In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan.


Tirzepatide is a novel medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This medication also demonstrates efficacy in weight loss, leading to its off-label use for obesity treatment. Tirzepatide is a dual agonist for the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptors. The drug leads to significantly improved glycemic control and weight reduction in patients with T2DM, maximizing benefits similar to GLP-1 medications such as semaglutide.

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