Mounjaro is an injectable prescription that is used to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It’s a man-made version of a naturally occurring hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous).
Mounjaro: Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes!
The safety and effectiveness of Mounjaro have not been evaluated in children under 18 years old or in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Mounjaro causes the pancreas to release insulin when your blood sugar level rises. This helps lower your blood sugar level by causing your body to use glucose for energy instead of storing it.
How Mounjaro Works To Help Control Blood Sugar Levels?
The primary goal of Mounjaro is to help control blood sugar levels. In addition to this, Mounjaro has been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by approximately 50%.
Mounjaro Works In Two Ways:
- First, it helps lower your blood sugar levels after eating a meal. This is because the active ingredient in Mounjaro, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), is released after you eat a meal. GLP-1 works by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates in food and reducing the amount of glucose that enters your bloodstream. This means that you will have lower blood sugar levels after eating a meal, which can help prevent complications with diabetes.
- Second, Mounjaro has been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by approximately 50% in people who are at high risk for developing it (those with pre-diabetes). This may be because GLP-1 helps lower your blood sugar level after eating a meal, as described above.
The Potential Side Effects Of Mounjaro
If you’re considering a Mounjaro injectable prescription, it’s important to know the possible side effects. The following list may not include all of the side effects of Mounjaro, and your healthcare provider can give you more information about any potential risks. You should notify your doctor if you develop any of the following symptoms:
😞 Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
😞 Skin rash
😞 Nausea and vomiting
Who Should Not Use Mounjaro?
If you or anybody in your family has ever been diagnosed with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), which is a kind of thyroid cancer, or if you have a disorder of the endocrine system known as multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, then you should get this test (MEN 2).
You have experienced a severe adverse reaction to tirzepatide or any of this medication’s other components. A comprehensive list of the components can be found at the bottom of this page.
How Should I Use Mounjaro?
Take the time to read the directions that come with your prescription medication.
Follow the instructions given to you by your healthcare practitioner regarding how to use Mounjaro.
To administer Mounjaro, an injection must be given subcutaneously (under the skin) in either the upper arm, the thigh, or the abdomen.
You are allowed to use the Mounjaro ability once every week, at any hour of the day.
You are free to switch the day of the week that you take Mounjaro so long as there is at least a 3-day gap between each dose (72 hours).
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember to do so within four days (96 hours) of when the dose was supposed to have been taken. If it has been more than four days since your last dose, you should omit the missed dose and take your next dose on the day that it is normally scheduled. It is not safe to take two doses of this medication within three days of each other.
You can take Mounjaro with or without food. Both ways are acceptable.
Insulin and Mounjaro should not be mixed together in the same injection at any time.
You can inject both Mounjaro and insulin into the same part of the body (for example, your stomach), but you should not do so in close proximity to one another.
Alter or rotate the spot at which you receive your injections every week. When giving many injections, avoid using the same site.
Call your doctor immediately if you take too much medication or if you experience an overdose.