When is the best time of day to take Mounjaro?

last updated: Aug 24, 2023

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We spoke with Dr. Felix Gussone, MD about the best time of day to use Mounjaro (tirzepatide), a medication administered by daily injection typically prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes.

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When is the best time of day to take Mounjaro?

There’s no best time of the day to take Mounjaro. The best time of day to use the medication is whatever time is most convenient for you, because the medication should be administered consistently once a week. Just pick a day of the week and inject the medication on that day every week. Any time of the day is fine, and it also doesn’t matter if you ate or not. However, it might help to choose a certain time to inject each week so you don’t miss a dose (e.g., every Sunday at 6pm). 

If you missed your Mounjaro day, take the missed dose as soon as possible within 4 days. If more than 4 days have passed, skip the missed dose and take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.


If you have any medical questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider. The articles on Health Guide are underpinned by peer-reviewed research and information drawn from medical societies and governmental agencies. However, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (2022). Mounjaro (tirzepatide) injection, for subcutaneous use. Retrieved from https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2022/215866s000lbl.pdf

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August 24, 2023

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Felix Gussone, MD

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Yael Cooperman, MD

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Yael Cooperman is a physician and works as a Senior Manager, Medical Content & Education at Ro.

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