Expect to See Tirzepatide on Home Med Lists

You’ll see patients coming in on the new injectable tirzepatide (Mounjaro)...the first “twincretin” for type 2 diabetes.

Think of it as similar to a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist...but it’s also a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) agonist. More twincretins are in the works.

Both hormones are secreted in the gut in response to food...so the dual mechanism doesn’t seem to increase risk of hypoglycemia.

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