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Mounjaro ® (tirzepatide) injection
2.5 mg/5 mg/7.5 mg/10 mg/12.5 mg/15 mg
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Can Mounjaro™ (tirzepatide) be used in patients with hepatitis?
No information is available for the use of tirzepatide in patients with hepatitis as these patients were excluded from SURPASS clinical trials.
See important safety information, including boxed warning, in the attached prescribing information.
Use in Patients With Hepatitis
Tirzepatide is a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) for once-weekly, subcutaneous administration.1
SURPASS Phase 3 Studies
There is no information on the safety and efficacy of tirzepatide in patients with T2D and hepatitis. Patients were excluded from the SURPASS 1-5 studies if they had
- acute or chronic hepatitis
- signs and symptoms of any liver disease other than nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), or
- alanine aminotransferase (ALT) >3.0 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) for the reference range.2-6
Patients with NAFLD were eligible to participate in the SURPASS 1-5 studies if their ALT was ≤3.0 times the ULN. However, no specific subanalysis was performed for this group.2-6
Enclosed Prescribing Information
The published references below are available by contacting 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979).
1Mounjaro [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2022.
2Rosenstock J, Wysham C, Frías JP, et al. Efficacy and safety of a novel dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist tirzepatide in patients with type 2 diabetes (SURPASS-1): a double-blind, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2021;398(10295):143-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2821%2901324-6
3Frías JP, Davies MJ, Rosenstock J, et al; SURPASS-2 Investigators. Tirzepatide versus semaglutide once weekly in patients with type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2021;385(6):503-515. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2107519
4Ludvik B, Giorgino F, Jódar E, et al. Once-weekly tirzepatide versus once-daily insulin degludec as add-on to metformin with or without SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with type 2 diabetes (SURPASS-3): a randomised, open-label, parallel-group, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2021;398(10300):583-598. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01443-4
5Del Prato S, Kahn SE, Pavo I, et al; SURPASS-4 Investigators. Tirzepatide versus insulin glargine in type 2 diabetes and increased cardiovascular risk (SURPASS-4): a randomised, open-label, parallel-group, multicentre, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2021;398(10313):1811-1824. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02188-7
6Dahl D, Onishi Y, Norwood P, et al. Effect of subcutaneous tirzepatide vs placebo added to titrated insulin glargine on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: the SURPASS-5 randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2022;327(6):534-545. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2022.0078
Date of Last Review: January 27, 2023