What are the most common side effects of Ozempic?

What are the most common side effects of Ozempic?
Dr. Benyamin Mansoori
Dr. Benyamin Mansoori

Advance Diploma in General Dermatology
Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine

side effects of Ozempic

What are the most common side effects of Ozempic?

Side effects of Ozempic, also known as adverse drug reactions (ADR), are undesired or unexpected effects caused by medication use. All medications, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal remedies, have the potential to cause side effects. These effects can range from mild to severe, be temporary or long-lasting, and not everyone may experience them.

Common Side Effects of Ozempic:

Ozempic is generally well-tolerated when used as prescribed. However, it can cause both common and serious side effects. The most frequently reported common side effects of Ozempic include:

Less Common, but Serious Side Effects:

Serious side effects of Ozempic are rare but should be taken seriously. It’s important to be aware of these potential side effects so that you can stop using Ozempic and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of them. These less common but serious side effects include:

Where to Find More Information:

You can start by talking to your GP, diabetes educator, or pharmacist about any concerns related to Ozempic. Additionally, every medication in Australia comes with a Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) brochure, which is available online for detailed information. You can also access the manufacturer’s information about Ozempic on the Novo Nordisk website.

Factors Affecting Medication Side Effects:

Several factors can increase the risk of experiencing medication side effects, including advanced age, underlying medical conditions, other medications you are taking, diet, and lifestyle.

Before starting any medication, it’s essential to discuss potential side effects with your doctor or pharmacist based on your specific circumstances. They can help assess your risk and create a plan to manage any side effects you may encounter.

Tips for Managing Medication Side Effects:

Additional Considerations for Ozempic:

Ozempic can interact with other medications, including insulin and other diabetes medications, so inform your doctor about all your medications before starting Ozempic.

Be vigilant about low blood sugar, especially when using Ozempic with other diabetes medications. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely and discuss any necessary adjustments with your GP if you have type 2 diabetes.

Note that Ozempic is not suitable for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women and is not recommended for individuals with a history of pancreatitis, gall bladder disease, or severe gastrointestinal disease. If you have questions or concerns about Ozempic’s risks and benefits, consult your doctor, diabetes educator, or pharmacist.



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