Important safety information
What you should know before taking Mounjaro.
A weekly shot to lose weight
Lose 20% of your body weight on average in 1 year*
Mounjaro is approved for type 2 diabetes
Same active ingredient as Zepbound, which is FDA-approved for weight loss and available through Ro
Mounjaro treats type 2 diabetes but may be prescribed for weight loss, if appropriate. Mounjaro may have serious side effects, including possible thyroid tumors. Do not use if you or your family have a history of a type of thyroid cancer called MTC or MEN 2. Read more about serious warnings and safety info.
Tirzepatide is a once-weekly injectable medication, FDA-approved under the brand name Mounjaro to treat type 2 diabetes and FDA-approved under the brand name Zepbound for weight loss. Tirzepatide is a dual-action GLP-1/GIP agonist that works by mimicking your body’s natural hormones, helping you feel fuller faster and for longer.
While Mounjaro is not available, Zepbound is offered through the Body Program. Learn more about Zepbound to get started.
Which GLP-1 is right for you?
There are a number of GLP-1 medications on the market, but they all work by slowing down gastric emptying, making you feel full faster and longer.
Selecting a GLP-1 that’s right for you depends on a few factors, including your lab results, health history, and insurance coverage (if you’re using insurance).
If you qualify for the Body Program, your provider will help determine which GLP-1 is the best fit for you.
Is using medication to lose weight cheating?
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How much does Mounjaro (tirzepatide) cost?
Tirzepatide is a once-weekly injectable medication, FDA-approved under the brand name Mounjaro to treat type 2 diabetes as well as under the brand name Zepbound for weight loss. Both medications are administered via a once-weekly injection using a pre-filled single-dose pen.
Tirzepatide works similarly to other GLP-1 medications, such as Wegovy (an FDA-approved drug for weight loss) and Ozempic (an FDA-approved drug for type 2 diabetes). However, tirzepatide differs from the other medications in that it is a dual-action GLP-1 (short for glucagon-like peptide 1) and GIP (short for glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) medication. This means that it works by mimicking the action of both the GLP-1 and GIP hormones, which help regulate your metabolism. In doing so, tirzepatide makes you feel fuller faster and for longer. It also communicates with the part of your brain in charge of hunger and satiety, helping you regulate how much you eat. When combined with an appropriate diet and exercise, this makes tirzepatide an effective treatment for weight loss.
Yes, Zepbound, the brand name tirzepatide medication that is FDA-approved for weight loss, is now available as a treatment option in the Body Program. Mounjaro, the brand name tirzepatide medication that is FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes is not available through Ro.
Tirzepatide comes in doses of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg, and 15 mg. Similar to other GLP-1 medications, tirzepatide dosing gradually increases. If prescribed, you’ll start on the lowest dose (2.5 mg) for the first four weeks, and then work with your provider to slowly increase your dose every four weeks until you reach a steady dose that works best for you.
Tirzepatide is a once-weekly injection that comes in a pre-filled, single-dose pen. If prescribed, you’ll receive detailed instructions from your provider on how to inject it in your stomach, arm, or thigh.