Medication Series: How Does Mounjaro Work?

While weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and tolerance for side effects of these medications is still being researched. 
If you’re a type 2 diabetic looking to lower your A1C and potentially lose weight, Mounjaro could be for you.

Reduce Blood Sugar Levels and Increase Weight Loss

Mounjaro, which is a brand name for tirzepatide, is the very first dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonist. Taken once a week, the medication works by increasing the body’s insulin production and reducing the amount of sugar produced by the liver. This effectively reduces blood sugar levels. Additionally, Mounjaro slows down food as it’s processed through the body, which makes you feel full longer and decreases your appetite. This typically leads to reduced caloric intake, which can result in weight loss.

Weight Loss With Mounjaro

Mounjaro is not technically a weight-loss drug, however in clinical studies patients have experienced a significant amount of weight loss. On average, people taking Mounjaro have lost between 12 and 25 pounds. The specific amount of weight lost with Mounjaro will depend on the dosage being taken and the person’s starting body weight. Some patients have lost up to 21% of their body weight.

"Mounjaro has been a game changer for patients with type 2 diabetes. We are seeing excellent results in terms of A1C reduction and as an effective medication for weight loss” says Dr. Marissa Novack, weight loss specialist at New York Bariatric Group.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader 

New York Bariatric Group’s doctor-supervised medical weight loss program is committed to patient safety and well-being. Patients benefit from regular monitoring and follow-up appointments. This ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and any changes in their health status. It ensures that the weight loss journey is personalized and optimized for each individual, leading to more effective outcomes.

New York Bariatric Group is a leader in long-term weight-loss solutions. Their bariatric practice is the best around and they have the numbers to prove it:

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 36,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

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We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.

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Medication Series: How Does Mounjaro Work?


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