OUR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Tier 3 PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Diet recheck appointments, weigh-ins & additional body comps
- Tirzepatide GLP-1/GLP medication
- Discounted Lipo B12 injections
* Does not include thyroid medication.
What are Tirzepatide Weight Loss Injections?
Tirzepatide (the active ingredient in Mounjaro™ and Zepbound™) 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 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 initially were used to help treat patients with type 2 diabetes to support blood sugar level management. However, physicians quickly found out 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. Slowing down the 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.
A Less Expensive Alternative
At Biosymmetry, the tirzepatide injections you receive weekly as part of our Medical Weight Management Program will be a significantly less cost per month than from a retail pharmacy. In addition to the medication, you’ll receive oversight and coaching by a doctor, nurse practitioner, and medical assistant. Keep in mind insurance does not cover our program or the medication we provide, but it’s a less expensive alternative than purchasing the brand name medications without coverage.
How often do you inject Tirzepatide?
The most common administration of tirzepatide is through weekly injections. Typically, patients are started on a low dose (usually 2.5mg) 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 may be gradually increased.
How long does it take for Tirzepatide to work?
When used alongside a calorie-deficient diet and regular exercise, patients usually begin to see results from tirzepatide within 8 to 12 weeks, although some patients may experience weight loss in the first month. Timelines of tirzepatide can vary greatly depending on how the patient responds to the medication. The result timeline for weight loss also greatly depends on how strict the patient is following a diet and the amount of physical activity.
Potential Side Effects
Moderate side effects of tirzepatide and semaglutide can include:
- constipation or diarrhea
- upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting
- abdominal pain
- low blood sugar
More severe side effects of tirzepatide and semaglutide may include:
- vision changes
- gallbladder issues
- allergic reactions
Both these medications have boxed warnings for the risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the FDA.