What is tirzepatide (Mounjaro)?
Tirzepatide is a prescription medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Healthcare providers also prescribe it to assist with weight management. It belongs to a drug class known as dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs). Tirzepatide works by targeting multiple pathways to regulate blood sugar levels and appetite, making it a valuable option for individuals with type 2 diabetes who also struggle with weight management.
Tirzepatide is administered as an injectable medication. It is available under the brand name Mounjaro.
This medication can only be obtained with a prescription, meaning you must have a written prescription from a licensed healthcare provider to purchase it.