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Study Type


Study Purpose

The purpose of the SURMOUNT-ADOLESCENTS research study is to see how safe and effective a study drug is to help adolescents with obesity or overweight and weight-related conditions.

About the Study

Eligible participants will receive regular advice about how to live a healthy lifestyle for the first 12 weeks of the study (from Visit 2 to up to Visit 5). This advice will include tips on staying active and eating well. A dietitian will help you come up with ways to make good choices about your diet and physical activity. During this period, you will not be given the study drug.

During the treatment period, you will be given a study drug or a placebo. It will be decided randomly whether you get injections of the study drug or placebo once a week. This part of the study will go on for around 72 weeks, from Visit 5 to Visit 23.

A safety follow-up visit will occur approximately 4 weeks after you receive the last dose of study medication.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 16 Study visits
  • 9 Phone call visits


  • Medical history
  • Height and weight
  • Vital signs (pulse and blood pressure)
  • EKG
  • Urine pregnancy test (females of childbearing potential)
  • Blood draws
  • Eye exam (if needed)
  • DXA scan
  • Hand X-ray

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

  • Be 12 – 17 years old
  • Be diagnosed with obesity or overweight plus at least one weight-related condition (hypertension, dyslipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, prediabetes or diabetes)

Study Duration

Participation in the study will last approximately 90 weeks.


You will be reimbursed for time and expenses throughout this study.

Study Contact

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online, call 225-763-3000, or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.

Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
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