Medications like Wegovy and Zepbound receive plenty of buzz for their ability to help people lose weight. The two have a few things in common, mainly, peptides for weight loss. Wegovy (semaglutide) belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and Zepbound (tirzepatide) is both a GLP-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). But here’s the thing: Not all peptides are designed for weight loss, although research has found that it’s usually a common side effect. A good example is Ozempic, which has become popular for medicated weight loss, despite technically being a drug to help with blood sugar management in patients with type 2 diabetes. To read the full story.