Side Effects of Wegovy

You may have tried your best to lose weight and keep it off several times in the past. The difficulties of the process can certainly be challenging, but you might now finally be able to lose weight and keep it off with the help of Wegovy®.

How Does Wegovy Work?

Wegovy, or semaglutide, is classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It works by functioning like a hormone in your body that sends signals to your brain receptors involved with your appetite and food intake. It will reduce your appetite which will help you eat less and therefore lead to weight loss. It also slows how quickly your stomach empties, which will make you feel fuller for a longer period of time.

Wegovy is best when used in addition to diet and exercise for long-term weight management in:

* Adults who are either obese with a BMI over 30 or overweight with a BMI over 27 with at least one weight-related condition such high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes.

* Adolescents 12 years and older with a BMI at or above the 95% for age and sex based on growth charts.

What Are the Possible Side Effects of Wegovy®?

Some side effects of Wegovy® can include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, heartburn, and runny nose or sore throat.
Wegovy® might cause serious side effects, including:

* Inflammation of your pancreas- Stop using Wegovy® and call your doctor right away if you have severe pain in your stomach that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You might feel the pain from your abdomen to your back.

* Gallbladder problems- Wegovy® can cause gallbladder problems, including gallstones. Gallstones might need surgery. Call your doctor if you have symptoms, such as pain in your abdomen, fever, yellowing of the skin or eyes, jaundice, or clay-colored stools.

* An increased risk of low blood sugar- Which is Hypoglycemia, or if you have Type 2 diabetes, especially if you also take medicines for Type 2 diabetes. This can be both a serious and common side effect. Talk to your doctor about how to recognize low blood sugar and check your blood sugar before you start and while you take Wegovy®.

* Kidney problems- If you have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids, or dehydration, which then may cause your kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids.

* Serious allergic reactions- Stop using Wegovy® and get medical assistance right away.

* Change in vision if you have type 2 diabetes- Tell your doctor if you have changes in vision during treatment with Wegovy®.

* Increased heart rate- Wegovy® can increase your heart rate while you are at rest. Tell your doctor if you feel your heart racing or pounding and it lasts for several minutes.

* Depression- You should pay attention to any mental changes, especially sudden changes in your mood, behavior, thoughts, or feelings. Call your doctor right away if you have any mental changes that are new, worse, or worry you.

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