WHAT IS TIRZEPATIDE?
Tirzepatide is an injectable prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Tirzepatide should not be used with other other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
WHY IS TIRZEPATIDE PRESCRIBED?
It dramatically reduces blood glucose and weight by combining a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) with a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). The therapy brought significantly greater reductions in glycated hemoglobin (A1C) and weight than semaglutide, a well-known GLP-1 RA. Many patients whose A1C is above 8% never achieve glycemic control, which can lead to multiple long-term complications, including blindness or cardiovascular events.
GLP-1 RA tirzepatide offers an option that could reduce A1C and help patients lose weight, but even this powerful incretin needed a helper. Enter GIP, which further aids—and optimizes—the right amount of insulin secretion.
Even though Tirzepatide has been approved for type 2 diabetes, studies indicate that it could be the most effective weight loss drug ever produced. Tirzepatide has three main mechanisms of action. It enhances the growth of beta cells in the pancreas, which are sites of insulin production. This means your body has improved control over blood sugar spikes. Compounded tirzepatide also delays gastric emptying. The delay in gastric emptying can reduce appetite. Finally, tirzepatide improves control of eating and reduces food cravings.
**Prescription required, but worry not, our providers handle the prescribing and filling via telemed.
WHAT SETS TIRZEPATIDE APART FROM OTHER MEDICATIONS?
It produces an amazing 20% weight loss on average and is the first drug that targets both GLP-1 and GIP, resulting in more effective glycemic control and appetite suppression. Reductions in body weight have also been shown to be greater with tirzepatide versus semaglutide and increased with the dose: 1.9 kg for 5 mg, 3.6 kg for 10 mg, and 5.5 kg for 15mg.
WHY IS TIRZEPATIDE COMPOUNDED WITH VITAMIN B12?
Also called hydroxocobalamin, B-12 is critical for metabolism and energy production for every cell in the body. It is also a cofactor in DNA synthesis. Deficiency in B-12 causes fatigue, weakness, nerve problems, and may lead to anemia. Pairing tirzepatide with B12 creates a potent combination that help you meet your A1C and weight loss goals while boosting energy levels to keep you feeling great.