Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

Yes, there is a way to lose weight quickly and safely! Tirzepatide has helped millions to lose weight and engage in healthier lifestyles. By taking the first step and making the choice to return to a more invigorating lifestyle you are on your way! We genuinely wish to help in creating a healthier world and are excited to have an active role in doing so!

We have been greatly rewarded with not only weight loss but energy and an increased feeling of wellness. We have learned that unwanted fat creeps into the body and slowly but surely deactivates our metabolism and de-charges our batteries. Our body becomes saturated with fat cells draining it of the energy to be active and loading it with unhealthy toxins, which can have both severe physical and emotional repercussions.

We hope to give you the opportunity to return to a healthier weight that you may have thought unattainable.

What is this medication?

Tirzepatide is a medication FDA approved for type 2 Diabetes

Tirzepatide weight loss how does it work?

It suppresses appetite and makes you feel more full. It changes the rate at which your stomach empties.

Are Mounjaro, Ozempic and Wegovy the same drugs?

No. Ozempic and Wegovy are brand names for a drug called semaglutide. Mounjaro is the brand name for a different drug called tirzepatide. The drugs work in similar ways to reduce appetite, but there are some differences.

The drugs also are made by different companies. Eli Lilly makes Mounjaro, while Novo Nordisk makes Wegovy and Ozempic.

How does Mounjaro work?

It’s a completely new drug class. Instead of being a single-receptor agonist, which semaglutide (the drug in Ozempic and Wegovy) is, Mounjaro activates two receptors at the same time. That’s why it’s called a ‘dual-agonist.

This double agonist approach seems to cause people who use Mounjaro injections to lose even more weight than those who use a single-agonist medication.

These receptors stimulate hormones that control blood sugar levels and reduce appetite, triggering weight loss.

The receptors are known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP).

Wegovy and Ozempic activate the GLP-1 receptor, while Mounjaro activates two receptors: both GLP-1 and GIP

How do patients take Mounjaro?

Like Ozempic and Wegovy, Mounjaro is an injectable medication that patients need to use once a week.

Are stomach problems, nausea and vomiting common for everyone who uses Mounjaro, Ozempic and Wegovy?

Some patients report gastrointestinal problems with Mounjaro, Ozempic and Wegovy, but many do not have any problems. It’s just a percentage of people who have side effects. The majority of people tolerate these medications well.

We have had the best luck when they start with the lowest dose and let their bodies get used to it. We start patients on a low dose for four weeks, then step up on the dose.

How can people reduce gastrointestinal symptoms with Mounjaro, Ozempic and Wegovy?

We have found that patients do well if they pay close attention to when they start feeling full and stop eating at that point. People will end up dramatically reducing how much they eat. For those who love to eat and cook, taking the drugs can be a challenge.

In addition, foods that are rich in fat tend to increase negative gastrointestinal side effects.

How should I use this medication?

Inject 2.5mg once weekly for 4 weeks, inject 5mg once weekly for 4 weeks, inject 7.5mg once weekly for 4 weeks, inject 10mg weekly for 4 weeks, the maximum dose is 15 mg once weekly.

For higher weight loss benefits we recommend Tirzepatide with B12

This medication is injected under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give it. Take it as directed on the prescription label. It is given once every week.

(every 7 days). Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.


Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:

Everyone can have a different experience, but here are the most common side effects experienced by patients taking Mounjaro:

  • Nausea.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Decreased appetite.
  • Vomiting.
  • Constipation.
  • Indigestion.
  • Stomach Pain.

Where should I keep my medication?

Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Refrigeration (preferred): Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Keep this medication in the original container until you are ready to take it. Get rid of any unused medication after the expiration date.

Room temperature: If needed, prior to cap removal, the pen can be stored at room temperature for up to 28 days. Protect from light. If it is stored at room temperature, get rid of any unused medication after 28 days or after it expires, whichever is first.

What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Endocrine tumors (MEN 2) or if someone in your family had these tumors
  • Eye disease, vision problems
  • Gallbladder disease
  • History of depression or mental health disease
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Stomach or intestine problems
  • Suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt; a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member
  • Thyroid cancer or if someone in your family had thyroid cancer An unusual or allergic reaction to semaglutide, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breast-feeding

What may interact with this medication?

  • Insulin and other medications for diabetes

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take double or extra doses. If you miss your dose for 2 weeks or more, take the next dose at your regular time or call your care team to talk about how to restart this medication.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. It may be some time before you see the benefit from this medication.

Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Check with your care team if you have severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid may make it dangerous for you to take this medication.

This medication may affect blood sugar levels. Ask your care team if changes in diet or medications are needed if you have diabetes.

If you or your family notice any changes in your behavior, such as new or worsening depression, thoughts of harming yourself, anxiety, other unusual or disturbing thoughts, or memory loss, call your care team right away.

Women should inform their care team if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Losing weight while pregnant is not advised and may cause harm to the unborn child. Talk to your care team for more information.

Trizepatide weight loss benefits

  • Long-term safe weight loss when used with diet and exercise
  • The average weight loss was 15% of body mass
  • Helps regulate blood sugar It aids in the function of digestion which helps you feel fuller longer
  • It acts on appetite centers in the brain to decrease hunger. In turn it helps to reduce leptin resistance (a hormone that can affect your metabolism & weight)
  • Helps to speed up your metabolism and increase fat burning reducing insulin resistance and glycogen Helps avoid the urges for a quick sugar fix by promoting normal glucose levels.

Preparing For Your Weight Loss Journey

Mental Preparation:

Recognize the need to lose weight.
It is difficult to succeed in anything without a full understanding as to why you are doing it. Write down all the reasons as to why you are going to succeed with this diet. Remember, these goals are what will keep you committed and focused throughout the entire protocol.

Physical Preparation:

(1) Prepare the first week's meals ahead of time.
Cook the meat thoroughly and keep refrigerated. Some menu items will be fine if kept frozen. Not being prepared will make the diet more difficult to stay committed to. The easiest way to set yourself up for failure is to not be prepared. Pre-cook 3 to 4 of your meals ahead of time. Grill your meats outside. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, try an indoor grill like the George Foreman grill. Meat may also be sautéed in water or baked. The purpose in precooking (primarily your meats) is to be prepared. If you are in a rush it makes it easier to get stuck in a bind with nothing on hand but a convenience store, restaurant, or vending machine. Those foods are tempting enough, especially when first beginning a change in lifestyle. SO, be prepared. Most likely you won’t gain cheating here and there but it will slow down the diet process for 1 to 3 days and for some people they lose enthusiasm and quit. Be prepared! Stay focused. It’s a very small sacrifice. Fast food, vending machines and convenience stores won’t prepare the foods as well as you will.

(2) Know your goal and starting point.
Use charts to keep track of weight loss and inches lost. Monitor daily. Weigh yourself each morning after waking up and eliminating. Wear similar outfits to weigh yourself as each outfit may vary in weight. Keep your charts by the scale and near a mirror. We have found that for most people the first ten pounds lost are not noticeable. The following pounds will show significantly as well as the measurements will show significant reduction in inches.

Choose a day to start. (STAY COMMITTED!)

Thank you for choosing Peridot Health and Wellness for your health and wellness goals.

Get in Touch

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.

Office Hours

Monday: Appointment Only
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: Appointment Only
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: Appointment Only
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Accessibility Toolbar