Zepbound Injections for Medical Weight Loss Q&A
The Zepbound injection is an FDA-approved medication that can help people who are overweight or obese and suffering from obesity-related health problems lose weight and maintain it. It must be used with a low-calorie diet and exercise. Dr. Smriti Choudhary, M.D., and Dr. Niraj Choudhary, M.D. at the Primary Care Center of Clear Lake provide Zepbound injections to assist in treating obesity-related health conditions. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Suite A Webster, TX 77598.
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Zepbound, also known as Tirzepatide, is a medication that is currently being developed for the treatment of weight-related issues and type 2 diabetes. It is a like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor agonist, which means that it targets multiple hormones in the body that regulate glucose, insulin, and appetite.
Zepbound is administered as a once-weekly injection, and early clinical trials have shown that it can help individuals achieve significant reductions in body weight. In a phase 2 trial involving obese patients with type 2 diabetes, Zepbound resulted in a mean weight loss of up to 14.9% over 26 weeks (about 6 months).
In addition to its weight-loss effects, Zepbound has also shown promise in improving blood sugar levels. Zepbound was just FDA-approved for weight loss and is considered a big competitor against other medical weight loss medications.
The main component in Zepbound is tirzepatide, which copies a hormone that reduces food cravings. What makes tirzepatide even more productive is that it also copies a second hormone, called GIP, which might help the body break sugar down and fat, helping to give you more dramatic weight loss effects.
Tirzepatide has shown great results in clinical trials for the treatment of weight issues and similar conditions. Studies have shown that tirzepatide is productive in lessening body weight and enhancing glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes and weight-related issues.
In one trial, people using tirzepatide lost an average of 22.5% of their body weight, which is around 52 pounds. Also, tirzepatide has proven to improve blood sugar and lessen the need for any other diabetes medications. As with any prescription, it’s important to talk with your doctor to decide if Zepbound is the right treatment option for you.
The FDA approved Zepbound for medical weight loss use in adults over the age of 18 with a minimum body mass index of at least 30 or a BMI of 27+ if the person also has any other weight-related issue, like high blood pressure, heart disease, or obstructive sleep apnea. The FDA announced that Zepbound should be taken along with a low-calorie diet and an extensive exercise routine.
Individuals who are currently using Zepbound should be aware that it’s unsafe to use more than one GLP-1 agonist, like Ozempic or Wegovy, at a time. Wegovy has been approved for individuals ages 12 and older. The label for Zepbound has a note from the FDA that states that the safety and productiveness of Zepbound have not been confirmed in teens or children yet.
As for eligibility, it would depend on the specific criteria of the individual and a few different health-related criteria. It is best to consult with a healthcare provider for more information on whether Zepbound may be a suitable treatment option for you.
Zepbound, also known by its generic name Tirzepatide, is a medication currently being developed for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The medication is given as a once-weekly injection, usually in the thigh, stomach, or upper arm. It is suggested to start with a 5 mg (about half the weight of a grain of table salt) dose once weekly for four weeks, followed by 10 mg once weekly for an additional four weeks. After that, the maintenance dose is 15 mg once a week. It is important to follow the dosage and administration instructions provided by your doctor to ensure the safe and effective use of Zepbound.
The major active ingredient in Zepbound is tirzepatide, which mimics a hormone that decreases the desire for food. It also mimics a second hormone called GIP, which may aid in the breakdown of sugar and fat in the body, resulting in more significant weight reduction outcomes. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Zepbound, or if it is the right medication for you, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Suite A Webster, TX 77598. We serve patients from Webster TX, Seabrook TX, Friendswood TX, League City TX, and Nassau Bay TX.
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