Mounjaro Dosing Instructions Chart

How to Control Your Blood Sugar Level with Mounjaro Dosing?

Inject Mounjaro once a week, on the same day, and follow your doctor’s instructions precisely.

Getting started

Started dose and maintenance dose of Mounjaro

Month 1

The starting dose is 2.5 mg once weekly, taken subcutaneously. This dose is not intended for glycemic control.

Month 2

From the fifth week, your doctor or healthcare provider will increase this dose to 5 mg. This will be your maintenance dose.

Additional control

Additional Control Mounjaro dosing 7.5 mg
Additional Control Mounjaro dosing 10 mg
Additional Control Mounjaro dosing 12.5 mg
Additional Control Mounjaro dosing 15 mg

If additional blood control is needed, your doctor can increase the dose to 7.5 mg once a week for a month. If needed, your healthcare provider increases your dose to 10 mg once a week for a month, then 12.5 mg once a week for a month, and then 15 mg once a week as a maximum dose.

What Are the Important Administration Guidelines for Mounjaro?

Get Ready for Important Administration Guidelines

Get Ready

  • Before starting, learn how to inject Mounjaro properly.
  • If you’re using a single-dose vial, use a 1 mL syringe for the right dose.
Take It Once a Week

Take It Once a Week

  • Use Mounjaro every week, any time of the day, with or without food.
  • Inject it in your belly, thigh, or upper arm. Change the injection spot each time.
Check Before You Inject Mounjaro

Check Before You Inject

  • Check Mounjaro before using it. Make sure it is transparent or slightly yellow. 
  • If you’re using Mounjaro with insulin, do not mix them at all.

What If I Miss a Mounjaro Dose? Don’t Worry!

  • If you forget to take a Mounjaro dose, take it once you remember within 4 days. If it’s been more than 4 days, skip the missed Mounjaro dose and take the next one on your usual day. After that, go back to taking it once a week as usual.
  • You can change the day you take it each week, but make sure there are at least 3 days (72 hours) between doses. Follow your Mounjaro dosing guide. 

What If You Overdose on Mounjaro?

  • Follow your doctor’s prescribed Mounjaro dosing instructions carefully for safe and effective use.
  • Taking more than the recommended amount can lead to serious side effects, like a significant decrease in blood sugar levels called hypoglycemia. Mounjaro is a type of medicine that stays in your body for a long time, so it requires careful monitoring to prevent low blood sugar. 
  • If you think you or someone else has consumed Mounjaro, seek medical help right away. In some cases of Mounjaro overdose, you might need to go to the hospital for treatment and close observation. In case of a Mounjaro overdose, contact the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222.

Important Note: The provided information serves as a reference and is not intended to substitute the advice of your healthcare professional. It is essential to consult with your doctor for personalized guidance and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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If your blood sugar remains high, your doctor may gradually increase your Mounjaro dose. Typically, they'll add 2.5 mg to your dose every four weeks until your blood sugar levels are stable and healthy. The highest dose you can take is 15 mg once a week.

There is no method to speed up the removal of Mounjaro from your system, as it is an injectable medication. Your body will naturally eliminate the drug over time. Once you stop taking Mounjaro, any side effects you are experiencing should gradually decrease and stop as well.

If you miss a dose of Mounjaro and it's been less than 4 days (96 hours), take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Then, continue with your next dose as scheduled. If more than 4 days have passed, you should skip the missed dose and simply take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.

If you're not losing weight while taking Mounjaro 7.5 mg, there could be a few reasons:

  1. Calorie Intake: You may not be losing weight because you're not consuming fewer calories than your body burns. Achieving a calorie deficit is crucial for weight loss.
  2. Weight-Loss Plateau: It's common to experience a plateau where your weight temporarily stabilizes despite efforts to lose weight. This can be a normal part of the weight loss process.
  3. Dose Effectiveness: The current dose of 7.5 mg might not be sufficient to significantly reduce your hunger, which could prevent you from reducing your calorie intake.

Eating too little while on Mounjaro can affect how well the medication works. Proper nutrition is important for the absorption and effectiveness of the medication. If you're not consuming enough food, Mounjaro might not be as effective in managing your condition.