Chill Cryotherapy Now Offers Tirzepatide!
Tirzepatide is the generic name for the prescription medication Mounjaro. Tirzepatide has been shown to cause more weight loss than any other medication in its class, including Semaglutide.
How does Tirzepatide lower your blood sugar and help you lose weight?
Tirzepatide lowers your sugars in multiple ways.
- It slows down the speed at which your stomach empties food into your intestine. This helps manage your blood sugars after eating while leaving you feeling full longer.
- It increases insulin production.
- Tirzepatide tells the liver to slow down glucose production and glucose release, decreasing blood sugar levels.
- It improves satiety, so you feel full faster. Most people eat less, leading to weight loss. Many patients can keep the weight off because they change their eating habits & relationship with food!
Why is Tirzepatide special?
Tirzepatide and Semaglutide are both GLP-1 inhibitors which means that they mimic a hormone that reduces appetite. Tirzepatide imitates a second hormone called GIP, which along with reducing appetite, may also improve how the body breaks down sugar and fat—leading to even greater weight loss!
How Often Do I Take Tirzepatide?
You will be prescribed one injection of Tirzepatide per week. You can receive this in our clinic, or we can ship the medication directly to you for self-injection.
How much weight loss can I get with Tirzepatide?
Patients in clinical trials lost, on average, 15-22% of their weight with all the doses of Tirzepatide 5mg – 15mg.
Is Tirzepatide approved for weight loss?
Currently, Mounjaro and Tirzepatide are not approved for weight loss. Semaglutide is approved by the FDA for weight loss. The FDA is still reviewing the clinical trials, and it should be approved later this year. This is the reason that many insurance companies will not cover Tirzepatide/Mounjaro for weight loss or Diabetes control.
What are the potential side effects of Tirzepatide?
- Nausea (12 – 18% experience)
- Vomiting (2 – 6% experience)
- Diarrhea (12 – 14% experience)
- other GI-related issues
Most of these are transient and go away over the first several weeks. Our tirzepatide compound includes a small dose of L-carnitine – an amino acid that plays a critical role in fat metabolism and can increase your weight loss results! Potential side effects of carnitine include GI issues, so it should be avoided in patients with diarrhea. Carnitine should also be avoided in patients with a history of seizure disorder.
What are the doses and pricing for Tirzepatide?
- Month One: 4 x 2.5 mg Tirzepatide + 6.75mg carnitine + Prescription Cost: $499
- Month Two: 4 x 5.0 mg Tirzepatide + 12.5mg carnintine Cost: $449
- Month Three: 4 x 7.5 mg Tirzepatide + 18.75mg carnitine Cost: $549
- Month Four: 4 x 10mg Tirzepatide + 25mg carnitine Cost: $649
- Month Five: 4 x 12.5mg Tirzepatide + 31.25 carnitine Cost: $749
- Month Six: 4 x 15mg Tirzepatide + 37.5mg carnitine Cost: $849
Patients start at the lowest dose and must remain at each dosage for at least 4 weeks.
Where do you inject Tirzepatide?
We inject Tirzepatide subcutaneously in the abdomen (avoiding the belly button area), thigh, or upper arm.
Will You Ship Tirzepatide to my location?
YES! If you are not local or cannot come into the clinic to receive your injections, we will gladly ship you Tirzepatide monthly injections. We can ship semaglutide directly to YOU! Items purchased from ChillRx Cryotherapy are the sole responsibility of the purchaser once they leave our location. We photo-document ALL injections that leave our premises, including those that are shipped. There are NO REFUNDS for vitamin or medical injections after they leave our location.
What if I already have a prescription for Semaglutide?
Since Semaglutide is different from Tirzepatide, you must consult with our doctor to get a new prescription for Tirzepatide. The cost of physician consultation and new prescriptions is $99.
What if I miss my dose of Tirzepatide?
Let’s say you take Tirzepatide every Friday, and you forget to take it this Friday. You can take it on Saturday or Sunday and go back to it every Friday the following week. If more than 4 days have passed, skip the missed dose and administer the next dose on your regularly scheduled day.
Can I take Tirzepatide earlier?
If you take Tirzepatide every Saturday and you are going on a short weekend vacation, you can take it a day earlier and then go back to every Saturday the following week.
If I have taken Semaglutide and I had side effects, or it did not help me lose weight, can I try Tirzepatide?
Yes, different patients will respond differently with efficacy and side effects. We usually recommend trying Tirzepatide even if Semaglutide does not work.
Who Cannot Take Tirzepatide?
- Do not use Tirzepatide if you or any of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).
- Do not use Tirzepatide if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
- Do not use Tirzepatide if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients in Tirzepatide or Carnitine.
- Type 1 Diabetics
Are there additional benefits associated with Tirzepatide?
- A1c reduction: Trial participants with A1c levels starting at/above 8.0% experienced about a 2.5-point reduction.
- Weight-loss: The most significant weight loss compared to any other similar medication. The average weight loss after 52 weeks was about 25 pounds, with trial participants taking the highest dose (15 mg), losing about 27 pounds, and on the lowest dose (5 mg), about 17 pounds.
- Reduction in triglycerides and cholesterol: After 52 weeks, the highest dose of Tirzepatide reduced total cholesterol by about 5.6%, triglycerides by 22.5%, LDL cholesterol by 7.9%, VLDL by 21.8%, and increased HDL by 10.8%.
What are the potential side effects of Tirzepatide?
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Tirzepatide and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting.
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Our doctor requires that you stop other medications that can lower your blood sugar, such as metformin.
Serious allergic reactions. Stop using Tirzepatide and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, problems breathing or swallowing, severe rash or itching, fainting or feeling dizzy, and very rapid heartbeat.
Kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause dehydration which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.
Severe stomach problems. Stomach problems, sometimes severe, have been reported in people who use Tirzepatide. Tell your healthcare provider if you have stomach problems that are severe or will not go away.
Changes in vision. Tell your healthcare provider if you have changes in vision during treatment with Tirzepatide.
Gallbladder problems. Gallbladder problems have happened in some people who use Tirzepatide. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get symptoms of gallbladder problems, which may include pain in your upper stomach (abdomen), fever, yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice), and clay-colored stools.