Tirzepatide for Weight Loss

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Tirzepatide, known under the brand name Mounjaro, or Zepbound, is a popular FDA-approved weight loss injection. Originally designed to treat type-2 diabetes, it belongs to the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA) and gastric inhibitory polypeptide receptor agonists (GIP-RA). These drugs work by mimicking the effects of naturally occurring hormones that regulate glucose metabolism and appetite. (1) The impressive dual action of tirzepatide involves stimulating the release of insulin and suppressing the release of glucagon. This hormonal modulation helps regulate blood sugar levels, promote satiety, reduce food cravings, and contributes to significant weight loss.

At Evolved Medical, Dr. Amit Rajguru is board-certified in internal medicine and takes a holistic approach to wellness. Our team will work with you to improve your overall lifestyle for a comprehensive approach to weight loss. Dr. Rajguru can prescribe weight loss injections and support you in making lifestyle changes that will help you achieve your ideal weight. We have helped many patients achieve their personal body goals, and you can too. Our Walnut Creek location has several customizable treatments to help you achieve optimal health. Contact our office or call (925) 433-8444 to get started with your treatment. 

About Tirzepatide

If you are considering tirzepatide, you may be one of many Americans struggling with their weight. Approximately 42% of Americans are obese. (2) Aging and lifestyle factors like pregnancy can result in the development of excess fat in numerous areas. If you are exercising and dieting regularly but have not been able to lose weight, weight loss injections with tirzepatide could be the solution you are looking for.

Tirzepatide is one of the most popular weight injection treatments in the United States. In 2021, approximately 2 million people were using it. (1) Numbers have risen dramatically since then. This low-maintenance solution to weight loss is very accessible. Our staff will teach you how to administer the shot weekly.  We will monitor your progress to help you meet your weight loss goals.

How Does Tirzepatide Work?

Tirzepatide is a dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist. These hormones play key roles in regulating appetite, food intake, and glucose metabolism. By targeting both GIP and GLP-1 receptors, tirzepatide helps control appetite and food intake while also improving glycemic control.

Benefits of Tirzepatide

  • Improved Metabolic Control: Tirzepatide has been shown to improve metabolic control by reducing blood sugar levels and increasing insulin sensitivity, leading to better weight management.
  • Enhanced Weight Loss: Clinical studies have demonstrated that tirzepatide can lead to significant weight loss in individuals with obesity or overweight, making it an effective treatment option for those seeking to shed excess pounds.
  • Reduced Cardiovascular Risk: By promoting weight loss, tirzepatide can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, which are often associated with obesity. Lowering body weight and improving metabolic parameters such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar control can have a positive impact on cardiovascular health.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Ultimately, the weight loss benefits of tirzepatide can significantly enhance an individual’s quality of life by improving physical health, mental well-being, and overall self-esteem. Losing excess weight is associated with numerous positive outcomes across various aspects of life.

Tirzepatide Candidates

Candidates for tirzepatide include individuals with obesity or overweight conditions seeking non-surgical weight loss options. If you have a history of kidney disease, thyroid cancer, vision problems, or endocrine disease, you may not be the best candidate for tirzepatide injections.

It’s important for individuals considering tirzepatide or any other medication to consult with Dr. Rajguru to determine if it is appropriate for their specific medical condition, health history, and treatment goals. He can assess potential risks and benefits, discuss alternative treatment options, and provide personalized recommendations based on individual needs and circumstances.

Personal Consultation

During your consultation at Evolved Medical, Dr. Rajguru will discuss your expectations and the goals you would like to achieve. His extensive experience in weight management and hormone therapy allows him to provide multifaceted guidance and expert recommendations. He will explain the risks, benefits, and potential outcomes of tirzepatide treatment to ensure informed decision-making.


If tirzepatide is deemed an appropriate option for your weight loss journey, Dr. Rajguru will provide you with comprehensive preparatory instructions. It is essential to follow these guidelines diligently to optimize treatment outcomes and minimize any potential risks. Preoperative preparations may include:

  • Evaluation of Current Medications: Dr. Rajguru will assess your current medication regimen. Adjustments may be necessary in consultation with your primary care physician or endocrinologist.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Prior to starting tirzepatide therapy, it is beneficial to adopt healthy lifestyle changes, such as incorporating regular exercise, implementing a balanced diet, and quitting smoking if applicable. These modifications can enhance the overall effectiveness of tirzepatide and support long-term weight management.

Tirzepatide Results

The effectiveness of tirzepatide varies from patient to patient and relies on various factors such as:

  • Individual body composition
  • Adherence to healthy lifestyle changes
  • Consistent use of the medication

It is important to understand that tirzepatide therapy is not a standalone solution for weight management. Rather, it should be integrated into a comprehensive approach that includes maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and making necessary lifestyle modifications. These combined efforts will significantly contribute to achieving and sustaining long-term weight loss success.

Are There Side Effects Associated With Tirzepatide Treatment?

As with any medication, tirzepatide does carry potential side effects. Common side effects may include gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, diarrhea) and mild injection site reactions.

Other Treatments at Evolved Medical


Like tirzepatide, semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) demonstrates significant weight loss benefits. It is associated with appetite suppression, delayed gastric emptying, and increased satiety, which can lead to reductions in body weight, making it another attractive option for individuals who are overweight or obese. Dr. Rajguru will speak with you at your personal consultation to determine which weight loss injection is right for you.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

BHRT for men and women is a natural and personalized approach to restoring hormonal balance in the body. Hormone imbalance, often caused by menopause, can lead to various symptoms and concerns that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. BHRT utilizes hormones that are chemically identical to those naturally produced by the body to help alleviate these symptoms and restore optimal hormone levels. Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources such as plants and then transformed to have the same molecular structure as those found in the human body. These hormones mimic the actions of the body’s own hormones, providing a natural and balanced approach to hormone replacement.

Cost of Weight Loss Injections in Walnut Creek

The cost of tirzepatide injections will depend on your individual treatment regimen. Taking control of your weight is an investment in your health and overall well-being, so a consultation is a key first step. To discuss the financial aspects associated with tirzepatide therapy, please contact our office at (925) 433-8444 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.


Is tirzepatide a long-term shot or can I stop it at any time?

You can stop tirzepatide at any time, but many patients are on this medication as a long-term solution to weight loss due to its effectiveness, convenience, and safety.

What happens if I miss a dose of tirzepatide?

It is essential to adhere to your prescribed dosage schedule for tirzepatide. If you miss a scheduled dose, please consult with your healthcare provider for guidance on how to proceed.

Are there any age restrictions for tirzepatide use?

Tirzepatide treatment may be suitable for a wide range of ages, as long as individuals are in good overall health and cleared by their healthcare provider. Age alone is not necessarily a limiting factor; it is crucial to undergo a comprehensive evaluation to determine if tirzepatide or alternative treatments are appropriate based on individual health status.

Can tirzepatide interact with other medications I am taking?

Tirzepatide may interact with certain medications, and it is crucial to inform your healthcare provider of all medications (including over-the-counter and herbal supplements) you are currently taking. This is especially important if you are on medications for Hypertension or Diabetes.  This information will allow your healthcare provider to assess potential drug interactions, adjust dosages if necessary, and ensure the safe and effective use of tirzepatide in combination with your existing medication regimen.

Is tirzepatide suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals?

Tirzepatide has not been studied extensively in pregnancy or lactation, and its safety during these stages has not been established. It is essential to discuss any plans for pregnancy or breastfeeding with your healthcare provider for further guidance.


  1. Lin F, Yu B, Ling B, et al. Weight loss efficiency and safety of tirzepatide: A Systematic review. PloS One. 2023;18(5):e0285197. doi:https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0285197 
  2. DeSilver D. As obesity rates rise in the U.S. and worldwide, new weight-loss drugs surge in popularity. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2024/03/21/as-obesity-rates-rise-in-the-us-and-worldwide-new-weight-loss-drugs-surge-in-popularity/#:~:text=Demand%20for%20weight%2Dloss%20drugs&text=That%20year%2C%20an%20estimated%208.2