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Zepbound (tirzepatide) is a prescription medication used to help patients with weight loss. Book a visit with an online weight loss provider on Sesame to discuss whether or not Zepbound is right for you.

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Zepbound (tirzepatide)

  • What is Zepbound (tirzepatide)?
    Zepbound is a prescription medication specifically designed to support weight management. It belongs to a unique drug class known as dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1) agonists.

    Zepbound is administered as an injectable medication. It is available via prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.

  • What are the most common side effects of Zepbound (tirzepatide)?
    Zepbound has been shown to cause adverse side effects in some patients. If these reactions become severe or do not go away after a day or two, seek medical attention right away.

    Common side effects include gas, constipation, diarrhea, and a loss of appetite.

    This is not a complete list of all adverse reactions reported from Zepbound use.

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Frequently asked questions about Zepbound

Medically reviewed by:Dr. Allison Edwards, MD

Zepbound is a prescription medication specifically designed to support weight management. It belongs to a unique drug class known as dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1) agonists. Zepbound offers a novel approach to weight management by targeting pathways that regulate appetite and metabolism.

This medication can only be obtained through a prescription, which a licensed healthcare provider must provide.

Zepbound is a prescription medication used to help patients manage their weight.

It is currently indicated for use in adults with obesity (with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater) or overweight adults (with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater) who also have weight-related medical problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, or cardiovascular disease.

Tirzepatide is a novel dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist drug.

Dual GIP and GLP-1 drugs target multiple pathways that influence appetite regulation and metabolism. Firstly, they stimulate insulin release from the pancreas in response to elevated blood sugar levels, aiding in glucose control. They also inhibit the release of glucagon, which further contributes to blood sugar regulation.

However, the unique feature of dual GIP and GLP-1 drugs is their impact on appetite. They significantly slow down stomach emptying, leading to a prolonged sense of fullness after meals, reducing food intake, and preventing overeating.

Healthcare providers prescribe Zepbound in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

While using Zepbound for weight management, some individuals may experience side effects, although not everyone will.

Mild side effects may include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritation at the injection site
  • Fatigue

More severe side effects may include:

  • Severe stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Changes in heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Skin rash
  • Heartburn
  • Swelling

It's important to promptly report any side effects or concerns to your healthcare provider.

Before considering Zepbound for weight management, it's crucial to discuss your medical history, allergies, and any other medications you are taking with your healthcare provider. This includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements, as they may interact with Zepbound.

Specifically, inform your healthcare provider if you have a history of:

  • Pancreatitis or gallbladder disease
  • Thyroid problems
  • Thyroid cancer
  • MEN2
  • Kidney problems
  • Stomach or intestinal problems
  • Allergies to tirzepatide
  • Diabetic retinopathy

Additionally, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using Zepbound to assess potential risks and benefits.

The dosing of Zepbound for weight management may vary depending on your individual needs and your healthcare provider's guidance. Typically, Zepbound is administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week.

Your healthcare provider will determine the initial dose and any dose adjustments based on your response and the goal of achieving optimal weight management.

Do not discontinue or change your Zepbound dosage without consulting your healthcare provider.

Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you experience any side effects or have concerns while taking the medication.

Zepbound should be stored as directed by your healthcare provider or according to the medication's packaging instructions. Follow the recommended storage conditions, keeping the medication in the refrigerator between 36-46℉.

Do not freeze Zepbound or use Zepbound if the medication is frozen.

Zepbound is available by prescription only. A licensed healthcare provider must authorize its use.

Looking for a prescription? Providers on Sesame can assess your eligibility and prescribe Zepbound if it's appropriate for your medical condition and needs. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Book an online consultation with a licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether Zepbound might be right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider. Sesame cannot guarantee that you will be provided a prescription after a video or in-person appointment.

Providers on Sesame can help you get a prescription for Zepbound for weight management, which you can pick up at a pharmacy near you. Don't wait to get started on your weight management journey—talk to a provider on Sesame today and streamline the process for convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Please remember that the decision to prescribe Zepbound for weight management is at the discretion of your healthcare provider.

Zepbound is only available under its brand name. Tirzepatide is also the active ingredient in Mounjaro, manufactured by the same company and used to treat type 2 diabetes.

Zepbound (tirzepatide) usually costs around $1,050 without insurance. If you have insurance, you can book a video weight loss program to discuss treatment options with a licensed healthcare provider. Zepbound can be prescribed during these appointments, if deemed appropriate by your provider. If you receive a Zepbound prescription during your weight loss appointment, you may be eligible to have part of your visit and your medication covered by your insurance network. Our video weight loss program works with insurance to help cover the cost of your treatment.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider. A video weight loss appointment does not guarantee a Zepbound prescription.

Sesame’s online weight loss program is a subscription that renews every 3 months and includes a video consultation with a weight loss provider, a prescription for semaglutide, liraglutide, tirzepatide, or other weight loss medication if deemed clinically appropriate, assistance with pre-authorization for medication coverage, and 90 days of unlimited messaging with your provider.

Sesame does not accept insurance in order to keep prices low and transparent, which means that the cost of the weight program will not be covered by insurance. It's important to note that the cost of medication is not included in this program, and Sesame does not guarantee medication pricing or insurance coverage for medication.

In addition, most insurance companies will not cover the off-label use of prescription drugs. That means you will likely not be able to get insurance coverage if you are prescribed:

  • Ozempic
  • Rybelsus
  • Mounjaro
  • Victoza

If you are uninsured, please be aware that GLP-1 medications like Wegovy can be expensive, typically ranging between $950 to $1,600 per month. If you are insured, your provider can assist with insurance pre-authorization paperwork to cover the cost of your medication.

Your provider may order a metabolic panel if you do not have recent metabolic testing data available. If this is the case, the price of your lab test is not included in the program cost.

Certain GLP-1 therapies such as semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy), liraglutide (the active ingredient in Saxenda and Victoza), and tirzepatide (the active ingredient in Mounjaro and Zepbound) may increase the likelihood of developing thyroid gland tumors, including medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), a type of thyroid cancer. This conclusion is based on studies where laboratory animals given semaglutide, liraglutide and tirzepatide developed tumors. However, it is not yet confirmed whether semaglutide, liraglutide and tirzepatide pose the same risk to humans.

It’s important to inform your doctor if you or any family member has ever had MTC or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2), a condition leading to tumors in multiple glands. If this is the case, your doctor will likely advise against taking GLP-1 medications such as semaglutide, tirzepatide or liraglutide.

If you are prescribed a GLP-1 medication such as Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro or Saxenda and exhibit any of the following symptoms, you should contact your provider immediately:

  • A lump or swelling in the neck
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shortness of breath

Before taking GLP-1 medications, you should also discuss the following with your provider:

  • Allergies: Inform your doctor and pharmacist of any allergies you have to semaglutide (including under brand names Ozempic, Rybelsus, Wegovy) or similar medications such as tirzepatide (Mounjaro, Zepbound), dulaglutide (Trulicity), exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta), liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza, or in Xultophy), and lixisenatide (Adlyxin, or in Soliqua).
  • Personal and family medical history: Be sure to disclose if you have a history of conditions like pancreatitis, diabetic retinopathy, gallbladder disease, or kidney disease. Inform your doctor about recent episodes of diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, or any inability to consume liquids, which could lead to dehydration.
  • Current Medications and Supplements: Provide a comprehensive list of all medicines and supplements you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. This is crucial as GLP-1 medications can alter how your body absorbs oral medications.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant soon.
  • Surgical procedures: In the event of surgery, including dental procedures, inform the medical or dental professional that you are on GLP-1 medication.

It's essential to thoroughly discuss these risks with your healthcare provider and consider your personal and family medical history when deciding whether to use these medications. Your doctor can provide guidance on the best course of action based on your specific health situation.

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