An Ultimate Guide to Manage Wegovy and Saxenda Side Effects

February 08, 2024

An Ultimate Guide to Manage Wegovy and Saxenda Side Effects

We know that navigating the side effects of weight loss medications like Saxenda and Wegovy can be challenging. But no worries, we have written this guide to provide insight on recognizing and addressing potential issues to ensure a smoother journey towards your weight loss goals.

If you experience any side effects or concerns about these medications not listed below, feel free to reach out to us, our experts would be happy to explain the things you should know and if required.

Try These Tips to Manage Common Side Effects of Wegovy & Saxenda

1. Nausea and/or Heartburn

To alleviate these symptoms:

  • Stay hydrated with clear fluids like water or herbal teas.
  • Consume small, frequent meals.
  • Drink ginger, peppermint, or fennel teas.
  • Reduce intake of sugary and high-fat foods.
  • Ensure proper ventilation and fresh air.
  • Distract yourself with activities like listening to music or watching a movie.
  • Over-the-counter antacids can provide relief, and your pharmacist can assist you in choosing the right one. 

2. Constipation

Manage constipation by:

  • Drinking plenty of fluids, particularly water and herbal teas.
  • Incorporating small fruits such as prunes, figs, or grapes into your diet.
  • Increasing dietary fiber with sources like wheat bran, oats, or linseed.
  • Maintaining regular physical activity with regular walks.
  • Consider mild laxatives under the guidance of your pharmacist if needed. Find out more about this from the NHS website.

3. Headache

To ease headaches:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Consume small, frequent meals.
  • Use over-the-counter pain relievers like paracetamol if necessary.
  • Rest in a quiet, dimly lit environment.
  • Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing.
  • Gentle scalp or temple massages may provide relief.
  • Apply hot or cold compresses to the head or neck area.
  • Sip on warm herbal teas like ginger, chamomile, or peppermint.
  • Ensure adequate sleep.

If your headaches get worse get in touch with your GP or NHS 111 for further help.

4. Vomiting

To ease vomitting symptoms:

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Consume small, frequent meals.
  • Consider ginger, peppermint, or fennel teas.
  • Over-the-counter antacids may help; consult your pharmacist.

Monitor symptoms closely. Dark urine or lightheadedness may signal dehydration. If unable to hydrate, call NHS 111.

5. Diarrhea

Manage diarrhea by:

  • Staying hydrated with clear fluids like water or squash.
  • Resting adequately.
  • Eating small, regular meals.
  • Using paracetamol for discomfort.
  • Consider oral rehydration salts under pharmacist guidance if needed.

If diarrhea persists, you can't tolerate fluids, have bloody diarrhea, or bleeding from the bottom, call NHS 111 for advice.

6. Injection Site Reactions

Up to 1 in 10 users of Wegovy and Saxenda may experience injection site reactions. These typically improve over time. Options include non-drowsy antihistamines or local antihistamine creams.

If rash worsens, spreads, or becomes intolerable, stop Saxenda or Wegovy and seek medical help from your GP, NHS 111, or A&E. As mentioned, earlier, you can also consult with us.


Have Another Questions in Mind For Wegovy or Saxenda Side Effects?

If you have any questions about Saxenda or Wegovy that haven't been covered in the sections above, please don't hesitate to ask. Your concerns and inquiries are important, and we're here to provide you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare.

Feel free to reach out, and we'll do our best to address any additional questions or uncertainties you may have regarding Saxenda, Wegovy, or weight management in general.