A: Tirzepatide is a newer medication for weight loss, so there is limited direct comparison data with other weight loss medications or weight loss surgery. However, based on the available evidence, tirzepatide appears to be a promising option for people with overweight or obesity.
In clinical trials, tirzepatide has been shown to lead to significant weight loss, with an average weight loss of 9.5% to 16.0% from baseline, depending on the study population. This weight loss is comparable to that achieved with other medications for weight loss, such as liraglutide and semaglutide, which are also GLP-1 receptor agonists. However, tirzepatide has the added benefit of activating the GIP and glucagon receptors, which may contribute to its effectiveness.
Compared to weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, tirzepatide may not lead to as much weight loss, but it is less invasive and has fewer associated risks. Weight loss surgery can result in significant weight loss, with an average weight loss of 30% to 40% of excess body weight. Still, it carries risks like bleeding, infection, and anesthesia-related complications. If you do not currently qualify for weight loss surgery, Moujaro may he
Ultimately, the treatment choice for overweight or obesity depends on individual factors such as medical history, body mass index, and personal preferences. Healthcare providers can help determine the most appropriate treatment option for each individual based on their unique needs and goals.