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The new drug for weight loss is called Mounjaro. This is called a GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonist. It mimics the action of two hormones that are normally secreted by the intestine around 30 mins after eating. These hormones act to turn off you appetite and turn on satiety. It is a signal to your brain to stop eating.

Mounjaro is an injection treatment that needs ot be administered one per week. It is important that the treatemtn is supervised by a medical professional. If the dose is too high then side effects can occur such as unpleasant nausea (like a sea sickness) or severe acid reflux.

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If the dose is correct then your appetite will be turned off and you will not crave food.

Dr Andrew will supervise your treatment, prescribing 2 months of the drug to start off and then reviewing in his clinic to discuss whether the dose is suiting you or whether you need a dose adjustment.

Research had shown that if someone can tolerate the drug it can produce 15-20% weight loss. The downsides to treatment are the cost, the fact that when stopped weight regain tends to happen and a theoretical risk (from animal experiments) of thyroid cancer and pancreatitis.

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