Zepbound Dosing and Injection Instructions
Congratulations on your decision to begin your weight loss journey with Zepbound and our team at JourneyLite Physicians! Please review the information on this page for important information before you start your medication.
How to Inject Zepbound
Common Side Effects:
The most common side effects of Zepbound (tirzepatide) include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdominal) pain, indigestion, injection site reactions, feeling tired, allergic reactions, belching, hair loss, and heartburn. These are not all the possible side effects of Zepbound. Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or doesn’t go away.
Other Important Info:
- If you take birth control pills by mouth, talk to your healthcare provider before you use Zepbound. Birth control pills may not work as well while using Zepbound. Your healthcare provider may recommend another type of birth control for 4 weeks after you start Zepbound and for 4 weeks after each increase in your dose of Zepbound.
- Use Zepbound 1 once a week. Stick to the same day of the week, and you can inject at any time of the day.
- If you miss a dose of Zepbound and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away, take the missed dose as soon as possible.
- If you miss a dose of Zepbound and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away, do not administer the dose. Take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.
- If you miss doses of Zepbound for more than 2 weeks, take the next dose on the regularly scheduled day or call your health care provider to talk about how to restart your treatment.
- Change (rotate) your injection area with each weekly injection. Do not use the same site for each injection.