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Side Effects of Semaglutide

Starting a new medication like semaglutide can come with concerns about potential side effects, but it’s reassuring to know that experiences vary greatly from one person to another. Many individuals on semaglutide experience minimal to no side effects at all. It’s also worth noting that for those who do encounter side effects, they are often manageable and may decrease in intensity over time as the body adjusts to the medication. Vitality Hydration can also offer custom tailored IV Therapy to help alleviate some of the symptoms you may experience during your weight loss journey. Here’s a closer look at what you might expect:

Common Side Effects

  • Nausea: Frequently reported but tends to diminish over time.
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea: These may occur initially but often lessen as your body adjusts.
  • Constipation: Some individuals may experience this side effect.
  • Appetite Loss: Due to its appetite-suppressing effects, reduced hunger is possible.
  • Stomach Pain: Some discomfort in the stomach area can happen.

Less Common Side Effects

  • Gallbladder Problems: Including gallstones; severe symptoms require medical attention.
  • Pancreatitis: Characterized by severe abdominal pain, necessitating immediate medical intervention.
  • Changes in Vision: May occur due to fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
  • Kidney Problems: Serious conditions like kidney failure require prompt medical care.
  • Hypoglycemia: Especially in combination with other diabetes medications, can lead to low blood sugar levels.

Rare but Serious Side Effects

  • Thyroid Tumors: There’s a link to thyroid C-cell tumors in animal studies, so it’s best avoided if there’s a personal or family history of specific thyroid conditions.

Remember, starting semaglutide under the supervision of a healthcare provider allows for close monitoring of side effects and adjustment of treatment if necessary. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, seeking medical advice is crucial. Many individuals find that the benefits of improved blood sugar control and weight management with semaglutide significantly outweigh the potential for side effects.