Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are on the ACHIEVE Health and Weight Loss program:
First, you’ll want to limit how much alcohol you’re drinking while on the Program, especially if you are diabetic. Alcohol can have an effect on your blood sugar, and there is a risk that it may drop too low in combination with Tirzepatide or Semaglutide, especially if you are drinking on an empty stomach. Alcohol can irritate your stomach, too. This might make you feel worse in combination with some of the GI side effects from the medication.
You’ll also want to exercise caution if you are taking any oral medications. Since Tirzepatide and Semaglutide slows down gastric emptying, this can potentially impact the amount of oral medication your body is absorbing. And while trials haven’t shown this to be significant with Tirzepatide or Semaglutide, you’ll want to make sure your provider is aware of any other medications you are taking before starting Tirzepatide or Semaglutide.