rybelsus, and doesn’t cause as much weight loss.

How much weight do people lose with Zepbound?

During clinical trials, study volunteers who used tirzepatide lost as much as 21% of their body weight.

The average weight loss for study subjects who did not have diabetes and used the largest dose of Zepbound (15 milligrams, once a week) was 18%, according to the FDA.

People who have diabetes tend to lose less weight with these new drugs than those who don’t have diabetes. Another study found that people with diabetes who used Zepbound lost an average of 12% of their body weight, FDA officials said.

All of these drugs are part of a new class of weight loss medications that are shaking up treatment of obesity and diabetes.

Many people – including those who don’t have obesity or medical conditions associated with being overweight – have been clamoring to get the medications because they are powerful appetite suppressants and work so much better than previous generations of weight loss drugs.

Zepbound and Mounjaro are basically the same drug, but they’re approved for different medical conditions: Zepbound for weight loss and Mounjaro for diabetes.

Similarly, Wegovy and Ozempic are the same drug, but with different names and different doses for different conditions. Wegovy is the name of the drug as it’s prescribed for weight loss. Ozempic is the name of the drug as it’s used for diabetes. The generic name for Wegovy and Ozempic is semaglutide.

So, are Zepbound, Mounjaro, Ozempic and Wegovy all the same?

No. Zepbound and Mounjaro (also known as tirzepatide) work a little differently than Ozempic and Wegovy (also known as semaglutide).

What is Zepbound Tirzepatide? Your Complete Guide

Here are the differences. First, the drugs are made by different drug companies. Eli Lilly makes Zepbound and Mounjaro while Novo Nordisk makes Wegovy and Ozempic.

Eli Lilly is based in the United States while Novo Nordisk is based in Denmark.

Zepbound, Mounjaro, Wegovy and Ozempic work in similar ways to reduce appetite. But Zepbound and Mounjaro are what’s called “dual-agonist” drugs while Wegovy and Ozempic are what’s known as “single-agonist” drugs. These drugs activate important hormone pathways in the body.

What is Zepbound Tirzepatide? Your Complete Guide

Tirzepatide is in a completely new drug class, It’s a combination peptide. This dual agonist approach seems to cause people who use Zepbound or Mounjaro injections to lose even more weight than those who use a medication that only activates one hormone pathway

These drugs stimulate hormones that help control blood sugar levels and reduce appetite, triggering weight loss. The hormones are glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). Wegovy and Ozempic activate the GLP-1 pathway, while Zepbound and Mounjaro activate two: both GLP-1 and GIP.

Is Zepbound a prescription medication?

Yes. Zepbound – just like Mounjaro, Wegovy and Ozempic – is a prescription medication. Speak with a InShapeMD Physician to learn if you are a good fit for this very exciting new weight loss drug.

What are the side effects that patients experience with Zepbound?

What is Zepbound Tirzepatide? Your Complete Guide
InShapeMD offers both Zepbound Tirzepatide and Wegovy Semaglutide for weight loss!

The common side effects are very similar to those that patients have experienced with Mounjaro, Wegovy and Ozempic. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, constipation, upper abdominal discomfort and abdominal pain.

What are the pros of using Zepbound?

The pros are that Zepbound helps many people lose a dramatic amount of weight. It may also help reduce other health problems associated with excess weight.

To learn more about Zepbound or InShapeMDs other weight loss programs please call 704-817-9833 or explore our website at and book your complimentary consultation TODAY! Book Online!

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