Mounjaro vs. Ozempic | Weight loss injections | Mounjaro weight loss

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Mounjaro is more effective for weight loss and blood sugar improvements than Ozempic.

However, studies have shown that Ozempic has a better safety profile than Mounjaro, with more people stopping Mounjaro due to side effects and other adverse events.

So, if you’re looking for a medication to help you lose weight and improve your blood sugar levels, Mounjaro will lead to more weight loss and blood sugar reductions. Still, you’re more likely to tolerate Ozempic and stay on the medication.

However, individual responses to medications vary between individuals. Be mindful of side effects and contact your healthcare team to determine the appropriate medication and dosage.

What are Mounjaro® and Ozempic®?

Mounjaro and Ozempic are GLP-1 receptor agonists, medications that reduce appetite to support weight loss and improve blood glucose control through various mechanisms.

Mounjaro – in addition to being a GLP-1 medication – is also a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) mimetic- GIP is a hormone in the body that supports blood glucose levels and helps our fat cells store more excess energy we might consume in our diets.

So, Mounjaro has a dual function that mimics two hormones in the body that support blood glucose levels and weight loss.

Ozempic is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, while Mounjaro is by Eli Lilly. The active ingredient in Mounjaro is tirzepatide, and semaglutide in Ozempic.

Mounjaro and Ozempic are approved for individuals living with type 2 diabetes in the U.S.

They were initially approved as prescription drugs but are now widely available online for private purchase.

Ozempic is available in the UK, but Mounjaro is still seeking approval, which is expected towards the end of 2023 or 2024.

Both medications have similar dosing schedules and are administered once a week. The main difference is the amount of medication used. The volume of the doses with Mounjaro is larger than with Ozempic.

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Not a magic pill

These medications are designed as additional tools for weight management interventions and shouldn’t be considered lifelong medications.

Instead, they should be used to help you kickstart your weight loss and healthy journey while you commit to living a healthier lifestyle.

At Second Nature, we’ve been trusted by the NHS since 2017 to support people with type 2 diabetes and obesity to lose weight and manage their blood sugar levels and lead healthier lifestyles for the long term.

If you’re considering purchasing Mounjaro (when it’s available in the UK) or Ozempic but need support in making positive changes to your lifestyle, Second Nature could be an option for you.

In 2022, the NHS published data in the BMJ that compared the weight loss outcomes of five providers in the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Second Nature was more than twice as effective at supporting weight loss than the other four providers.

Otherwise, keep reading as we dig into the science of Mounjaro and Wegovy and how GLP-1s work.