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|1 Pen (2.5mg -starting dose)
|1 Pen (5mg)
|1 Pen (7.5mg)
|1 Pen (10mg)
|1 Pen (12.5mg)
|1 Pen (15mg)
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More information about Mounjaro
Mounjaro is a newly approved weight loss medication that has been clinically proven to help patients lose weight. It is made by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, and comes as pre-filled pens that contain 4 doses of Mounjaro.
Mounjaro was initially approved to treat type 2 diabetes and continues to be used for this today.
Mounjaro helps with weight loss by reducing your appetite, so you eat fewer calories. It also slows down how fast food leaves the stomach so you feel fuller for longer. However, this effect reduces over time. This action is mediated by the GLP-1 hormone in the body.
Mounjaro contains the active ingredient, Tirzepatide which works on both GLP-1 and GIP receptors. GIP has been shown to reduce how much you eat and increase how much energy you use, resulting in weight loss.
Most weight loss injections are only GLP-1 receptor agonists. However, Mounjaro combines the effects of both these naturally occurring hormones and has been shown to cause more weight loss than medicines that work on GLP-1 alone.
Losing weight can also improve how your body responds to insulin, which helps lower your blood sugar levels.
Mounjaro is now approved for obese adults with a BMI of 30 or more. It is also approved for overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or more who also have weight-related health problems such as:
Initially, Mounjaro was only approved for treating type 2 diabetes in adults here in the UK but has since also been licensed for weight loss. At HealthExpress, we only offer this treatment for weight loss.
This medicine should be used alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
You cannot use it if:
You should also tell your doctor if you:
Mounjaro KwikPen comes as a pre-filled injection pen that you inject yourself with once weekly.
Choose a day that works for you and inject this medicine on the same day each week. If you need to change the day of the week you take your dose, ensure there are at least 3 days (72 hours) between doses.
Choose your injection site
Pull the pen cap off and inspect the pen and label to ensure you have the right medicine and dose.
Check the pen for any signs of damage, and if you find any, refrain from using it. Mounjaro should be colourless to slightly yellow.
Wipe the red inner seal with a swab.
Choose a new pen needle and pull off the paper tab.
Put the capped needle onto the pen and twist it on until it is secure.
Pull off the outer needle shield and keep it aside (this will be reused). Then pull off the inner needle shield and throw this away.
To prime the pen, turn the dose knob until you hear 2 clicks and the extended line is shown in the dose window.
Priming the pen removes air from the cartridge and makes sure it’s working correctly.
Hold your pen with the needle facing upwards and gently tap the cartridge holder.
Release some medicine into the air by pushing the dose knob in until it stops, then slowly count to 5 while still holding it. The ‘0’ icon must appear in the dose window.
To inject Mounjaro:
Turn the dose knob until a ‘1’ icon appears in the dose window.
Insert the needle into your skin and push the dose knob in until it stops, then slowly count to 5 while holding the dose knob.
Before removing the needle, make sure the ‘0’ icon appears in the dose window.
Pull the needle out of your skin.
Place the outer needle shield back onto the needle, then unscrew the capped needle and put this into a sharps container.
Put the pen cap back onto the pen and store it appropriately.
The recommended starting dose is 2.5mg, injected once weekly for 4 weeks. The dose will be gradually increased over a few months, depending on how well you can tolerate the medicine and if it works for you. The maximum dose of Mounjaro is 15mg.
Mounjaro is available in 6 different strengths, these include 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 12.5mg and 15mg pens.
If you miss a dose of Mounjaro, take the missed dose as soon as possible within 4 days after the missed dose. If it has been more than 4 days, skip the missed dose and take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day. Do not take 2 doses of Mounjaro within 3 days of each other.
If you have missed a dose, seek medical advice first before changing your dosing regime.
You must your Mounjaro pens correctly to make sure the medication remains effective.
Clinical trials have shown that Tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Mounjaro, is effective for weight loss.
looked at the effects of Mounjaro versus a placebo (an inactive drug) over 72 weeks.
The results from this study showed that the percentage of adults who had a weight reduction of 5% or more was:
They also found that 50% and 57% of adults taking the 10mg and 15mg doses of Tirzepatide respectively had a reduction in body weight of 20% or more. Whereas only 3% of those in the placebo group showed similar results.
Not everyone using this medicine will experience side effects. However, these are the most common side effects of Mounjaro:
Usually, side effects like nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea occur when the dose of Mounjaro is increased and go away over time.
Mounjaro may cause rare but serious side effects, including:
These are not all the possible side effects. Please refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) for a complete list.
Talk to your doctor about any side effects that concern you or don’t resolve. If you experience any rare side effects, contact your healthcare provider straight away.
Mounjaro slows down the process of emptying the stomach. This might impact the absorption of other oral medicines you take. Tell your doctor if you take any other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
Mounjaro may interact with or affect:
It might also reduce the effectiveness of oral hormonal contraceptives. If you take an oral hormonal contraceptive, discuss switching to a different contraceptive with your doctor. Also, consider adding a barrier method of contraception (such as condoms) for 4 weeks after you start taking Mounjaro and for 4 weeks each time you increase your dose.
Tirzepatide works on two different hormonal receptors, GLP-1 and GIP. Most weight loss injections only work on GLP-1 receptors.
|GLP-1 & GIP
|Weight loss & type 2 diabetes
|Type 2 diabetes
|Also known as
|Zepbound (in the U.S.)
|Victoza (to treat diabetes type 2)
|Ozempic (type 2 diabetes treatment)
*Not available as a treatment for weight loss.
You can purchase Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) for weight loss online at HealthExpress after our doctors confirm if it's right for you.
You will need to complete an online medical consultation which will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors. If approved, the medication will be sent to your door in specialised cold packaging, ensuring the optimal temperature control for the product.
|Eli Lilly and Company
|Once weekly weight loss injection
|Subject to medical prescription
|4 dose pre-filled pen
|2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 12.5mg, 15mg
|Adults with a BMI of 30 or above, or 27 and above with another condition
|Consult patient leaflet
|GIP and GLP-1 agonist
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
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