What is Mounjaro?

The ‘King Kong” of weight loss pens
Mounjaro is the brand name of the medication Tirzepatide, and is licensed for the treatment of Weight Management and Type 2 diabetes. It is the latest and most effective weight loss pen.
It mimics the action of one of your body’s naturally occurring incretin hormones – GLP-1 and GIP, both released after food intake and regulate appetite, feeling of fullness, and blood glucose levels. 
Mounjaro can be prescribed to those with a BMI above 30 or to those with a BMI of 27-30 with at least one additional weight-related comorbidity, such as

  • High blood pressure
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
Extensive studies and published work shows that Mounjaro is the most effective medication for weight loss as compared to other GLP-1 weight loss medications such as Wegovy or Ozempic.

How Is Mounjaro Taken?

Just like Ozempic and Wegovy, Mounjaro is a once-weekly injection and each pack contains one pre-filled pen.
Each Mounjaro pen has 4 doses and thus lasts 4 weeks.

The pen would either contain 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 12.5mg, or 15mg.

Mounjaro should be taken on the same day each week at any time of the day, with or without meals.

To mitigate the risks of side effects, The Symn Clinic will begin your treatment on the lowest effective dose and continue on that policy for as long as the dose is effective.

This depends on how much weight you either want to lose, or what your ideal BMI is to be a healthy weight.

What are the side effects?

Like every medication, Mounjaro can have side effects, yet they remain rare, nausea, the most common side effect present in only 13-20% of patients.

Side effects are dose dependent, so will be more common on the day of administration and will wean away each hour if no medication is taken. By starting all our patients on the lowest dose and through our bespoke loading regimen, we will negate the risks of any side effects.

These side effects and their intensity differ from person to person. The most common of which include:

  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Being sick (vomiting)
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach (abdominal) pain

A full list of side effects and more information can be found on the patient information leaflet included with the pen. Please have read all the information and are completely aware of the potential side effects.