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by | Mar 15, 2024

In recent years, the pursuit of weight loss has become an increasingly prevalent goal among individuals striving for improved health and well-being. With rising rates of obesity and related health concerns worldwide, the demand for effective weight management solutions has surged. In response to this growing need, medications like Tirzepatide (aka “Mounjaro”)  and Semaglutide (aka “Ozempic”) have gained significant attention and popularity. 

These medications, originally developed to help manage blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in facilitating weight loss as well. Their dual mechanisms of action, targeting appetite regulation and metabolic function, have made them promising options for those seeking not only glycemic control but also meaningful and sustainable weight reduction. As the understanding of the interplay between diabetes, obesity, and metabolic health evolves, Tirzepatide and Semaglutide stand out as innovative pharmaceutical interventions offering hope and promise in the quest for healthier lifestyles.

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is a newer medication that combines two different classes of drugs:

  • GLP-1 receptor agonists, and
  • GIP receptor agonists.

It works by helping the body produce more insulin and decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver. This dual action helps to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. 

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a type of medication called a GLP-1 receptor agonist. Like Tirzepatide, it works by increasing insulin production and reducing sugar production by the liver. Semaglutide is administered once weekly via injection and has been shown to effectively lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Differences between Tirzepatide and Semaglutide

  • Mechanism of Action: Tirzepatide combines both GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonists, whereas Semaglutide is solely a GLP-1 receptor agonist.
  • Dosage Frequency: Tirzepatide is typically administered once weekly, while Semaglutide is usually taken once daily or once weekly, depending on the formulation.
  • Formulation: Tirzepatide may come in different formulations, including injectable and oral, whereas Semaglutide is primarily available as an injectable.

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Benefits of Tirzepatide

  • Dual Action: Tirzepatide’s unique combination of GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonists may provide more comprehensive blood sugar control.
  • Convenience: Depending on the formulation, Tirzepatide may offer the convenience of oral administration in addition to injectable options.
  • Potential for Weight Loss: Some studies suggest that Tirzepatide may lead to weight loss in addition to improving blood sugar levels.

Benefits of Semaglutide

  • Proven Efficacy: Semaglutide has been extensively studied and has demonstrated effectiveness in lowering blood sugar levels.
  • Long-Lasting: With once-weekly dosing options, Semaglutide offers convenience for individuals who prefer less frequent injections.
  • Cardiovascular Benefits: Semaglutide has shown cardiovascular benefits in clinical trials, reducing the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease.

Which One is Best for Me? 

Ultimately, the choice between Tirzepatide and Semaglutide will depend on factors such as individual preferences, treatment goals, and any underlying health conditions. It’s important to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable option for you. 

Example:  Weight Loss Goal

Semaglutide: 10-20 pounds

Tirzepatide: 20+ pounds

Results May Vary

Keep in mind, that individual responses to these medications may vary, and weight loss outcomes may depend on various factors such as diet, exercise, and baseline metabolic health. Therefore, while Tirzepatide and Semaglutide offer promising options for weight management in addition to diabetes control, consultation with a healthcare provider is essential to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on individual needs and goals.

For More Information

For more information about these medications and to see if you are a candidate, feel free to reach out to our team of healthcare professionals at Spa26 or Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 504-1343.   We’re here to support you on your journey to better health.  

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Weight Management Program FAQ

What should you avoid while taking tirzepatide?

While taking tirzepatide, you should limit your sugar intake, and avoid fried and greasy food, alcohol, fatty foods, and carbonated beverages. Additionally, tirzepatide can interact with insulin and sulfonylureas, so we advise avoiding supplements with them.

How quickly do you lose weight on tirzepatide?

According to a few research studies, tirzepatide can support weight loss of around 2% of body weight after one month. After eight weeks, the average weight reduction is more than 4%.

What to expect when starting tirzepatide?

When you start taking tirzepatide, you can experience low blood sugar due to interaction with some medications. You might feel that your appetite is reduced. Nause and vomiting can also appear after the first week of taking tirzepatide.

What are the disadvantages of tirzepatide?

If you listen to the doctor’s instructions post-treatment, you are most likely to avoid the side effects of the medication. However, you might experience skin itching, stomach fullness, fast heartbeat, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.

What can you not do on semaglutide?

It’s not advisable to eat fried and fatty food while taking semaglutide. They are harder to digest, causing nausea and sometimes bloating. Additionally, you should limit caffeine consumption to no more than one cup of coffee per day.

How do you maximize the results of semaglutide?

In order to maximize the results of semaglutide, you should drink a lot of water, eat smaller portions more often, and avoid sugary and fatty foods. When it comes to movement, you need to move as much as you can.

How much weight can I lose in a month on semaglutide?

If you take semaglutide properly and follow your doctor’s instructions, you can lose 2% of your body weight after one month. Research studies say that after 68 weeks, individuals lost around 16% of their body weight.

What is the dark side of semaglutide?

Long-term side effects from semaglutide include kidney issues, pancreatitis, and an increased risk of having thyroid tumors. However, if you go through your medical history with an experienced practitioner, and make sure that you are following their guidelines, you will most likely avoid these side effects.

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