Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is a prescription weight loss medication that is used along with diet and exercise to help adults with overweight or obesity lose weight. It is not a cure for obesity, but it can be a helpful tool for people who are struggling to lose weight on their own.
Mounjaro is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which means it works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone that helps control appetite. GLP-1 helps to reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness. Mounjaro also helps to slow down the rate at which food leaves the stomach, which can also help to reduce appetite. It has been shown to be effective for weight loss in clinical trials. In one study, people who took Mounjaro lost an average of 15% of their body weight over a period of 68 weeks. This is significantly more weight loss than people who took a placebo.
Who is Mounjaro for?
Mounjaro is for adults with overweight or obesity who have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher and at least one weight-related condition, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
How does Mounjaro work?
Mounjaro is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which means it works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 is released by the gut after eating and helps to control appetite. It does this by:
- Reducing hunger
- Increasing feelings of fullness
- Slowing down the rate at which food leaves the stomach
Mounjaro works by binding to the GLP-1 receptors in the brain and gut. This activates the receptors and sends signals to the brain that tell you to feel full. Mounjaro also slows down the rate at which food leaves the stomach, which can help to reduce hunger.
Contraindications for Mounjaro
Mounjaro should not be used by people who have:
- Type 1 diabetes
- A history of medullary thyroid cancer
Mounjaro can also cause side effects, such as:
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