Weight Loss

Tirzepatide: the next step in the weight loss revolution

Tirzepatide, FDA-approved for weight loss, is a powerful new diet drug that can reduce food cravings and promote fullness throughout the day. Patients have lost up to 20% of their body weight and continued to lose weight after a year on the treatment. It is a painless once-weekly injection that mimics major hunger hormones to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.

Tirzepatide FAQ

How does Tirzepatide work?

Tirzepatide works by mimicking the action of two natural hormones, GLP-1 and GIP, that regulate appetite and food intake, leading to reduced hunger and increased feelings of fullness.
Tirzepatide is administered via a tiny, usually painless subcutaneous injection once per week.
Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and constipation. These side effects are typically mild and diminish over time.
Everyone’s individual goals may vary, but tirzepatide is best used as part of a long-term treatment plan for weight loss. Ideally, we would like to see our patients maintain their goal weight for at least six months before stopping treatment, however there are no contraindications to starting/stopping treatment as needed.
Your individual response may vary. In order to minimize side effects, tirzepatide is started at a low dose and titrated up to a maximum dose over a period of several months. Although some patients may lose more than 10 pounds in their first month, most patients will lose most of their weight after they are at the higher doses. The good news is that the weight loss can continue for over a year of being on the medication.

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