Tirzepatide is the most effective medication in its class and comes as a once-weekly injection. Technically, tirzepatide is a peptide molecule that acts on both GIP and GLP-1 receptors as a receptor agonist. It works by impacting your body’s insulin levels, blood sugar production, and hunger hormones. Managing your glucose is important because decreased glucose levels lead to lower insulin levels, leading to weight loss and decreased fat mass. It also signals to the brain that you’re full, so you eat less, since it slows the movement of food through your stomach. 

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Tirzepatide Program Pricing

4 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Schedule a brief online consultation.

STEP 2: Complete a medical history.

STEP 3: Have a telehealth call with a licensed provider who will prescribe a medical weight loss plan, if appropriate. Choose your program length and pay.

STEP 4: Receive your medication quickly and discretely. Start losing weight!

  • Supresses Appetite

    Promotes a feeling of fullness by making your brain think you're full, and by slowing gastric emptying, which helps control the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed into the bloodstream.

  • Regulates Bloodsugar

    By promoting insulin secretion, GLP-1 receptor agonists help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent spikes after meals.

  • Eliminates Cravings

    Say goodbye to the cravings that make regular dieting so challenging. This and appetite suppression contribute to easily achieving a caloric deficit, the key to weight loss.

  • Other Benefits

    Recent discoveries show GLP-1/GIP medications have cardiovascular and neurological benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Please see the pricing section above for details. The longer you commit to, the deeper the discount!

What is the typical dosing schedule?

Although dosing varies and will ultimately be decided by the provider, with your needs in mind, this is the typical dosing schedule:

Weeks 1-4: 25 units
Weeks 5+: 50 units

See our dosing graphic here.

Dosing above 50 units is available, when necessary, for an additional fee.

What if I need a higher dose?

If you require a dose higher than 50 units per week, once approved by our licensed providers, we can accommodate you. This requires more medicine and is available for an additional $150 per additional vial of medication, every 4 weeks.

What are the common side effects?

The side effects of tirzepatide and semaglutide are similar, likely because they work in a similar manner. Moderate side effects of tirzepatide and semaglutide can include:

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

More severe side effects of tirzepatide and semaglutide may include:

  • Vision changes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney failure
  • Gallbladder issues
  • Allergic reactions

Who cannot take Tirzepatide?

Most people qualify, however there are a few situations where we cannot prescribe the medical weight loss medicine:

  • Women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • People with Type I diabetes. Work with your primary care physician.
  • People with Type II diabetes are case-by-case.
  • If you are pre-diabetic we can work with you.
  • If you are going to a specialty doctor, or have in the past, you should get clearance. from them first. Examples: cardiology, nephrology, oncology. 
  • People with a history of pancreatitis.
  • People with medullary thyroid cancer.
  • People with conflicting medication. Please ask your primary care physician if any ongoing prescriptions are conflicting with tirzepatide and/or semaglutide. 
  • Anyone under the age of 18.

Although not required, we also recommend patients have a BMI of 25 or higher.

How is this different than the name brand version?

LeanRx exclusively offers compounded medications, which are made in State Board of Pharmacy licensed sterile compounding pharmacies, or FDA-licensed 503(b) Outsourcing Facilities. While these facilities are strictly regulated, the compounded medications they make are not FDA-approved, as they are compounded based on an individual provider’s prescription for a specified patient. Strength, dose, route of administration, and other variables may make compounded medications different from FDA-approved drugs which makes directly comparing results & risk profile between FDA-approved drugs and compounded drugs difficult.

Any compounded drugs prescribed are based on a licensed provider’s medical judgement based on a telehealth encounter and medical history.

How do I take the shot?

Please watch the video above.