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In clinical trials, people taking 10 to 15 milligrams of tirzepatide lost up to 20.9% of their body weight in 72 weeks. If you weigh 250 pounds, that’s 52 pounds or a fifth of your body weight! 

Is Zepbound for weight loss right for you? Find a weight loss specialist and get a Zepbound online prescription in as little as 24 hours and find out.

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Medically reviewed by: Dr. Sheelu Bhatnagar

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What is Zepbound?

Zepbound is a name-brand injectable weight loss medication with the active ingredient tirzepatide. It’s made by Eli Lilly. It was US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved for weight loss in November 2023.

It’s become a popular weight loss injection medication alongside Wegovy (semaglutide) and off-label meds approved for type 2 diabetes, like Ozempic (semaglutide) and Mounjaro (also tirzepatide), that also help with weight loss.

What sets Zepbound apart from Wegovy is how it works for weight loss and how much weight people who take it lose. 

How does Zepbound work for weight loss?

When you use Zepbound in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, you get improved blood sugar control, increased fullness, and decreased appetite, so you eat less and lose weight.

That’s possible because Zepbound’s active ingredient, tirzepatide, is a glucagon-like peptide-1/gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GLP-1/GIP) dual agonist. GLP-1 and GIP are natural hormones that inhibit glucagon secretion and prompt insulin secretion. GLP-1/GIP dual agonists mimic the hormones and bind to GLP-1 and GIP receptors, which makes you want to eat less.

In clinical trials, people lost up to 20.9% of their body weight in 72 weeks while taking Zepbound.

Learn more about Zepbound and Zepbound for weight loss.

Who can take Zepbound?

Zepbound is FDA-approved for people who: 


– Have obesity, which means a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.
– Are overweight and have a BMI of 27 or more and at least one weight-related health problem, like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart problems, or high cholesterol.


If you take it, you also need to eat fewer calories and be more active. 


Learn more about the criteria for taking Zepbound and prior authorization.


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How to get a Zepbound prescription online

Finding Zepbound starts with having a prescription. A trained, licensed healthcare provider can prescribe Zepbound or another weight loss medication. Providers can be physician assistants (PAs), medical doctors (MDs), or ​​nurse practitioners (NPs).

You can find a board-certified, licensed provider to discuss a medical weight loss program that may include medication, such as Zepbound, on Klarity. 


Once you have a prescription, you can get Zepbound at any pharmacy — online or local — that has it in stock. 

Popular weight loss medications have had supply shortages in the past. So far, Zepbound isn’t one of them. But before you start it, check the FDA drug shortages database for availability. 

Learn more about how and where to get Zepbound.



How to use Zepbound and Zepbound dosages

You take Zepbound as a once-a-week injection. It comes in prefilled single-dose pens. You inject yourself under the skin, usually in your belly, upper thigh, or in the back of your arm.


Zepbound comes in 2.5-, 5.0-, 7.5-, 10.5-, 12.5-, and 15-milligram doses.


When you start taking Zepbound, you take 2.5 milligrams once a week for 4 weeks — the smaller dose helps minimize side effects and gives your body time to adjust. Every 4 weeks, you move to the next higher dose until you reach your maximum dose, which may be 5, 10, or 15 milligrams.

If you don’t tolerate Zepbound well, your provider may have you increase your dose more slowly, such as every 8 weeks. They may also have you step back to a smaller maintenance dose. 

Learn more about Zepbound and tirzepatide doses

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Zepbound side effects and warnings

If you have side effects from Zepbound, you’ll most likely experience nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, indigestion, injection site reactions, being tired, allergic reactions, belching, hair loss, and heartburn.


Visit the Zepbound side effects page to learn about serious side effects, adverse reactions, its boxed warning, and precautions, or talk to your healthcare provider to learn more.

What does Zepbound cost?

Zepbound can be pricey. The average retail price — the price the pharmacy charges you — is $1,126 for a one-month supply for all doses according to drugs.com. 

The good news is, if you have insurance that covers Zepbound, you could pay as little as $25 for a 1-, 2- or 3-month supply through the Zepbound Savings Card program. Even if your insurance doesn’t cover it, you could pay just $550 for a one-month supply — almost 50% off. Some restrictions apply. 

You can use a prescription or drug discount card from SingleCareRx, drugs.com, GoodRx, WellRx, and others to save too. 

Find more on Zepbound cost and how to get Zepbound for $25.


How does Zepbound compare to other weight loss medications?

Zepbound is the newest prescription weight loss medication to hit the market. It’s the only GLP-1/GIP dual agonist weight loss medication. Another newer entrant is Wegovy (semaglutide) which is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. 


Compared to Wegovy, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia (phentermine-topiramate), Contrave (bupropion-naltrexone), Adipex-P (phentermine), and Xenical (Orlistat), in separate trials people lost more weight on Zepbound than other medications. It costs roughly $400 less a month than Wegovy and Saxenda.


Even so, only you and your healthcare provider can decide which weight loss plan and medication, if applicable, is right for you and your health status and needs. 


Learn more about Saxenda vs Mounjaro (aka Zepbound) for weight loss.


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With Klarity, you’re in good company

Read through stories from real patients who received treatment from healthcare providers on Klarity.

How it works

  1. Choose the right provider for you

    Providers on Klarity are licensed, board-certified, and offer a personalized approach to your unique weight-loss needs. See detailed profiles for each provider and find an approach that’s best for you. (Costs for treatment options may vary.)

  2. Have your initial patient visit


    Your journey to losing weight starts with an initial consultation Your provider will go over your goals and medical history to recommend a program that’s right for you and may or may not include prescription medication.

  3. Work with your provider on your progress 

    Your initial consultation is just the beginning. You and your provider will follow up to make sure you’re doing okay and that you’re reaching your goals. You stay on track with easy medication refills and ongoing support from your provider.

  4. Get constant support from Klarity

    If you have questions or need assistance, the friendly Klarity Patient Support team is here to help. Along with your provider, they’re committed to making sure you have the best care and support throughout your weight loss journey.

Frequently asked questions about Zepbound

Should I get tirzepatide from a compounding pharmacy?

If you prefer to get compounded tirzepatide, a reliable compounding pharmacy can create your medication using pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients — tirzepatide in this case, the active ingredient in Zepbound. Always use a pharmacy that requires a prescription and discuss using a compounded version of a medication with your provider. Learn more about compounded tirzepatide.

What’s the difference between Zepbound and Mounjaro?

Zepbound and Mounjaro are the same medication. Both use tirzepatide as the active ingredient and are made by Eli Lilly. The difference is that Mounjaro was FDA-approved to treat people with type 2 diabetes in May 2022. Zepbound was approved for chronic weight management in certain individuals in November 2023.

Does insurance cover Zepbound?

Whether your insurance covers Zepbound depends on your provider and specific plan. Your insurance company may also require prior authorization before it covers Zepbound. Learn more information about insurance coverage for Zepbound.

How do you inject Zepbound?

Zepbound comes in a prefilled single-dose self-injectable pen. You use the pen to inject yourself under the skin, usually in your belly, upper thigh, or in the back of your arm. You can also have someone else inject you. Find injection tips for Zepbound (tirzepatide).

How long does it take for Zepbound to work?

Most people notice an immediate effect on appetite when starting Zepbound and some weight loss in the first 2 weeks. Average weight loss in trials was roughly 2% of body weight every 4 weeks. 

What should you eat on Zepbound?

A reduced-calorie diet is an important part of weight loss and management with Zepbound. When taking Zepbound, eat a healthy diet with lean protein (93%+ lean red meat, fish, and poultry) and avoid high-fat and high-carbohydrate foods. If you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, try bland foods like toast, white rice, bananas, or applesauce until your symptoms improve.

How long do Zepbound side effects last?

For many people taking Zepbound, common side effects are mild to moderate and resolve in a few days to a few weeks.  Serious side effects may last longer and may require medical care or that you stop taking Zepbound. 

What’s the difference between Ozempic and Zepbound? 

Ozempic uses the active ingredient semaglutide and is FDA-approved to lower blood sugar and reduce heart-related problems in people with type 2 diabetes. It has been used off-label for weight loss. Zepbound uses the active ingredient tirzepatide and is FDA-approved for chronic weight management.  

While Mounjaro is also tirzepatide, it’s approved to treat type 2 diabetes. The weight loss counterpart for Ozempic is Wegovy. 

Learn more about tirzepatide vs semaglutide for weight loss.

Is Zepbound stronger than semaglutide?

Trials for Zepbound itself and trials comparing it to semaglutide (Wegovy and Ozempic) show that it results in more weight loss and fewer side effects. Tirzepatide’s (Zepbound) dual action on 2 hormone receptors (GLP-1 and GIP) makes it more effective than semaglutide, which only acts on one receptor.

In one study, patients without type 2 diabetes taking the highest dose (15 milligrams) of tirzepatide lost an average of 20.9% body weight over 72 weeks. In a trial for semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy), participants lost 14.9% of their initial body weight on average. 

Can you switch from Mounjaro to Zepbound?

If a licensed medical professional confirms that switching from Mounjaro to Zepbound is safe and appropriate for you, yes, you can switch. The medications are essentially identical and come in the same doses.

What do patients taking Zepbound for weight loss say?

People who take Zepbound generally have positive things to say about the experience and clinicians regard it as a promising tool for weight management. See what the data, patients, and providers say about Zepbound.

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Nature Medicine, Tirzepatide after intensive lifestyle intervention in adults with overweight or obesity: the SURMOUNT-3 phase 3 trial, Oct. 2023, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-023-02597-w 

Reuters, Lilly CEO says weight-loss drug Zepbound weekly prescriptions hit 25,000 in December, Jan. 2024, https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/lilly-ceo-says-weight-loss-drug-zepbound-weekly-prescriptions-hit-25000-december-2024-01-08/

The Lancet, Efficacy and safety of once-weekly semaglutide monotherapy versus placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes (SUSTAIN 1): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multinational, multicentre phase 3a trial, Jan. 2017, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(17)30013-X/abstract

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The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Everyone’s weight loss journey is unique and results will vary. Always seek the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional with any questions or concerns you have regarding your health.

How we reviewed this article: This article goes through rigorous fact-checking by a team of medical reviewers. Reviewers are trained medical professionals who ensure each article contains the most up-to-date information, and that medical details have been correctly interpreted by the author.

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