Tirzepatide

WHAT IS TIRZEPATIDE?

Tirzepatide is a once-weekly injectable prescription medication that is used along with diet and exercise for both type 2 diabetes and weight management.

HOW DOES TIRZEPATIDE WORK?

Tirzepatide's dual receptor activation stimulates multiple physiological pathways to induce weight loss. By activating GLP-1 receptors, it promotes satiety, reduces food intake, and slows gastric emptying. Additionally, GIP receptor activation enhances insulin secretion and beta-cell function, leading to improved glucose regulation and reduced appetite. The combined effects of these actions result in notable weight reductions, making Tirzepatide a valuable option for weight management.

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF TIRZEPATIDE?

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Decrease in oral contraceptive effectiveness
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), especially when used in combination with other diabetes medications
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Gallbladder problems, including gallstones
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) - a rare but serious side effect
  • Kidney problems
  • Allergic reactions, such as rash, itching, or swelling

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR TIRZEPATIDE?

  • < 12 years old. All children 12-17 will need a prescription from their pediatrician.
  • Pregnant/breastfeeding/trying to become pregnant
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypersensitivity to tirzepatide
  • Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • History of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome
  • History of pancreatitis
  • End stage renal disease (on dialysis)
  • BMI < 25
  • Type 2 diabetic patients that are on insulin or a sulfonylurea
  • Patients with diabetic retinopathy

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