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Mounjaro dosage

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Summary

Mounjaro is a weekly injection medication for managing blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, containing tirzepatide, which stimulates insulin release and decreases glucagon production. Dosage varies depending on individual needs, starting at 2.5 mg weekly and increasing to 5 mg after 4 weeks, with further adjustments possible in 2.5 mg increments. It’s crucial to strictly adhere to the prescribed dose, consulting healthcare providers before any changes. Missed doses should be taken within 4 days, with no doubling up within 3 days.

Mounjaro, a medication for managing blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, is administered as a weekly injection of a liquid solution under the skin. Alongside a balanced diet and regular exercise, it aims to achieve optimal results. The active ingredient, tirzepatide, belongs to a class of drugs known as a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, which stimulate insulin release and decrease glucagon production to lower blood sugar levels.

Dosage varies according to individual needs, with careful adherence to healthcare provider instructions essential. Typically, injections occur once weekly at consistent times. Proper administration techniques ensure effective delivery. Questions or concerns about Mounjaro should prompt consultation with a healthcare provider for personalised guidance and support.

The starting dose is 2.5 mg injected subcutaneously weekly, intended for treatment initiation rather than glycemic control. After 4 weeks, increasing to 5 mg weekly is recommended. Further adjustments, in increments of 2.5 mg after at least 4 weeks, can address additional glycemic control needs. It’s important to strictly adhere to the current dose prescribed by your healthcare provider, with consultation before any changes. The maximum recommended dosage is 15 mg weekly. Strict adherence to prescribed dosages is crucial, with consultation before any changes.

What if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose of Mounjaro, aim to take it within 4 days (96 hours) of the scheduled time. If it’s been more than 4 days, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Avoid doubling up doses within 3 days.

Storing the Mounjaro pen

Store Mounjaro in a refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)

  • If needed, each single-dose pen can be stored unrefrigerated at temperatures not to exceed 86°F (30°C) for up to 21 days.
  • Do not freeze Mounjaro. Do not use Mounjaro if frozen.
  • Store Mounjaro in the original carton to protect it from light.

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