Mounjaro for weight loss –Does it work?

February 22, 2023

Does Mounjaro (tirzepatide) work for weight loss? In September of 2022 the medical journal Cardiovascular Diabetology reported that this medication was found to be effective in treating both diabetes and obesity. It was designed to act like a key fitting locks in the pancreas. These locks also exist in the brain, regulating how much appetite we have. Five studies of diabetic patients showed that tirzepatide not only improved blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, but reduced their body weight by 5.4 to 11.7 kg (12 to 26 pounds). In 2022, the FDA granted a so-called fast track designation to Mounjaro for approval for weight loss in obese patients. 

Further research is on the way. Scientists will look at how well tirzepatide works as a weight loss helper for non-diabetic, obese individuals. Until then, this medication can be prescribed off label for weight loss purposes. 

How to Obtain Mounjaro

Mounjaro (tirzepatide) must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. QuickMD can prescribe it online—if found to be beneficial by their weight-loss team. 

What does Mounjaro cost? 

The price of Mounjaro ranges from $966.00 to $1037.00 for a one-month supply (4 injections).

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