15th November 2023

Do the Side Effects of Wegovy Go Away?

Dr. Jill Barat, PharmD
Do the Side Effects of Wegovy Go Away?

Wegovy is a popular medication meant to help people lose weight.

And, while it does a pretty good job of helping people lose some weight, it may also come along with some side effects.

This medication may have a bit of a learning curve and it may alarm some people to expect side effects. But, the more you inform yourself about this medication, the better you may be able to manage side effects.

Below, we will review some of the most common side effects of Wegovy, go over just how many people end up experiencing side effects with this medication, and explain if these issues can go away with time.

What are the most common side effects of Wegovy?

The most common side effects that people experience with Wegovy use are generally gastrointestinal (GI) problems.

These more common gastrointestinal side effects may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Flatulence

These are only some of the potential side effects of using Wegovy, but these tend to be some of the ones that occur more frequently. Look at your patient package information in order to see the full list of side effects, including the less common but more severe potential side effects.

What percentage of Wegovy users experience side effects?

Approximately 75% of people using Wegovy report experiencing some level of side effects from using this medication.

Luckily, most of these people report their side effects to be mild to moderate in severity, and most people still stay on the medication despite the side effects.

But, you should be aware that a certain level of side effects is more likely than not.

Do the side effects of Wegovy usually go away with time?

Another thing to keep in mind is that many people report that gastrointestinal Wegovy side effects tend to reduce or even go away with time and continued use.

This may mean that you are having some issues when you first start the medication, but as time goes on and your body adjusts, you may feel fine. This may also be paired with lifestyle or OTC medications to help make you feel more comfortable as you adjust to Wegovy.

When do most people experience side effects from Wegovy?

The most common time period that people experience new or worsened GI side effect are during or shortly after starting the medication or a dose increase.

Wegovy is normally titrated up to higher weekly doses over the course of weeks to months, depending on how you are responding to the medication and what your goal dosage is. For some people, these dose increases may be the most challenging periods for side effects in the short term.

Being aware of the potential for increased GI upset may help you be more prepared, and make different diet and lifestyle choices to help you feel more comfortable during your treatment period.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.