Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, Zepbound: What's the difference?

Feb. 14, 2024
There are some new names on the block for drugs like Ozempic. In Medical History Mysteries, we look at the differences in these meds and what to know about side effects so we can keep patients safe.

The drugs semaglutide and tirzepatide started as treatments for type 2 diabetes, but they've become household names in the past year because of their role in weight loss. Why are there so many brand names for these drugs, and what's the difference between them?

In this episode of Medical History Mysteries, Dr. Pam and Tom explain the differences in the medications, why Ozempic has some new competition, and what dental professionals need to know about the side effects so they can treat patients safely.

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