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Tirzepatide vs semaglutide

Tirzepatide and Semaglutide are two medications used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, and more recently for weight loss. 

The two drugs belong to different classes of drugs and have some differences in their mechanisms of action, dosing, and efficacy.

Healthy Solutions Medspa offers both of these medications for those in our weight loss program.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist.

It works by mimicking the action of the endogenous hormone GLP-1, which increases insulin secretion, decreases glucagon secretion, slows gastric emptying, and promotes satiety, resulting in improved blood sugar control and weight loss.

In much simpler terms, Semaglutide makes you less hungry due to increasing insulin secretion and your blood sugar control is improved, causing you to lose weight.

Semaglutide is FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes under the brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus.

However, only Wegovy has approval for use in managing weight.

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide works by stimulating the release of insulin and inhibiting the release of glucagon, leading to improved glycemic control and decreased blood sugar levels.

Tirzepatide is sold under the brand name Mounjaro.

Similar to Semaglutide, this medication makes you less hungry and aids in weight loss.

What is the Difference Between Tirzepatide and Semaglutide?

While tirzepatide targets both the GLP 1 and the GIP receptor agonist, semaglutide only mimics the GLP-1 receptor agonist.

This gets released by your gut after you eat to signal to the brain that you are full.

Are They Both Efficient?

Both tirzepatide and semaglutide have been shown to reduce weight for patients who are overweight or obese in randomized controlled trials.

Are They Both Safe?

Both tirzepatide and semaglutide are generally well-tolerated, but they may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and injection site reactions.

How Do I Know Which is Right For Me?

The choice between Semaglutide and Tirzepatide  medications depends on individual patient factors, including treatment goals, preferences, and tolerability. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment option for each patient.

Contact us for your Weight Loss Consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa and get started on your weight loss journey!

Or call us at 267-388-0300 and speak to one of our team members for all information on our program. 

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