Tirzepatide is the newest FDA-approved prescription medication that promotes weight loss by suppressing appetite, causing a reduction in food intake. This medication mimics the GLP-1 and GIP hormones, regulating your appetite and blood sugar levels. 

Tirzepatide causes your insulin production to become more efficient and makes you feel satisfied with a lower food intake. Over time, and with the proper combination of a balanced diet and exercise, Tirzepatide can offer significant weight loss results in shorter time frames. 

In the SURMOUNT-1 study, Tirzepatide reduced body weight by up to 21% after 72 weeks of treatment, with associated improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors. 

Just like Semaglutide, this medication is also proven to help reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease in people who are overweight or dealing with obesity.

At PhySlim, we combine this innovative treatment with a comprehensive health perspective that encourages implementing healthy habits into your routine. 

How Tirzepatide is Administered

Like Semaglutide, Tirzepatide is injected weekly below the abdominal area for a period of 3 to 6 months. 

Before starting to administer this medication, we will perform a thorough evaluation where we will examine your vitals, weight, measurements, and blood samples. 

Once we’ve determined that Tirzepatide is the right fit for your weight loss program, we will administer a Vitamin B-12 injection, which will help boost your energy levels and metabolism to give you a head start on your weight loss program.

After your Vitamin B-12 injection, we will start by administering a shot of Tirzepatide every seven days.

Tirzepatide Injections Eligibility

Unlike Semaglutide, Tirzepatide can’t be used in children under 18 or in people with type 1 diabetes. 

We will also help you find an alternative to this medication in case you or your family have experienced:

  • Any type of thyroid cancer
  • Endocrine conditions
  • Serious allergic reactions to Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide Side Effects

Common side effects of Tirzepatide, just like Semaglutide, are usually related to your gastrointestinal system. These include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild nausea 

One effective method to tackle these side effects is to stop eating once you notice you start feeling full. Also, try to follow the meal plan we will provide you with, as foods that are rich in fat tend to increase negative gastrointestinal side effects.

When to Call Us

If you notice any of the following symptoms during your Tirzepatide treatment, call your nearest PhySlim clinic right away for medical advice:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash, itching, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat
  • Signs of dehydration: dry mouth, lightheadedness, headache, dark yellow or brown urine
  • Signs of heart problems: irregular, rapid, or pounding heartbeat
  • Signs of gallbladder problems: severe stomach pain that spreads to your back, and fever

Our Health-First Approach to Weight Loss Medication

At PhySlim, we focus on offering a health-first approach to your weight loss journey. We target your lifestyle habits, meal plans, and emotional health and offer added support with access to prescription medications, such as Tirzepatide.

We always prioritize your health instead of fixating solely on weight loss. By integrating a balanced food intake, physical exercise, and mental wellness into your routine, we will help you achieve sustainable results without risking dangerous rebounds. 

Medically Assisted Weight Loss in Georgia and Florida

At PhySlim, we understand that no weight loss journey is the same. Our medically assisted programs ensure personalized action plans with ongoing support every step of the way.

To schedule your consultation, book an appointment online or contact any of our locations in Newnan North, Newnan South, and Tallahassee.

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