Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. It is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and weight loss.

 

Dosage

  • Dosage: Varies

 

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Overview

Tirzepatide is a medication belonging to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, primarily prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes and aiding in weight loss. It functions uniquely by activating both glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors, which are crucial in regulating blood glucose.

What Is Tirzepatide Prescribed For?

Tirzepatide is primarily prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes. It enhances the body’s insulin production while simultaneously decreasing glucagon release, but only in the presence of glucose. This dual-action mechanism not only helps stabilize blood sugar levels but also prevents the dangerous peaks and valleys that can occur in diabetic patients.

Beyond its glucose-regulating capabilities, Tirzepatide has shown significant potential in aiding weight loss. Clinical trials have documented notable weight reduction in participants using this medication, which is particularly beneficial for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Weight management is vital in diabetes care, as excess weight can exacerbate insulin resistance, making the condition harder to manage and increasing the risk of further health issues.

What Is Compounded Tirzepatide?

Compounded Tirzepatide refers to a drug formulation customized by a compounding pharmacy to meet specific patient needs, particularly when standard manufactured doses are unavailable or in short supply. This practice is especially useful during drug shortages, which can make it difficult for patients to access name-brand medications.

During shortages, compounded tirzepatide ensures that patients continue their treatment without interruption. Pharmacists can prepare specific doses tailored to individual requirements, which helps maintain consistent treatment outcomes and mitigates the risk of dosage disruption.

What Is Office Use Tirzepatide?

Office use tirzepatide refers to the practice of preparing and using tirzepatide within a healthcare setting, under the direct supervision of a medical professional, rather than dispensing it to patients for home use. This approach is typically employed in clinical settings such as hospitals or diabetes clinics where immediate administration is required or where closer monitoring of the patient’s response to the medication is necessary. Healthcare providers can ensure proper dosing and administration techniques, observe the patient’s initial reactions to the drug, and adjust treatment protocols in real-time based on immediate feedback and clinical outcomes, making it ideal for patients with complex medical conditions or those who are beginning a new treatment regimen.

As both a 503A and 503B pharmacy, Olympia Pharmaceuticals is equipped to compound medications like tirzepatide for either office use or home use, ensuring continuous access to essential treatments even during drug shortages.

Dosage, Concentration and Route of Administration

Dosage: Seek advice from a licensed physician, medical director or other healthcare provider

Concentration (per mL): 25mg/mL

Volume: 3mL

Route of Administration: For SQ injection only

Storage

Store compounded tirzepatide at controlled refrigeration.

 

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