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What are the Side Effects of Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes now FDA approved for weight loss. Like all medications, it may have side effects. Some of the possible side effects of semaglutide include:

  1. Nausea and vomiting

  2. Diarrhea or constipation

  3. Headache

  4. Abdominal pain or discomfort

  5. Indigestion

  6. Decreased appetite

  7. Fatigue or weakness

  8. Dizziness or lightheadedness

  9. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

  10. Injection site reactions (such as redness, swelling, or itching)

These side effects are generally mild and go away on their own within a few days. However, if you experience severe or persistent side effects, or if you have any concerns about taking semaglutide, you should speak to your doctor or healthcare provider. It's important to note that some people may be at an increased risk of side effects, such as those with a history of pancreatitis or thyroid cancer. The Optimal T staff can help you determine if semaglutide is a safe and appropriate treatment option for you, call us now at 423-458-1310 or schedule a free 15 min consult at

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