The obesity management drugs we have been discussing include Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and others based on molecules that imitate GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1). People who want pharmaceuticals may be disappointed to learn that all these meds are ... [Continue Reading]
Weight-Loss Drugs, Safety, and the Brain
People might tend to think, well, if the FDA approves something, then it must be okay. As an antidote to that delusion, consider the story of phentermine. Now, back to the category of synthetic hormones, which several posts here have explored. On the ... [Continue Reading]
What Else Can Weight Loss Drugs Do?
As we have seen, Mounjaro (tirzepatide) and its relatives Ozempic and Wegovy are not recommended for nursing mothers, or for women who are or might become pregnant, because of possible adverse effects on the developing fetus. So far, the substances ... [Continue Reading]
Weight-Loss Drugs and Pregnancy
The semaglutide drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, intended to treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity, respectively, are a risky bet for pregnant people. Ozempic is also used “off-label” for weight loss. A large number of the individuals who would use ... [Continue Reading]
What Else Can Tirzepatide Do?
In addition to the possibility of hypoglycemia, this drug has been known to cause hair loss, which sounds bad. But to be fair, a slender model can fake having hair by wearing a wig, while an obese model with the world’s greatest mane will ... [Continue Reading]
What Tirzepatide Can Do
As previously mentioned, unsupervised use of this drug can bring about hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), with consequences like “dizziness or lightheadedness, blurred vision, sweating, slurred speech, hunger, drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, ... [Continue Reading]
The Equivocal Promise of Tirzepatide
The American Academy of Pediatrics has passed down the okay for people as young as 12 to be prescribed weight-loss medicines. Meanwhile, authorization of the injectable diabetes drug Mounjaro to be prescribed for the separate purpose of weight loss ... [Continue Reading]
The Allure of Tirzepatide, Continued
In their generic form, pharmaceuticals go by science-oriented names that start with lower-case letters, like tirzepatide. Being a commercially marketed product, Mounjaro starts with a capital letter, and there is no other tirzepatide on the market, ... [Continue Reading]