Mounjaro Injection

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Mounjaro Injection
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At Emirates Hospitals Group Dubai our Endocrinologists, Family Medicine Doctors and Internal Medicine Specialists are experts in assessing and consulting on the appropriate use of Mounjaro Injection. Mounjaro is considered a game-changer in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults, however it has gained popularity for it’s affects on weight-loss. 

What is Mounjaro Injection?

Mounjaro is an FDA approved medication to reduce blood sugar levels in adults above the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes. It is a once-weekly injection that should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise.

Mounjaro & Weight Loss

Mounjaro can lead to significant weight loss in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes, however Mounjaro is not a weight loss drug and not approved for weight-loss.

How does Mounjaro work?

Clinical trials have shown that Mounjaro causes significant weight loss due to its dual-agonist approach, activating both GLP-1 and GIP receptors. However, despite its effectiveness, there is still much to be learned about Mounjaro and its potential long-term effects.

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Mounjaro works by increasing insulin production, lowering sugar production by the liver, and slowing down food passage in the gut.

Mounjaro Side Effects & Restrictions

  • The medication is NOT for use in people with type 1 diabetes
  • Should NOT be used for patients who have had pancreatitis
  • Should NOT be used by individuals with a personal or family history of thyroid cancer
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Common side effects of Mounjaro include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation

Mounjaro can also cause more serious side effects including pancreatitis, kidney failure and thyroid disorders. It is important to consult with your doctor, any treatment plans they may involve Mounjaro.

Before using Mounjaro , tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems with digesting food.
  • Have a history of diabetic retinopathy.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Mounjaro will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while using Mounjaro .
  • Birth control pills by mouth may not work as well while using Mounjaro . If you take birth control pills by mouth, your healthcare provider may recommend another type of birth control for 4 weeks after you start Mounjaro and for 4 weeks after each increase in your dose of Mounjaro . Talk to your healthcare provider about birth control methods that may be right for you while using Mounjaro.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Mounjaro passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby while using Mounjaro. 
Last update date: 16-06-2024

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