Side Effects of Weight Loss Injections
At Northwest Weight & Wellness Center, we are dedicated to helping people find weight loss success so they can live happier and healthier lives. We offer compassionate and customized care because we know that healthy weight loss looks different for each patient.
We are excited to offer prescription weight loss drugs that are revolutionizing the medical approach to weight loss. These effective Injectable medications include:
- Semaglutide (Ozempic® or Wegovy™)
- Tirzepatide (Mounjaro™)
- Liraglutide (Saxenda® or Victoza®)
We offer weight loss medications as part of our comprehensive medical weight loss program that includes step-by-step support from our team of weight loss experts.
What are the Side Effects of Weight Loss Medications?
Like any medication, there is a potential for side effects with weight loss injections. The most common side effects of Trusted Source Semaglutide Injection National Library of Medicine Go to Source Ozempic , Wegovy, Mounjaro, Trusted Source Saxenda Side Effects Medical News Today Go to Source Saxenda , and Victoza are similar and typically mild. They include:
- Gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, constipation and gassiness
- Stomach issues
A very small number of patients will experience more serious side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms while taking weight loss medications, you should seek medical help immediately:
- Severe stomach pain
- Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Vision changes
- Decreased urination
- Yellowing of skin or eyes
- Rapid heartbeat
How to Ease Side Effects of Weight Loss Medications
The most common side effects of weight loss medications are typically easy to manage. If you experience gastrointestinal side effects or mild fatigue, injections of vitamins B6 or B12 could help. Many patients have found that vitamin B injections ease any unpleasant side effects while taking weight loss medications. A doctor may also prescribe Zofran, which is an anti-nausea medication.
What if Weight Loss Injections Are Not Right for You?
If you decide that weight loss injections are not right for you, there are other options to consider. If you are not able to tolerate weight loss medications due to side effects, or if you simply are not interested in ongoing injections, you may consider bariatric surgery.
Weight loss procedures, such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, are proven to help patients lose significant weight and keep it off. These procedures can also improve obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and Trusted Source Bariatric Surgery Procedures American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Go to Source sleep apnea . Another benefit of weight loss surgery is that it may be covered by your insurance plan—and if not, we offer a range of easy self-pay options.
Do you have questions about how weight loss injections work? Or are you seeking the best weight loss option for your needs and goals? We can help! Contact us to learn more or schedule a consultation appointment.
1 National Library of Medicine. Semaglutide Injection. Available: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a618008.html#side-effects Accessed June 14, 2023
2 Medical News Today. Saxenda Side Effects. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/drugs-saxenda-side-effects Accessed June 14, 2023
3 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Surgery Procedures. https://asmbs.org/patients/bariatric-surgery-procedures#sleeve. Accessed June 14, 2023