Tirzepatide UK
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  • Tirzepatide UK

Tirzepatide

Medication features

  • Active ingredient of Mounjaro
  • Trials show ~15-20% body weight loss
  • Weekly injection

Overview

Order a Tirzepatide Pen for Weight Loss

When available, you will be able to request to buy Tirzepatide weight loss injections in the UK, online, from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. This is a prescription weight loss treatment which will be available as the brand drug Mounjaro.

It is not yet known when Tirzepatide will be available in the UK. Wegovy is from the same family of drug, and is licensed for weight loss use in the UK.

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is a weight loss drug from a class of drugs called GLP-1 agonists.  This class of drug has become critical in helping people manage their weight. It is used for people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. 

Tirzepatide can also be used for people with a BMI over 27 and are also been diagnosed with another weight-related medical issue. Such as;

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • High cholesterol

How does it work?

Tirzepatide is from a class of drugs called GLP-1 agonists. GLP-1 helps regulate hunger and is released by the intestines after a meal. 

Tirzepatide is similar to GLP-1, and so regulates appetite causing you to feel fuller and less hungry. This can lead to a feeling of fullness more quickly. As a result, you eat less, and can lose weight more easily. Focussing on eating a reduced-calorie diet will further enhance the benefits of this drug.

Is it for me?

Tirzepatide should only be used to help with weight loss if you have already tried and failed to lose weight through exercise and diet alone. It is not currently available to buy in the UK, however there are other GLP-1 drugs which are availble. These incude Saxenda, Wegovy and Ozempic.

How effective is it?

When using Tirzepatide for weight loss, trials have shown you can expect to lose a around 15-20% of your initial body weight. 

Dose

Tirzepatide comes as an injectable pen.  The usual injection sites will be the upper arm, upper thigh or abdomen. It is injected once weekly.

The recommended starting dosage is 2.5 mg for four weeks. Doses are then increased in 2.5 mg increments every four weeks, as tolerated, up to a maximum of 15 mg once weekly.

If you find the side effects problematic as the dosage increases (for two weeks or more), you should discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist. 

Alternatives

The preferred and safest method of losing weight is via a healthy diet and increased physical exercise.

The NHS offers a 12-week weight loss plan for patients.

Further information from the NHS is available for exercise and diets.

Other GLP-1 drugs available in the UK as an alternative to Tirzepatide include

There are also more weight loss pills available from our weight loss service, such as Orlistat. These work by preventing fat absorbotion from the gut. 

Summary

Price

Not yet known

How it works

Suppresses appetite

Effectiveness

15-20% loss in the average patient

Side effects

Common side effects can include fatigue, dizziness, insomnia

Side effects

The most common side effects with Tirzepatide affect the digestive system. These can include things like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation. Most patients should see these effects subside after a few days.

Other common side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Injection site reactions such as bruising, pain or a rash

Warnings

Interactions with other medicines

Some medicines can interact with Tirzepatide such as:

  • Other GLP-1 receptor agonists such as Victoza
  • Blood thinning medication, such as warfarin
  • Sulfonylureas, insulin and other Anti-diabetic medications

Other conditions and Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide can be dangerous in certain conditions so it is especially important to mention if you have:

  • Aged 75 years or older
  • Pancreatitis
  • Heart failure
  • Severe renal (kidney)  or hepatic (liver) disease

Author

Hywel McGlinchy, Clinical Pharmacist

Name

Hywel McGlinchy

RoleClinical Pharmacist
Qual.Masters of Pharmacy
AboutHywel started with Simple Online Pharmacy in 2020. He's responsible for helping author and review accurate site content. He also works with our GPs to make sure all aspects of patient safety are covered.

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Treatment Comparison

SaxendaXenicalOrlistatMysimba
IngredientLiraglutideOrlistat 120mgOrlistat 120mgNaltrexone/Bupropion
MechanismRegulates appetiteReduces fat absorptionReduces fat absorptionRegulates appetite
DoseInjected once dailyOne three times daily with mealsOne three times daily with mealsGradually increased to 4 tablets daily

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Saxenda

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Saxenda Pen Only (No Needles) x 1 £54.00
£75.00 £75.00
Saxenda Pen Only (No Needles) x 2 £106.00
N/A £140.00
Saxenda Pen Only (No Needles) x3 £207.00
N/A £200.00
Saxenda Pen Only (No Needles) x 4 £212.00
N/A £250.00
Saxenda Pen Only (No Needles) x 5 £254.00
£319.99 £300.00
Pen + Sharps Bin (no needles) x 1 - + 1 x Sharps Bin (no needles) £57.00
Pen + Sharps Bin (no needles) x 2 - + 1 x Sharps Bin (no needles) £109.00
Pen + Sharps Bin (no needles) x 3 - + 1 x Sharps Bin (no needles) £162.00
Pen + Sharps Bin (no needles) x 4 - + 1 x Sharps Bin (no needles) £215.00
Pen + Sharps Bin (no needles) x 5 - + 1 x Sharps Bin (no needles) £257.00
Pen + Sharps Bin + Replacement Needle Heads x 1 - + 1 x Sharps Bin + 100 Needles £60.00
Pen + Sharps Bin + Replacement Needle Heads x 2 - + 1 x Sharps Bin + 100 Needles £112.00
Pen + Sharps Bin + Replacement Needle Heads x 3 - + 1 x Sharps Bin + 100 Needles £164.00
Pen + Sharps Bin + Replacement Needle Heads x 4 - + 1 x Sharps Bin + 100 Needles £217.00
Pen + Sharps Bin + Replacement Needle Heads x 5 - + 1 x Sharps Bin + 100 Needles £259.00
Pen + Replacement Needle Heads x 1 - + 1 x Needles £58.00
Pen + Replacement Needle Heads x 2 - + 100 Needles £110.00
Pen + Replacement Needle Heads x 3 - + 100 Needles £163.00
Pen + Replacement Needle Heads x 4 - + 100 Needles £216.00
Pen + Replacement Needle Heads x 5 - + 100 Needles £258.00
Saxenda Pen Only (No Needles) x 10 £503.00
Pen + Sharps Bin (no needles) x 10 - + 1 x Sharps Bin (no needles) £506.00
Pen + Sharps Bin + Replacement Needle Heads x 10 - + 1 x Sharps Bin + 100 Needles £508.00
Pen + Replacement Needle Heads x 10 - +100 Needles £519.00
Mounjaro 2.5mg WEEKLY x1 Month £179.00
Mounjaro 5mg WEEKLY x1 Month £179.00
Mounjaro 7.5mg WEEKLY x1 Month £229.00
Mounjaro 10mg WEEKLY x1 Month £229.00
Mounjaro 12.5mg WEEKLY x1 Month £249.00

Mysimba

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8mg/90mg xMysimba x 112 Tablets £117.99

Wegovy

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Wegovy Pen x0.25mg - 1 Month £169.00
Wegovy Pen x0.25mg + 0.5mg - 2 Months £320.00
Wegovy Pen x1mg - 1 Month £169.00
Wegovy Pen x1.7mg - 1 Month £224.00
Wegovy Pen x2.4mg - 1 Month £269.00
Wegovy Pen x0.5mg - 1 Month £169.00
Wegovy Pen x1mg + 1.7mg - 2 Months £385.00
Wegovy Pen x1mg x 2 - 2 Months £330.00
Wegovy Pen x1mg x 3 - 3 months £480.00
Wegovy Pen x0.5mg + 1mg - 2 Months £320.00
Wegovy Pen x0.25mg + 0.5mg + 1mg - 3 Months £475.00
Wegovy Pen x2.4mg - 2 Months £520.00

Ozempic

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0.25mg Ozempic Equivalent x1 Month Wegovy £199.00
0.5mg Ozempic Equivalent x1 Month Wegovy £199.00
1mg Ozempic Equivalent x1 Month Wegovy £199.00
1.7mg Ozempic Equivalent x1 Month Wegovy £249.00
2.4mg Ozempic Equivalent x1 Month Wegovy £299.00

Mounjaro

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Starter x1 Month (2.5mg) £179.00
5mg x1 Month £179.00
Starter x2 Months (2.5mg + 5mg) £349.00
7.5mg x1 Month £229.00
10mg x1 Month £229.00
12.5mg x1 Month £249.00
15mg x1 Month £249.00
10mg x2 Months £435.00
10mg x3 Months £645.00
15mg x3 Months £480.00

Tirzepatide

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2.5mg x1 Month Mounjaro £179.00

Zepbound

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Starter x1 Month Mounjaro £179.00
Starter x2 Month Mounjaro (2.5+5mg) £349.00
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