How Do You Get Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) Prescribed?

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Getting a prescription for Mounjaro™ (tirzepatide) is not a matter of simply filling out a questionnaire. The decision to start a medication should be undertaken after careful review of your medical history, a discussion of the potential side effects and careful weighing of the risks and benefits. Mounjaro is FDA-approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes as it has been shown to lower hemoglobin A1c. Another effect of Mounjaro is weight loss, which is why doctors may prescribe Mounjaro in combination with healthy nutrition and increased physical activity to patients without diabetes (considered off-label use) when it is medically appropriate. More recently, tirzepatide has been FDA-approved for weight loss treatment under the brand name Zepbound™. It is important to speak with your healthcare provider to determine which medication may be the best fit for you. 

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Lauren Lemieux, MD

Lauren Lemieux, MD

FACP, ABOM diplomate

Dr. Lauren Lemieux completed her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at UCLA. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Lemieux is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals using personalized nutrition, lifestyle and weight management strategies.