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Understanding the Risks of Semaglutide Treatment

Understanding the Risks of Semaglutide Treatment

While semaglutide has shown to be generally safe and effective for weight management, it's essential to be aware of the potential risks and side effects associated with this medication. As a responsible healthcare provider, Dr. Amy Tomlinson emphasizes the importance of considering these factors before starting treatment.


Semaglutide should not be prescribed to individuals with a history of pancreatitis or those with a personal or family history of thyroid cancer. The medication can increase the risk of thyroid cancer in susceptible individuals, making it crucial to disclose any relevant medical history to your healthcare provider before starting semaglutide.

Common Side Effects

Most side effects of semaglutide are manageable and may include gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue. Dr. Tomlinson works closely with patients to address these side effects through various strategies, such as adjusting the dosage, consuming more fiber, taking nausea medication, reducing fat intake, and staying hydrated.

It's worth noting that many of these gastrointestinal side effects tend to lessen over time as the body adjusts to the medication. With open communication and ongoing monitoring, Dr. Tomlinson ensures that patients receive the appropriate care and support throughout their semaglutide treatment.

In conclusion, while semaglutide can be an effective tool for weight management, it's essential to consider potential risks and side effects before starting treatment. By working closely with Dr. Amy Tomlinson, you can rest assured that your individual needs and concerns will be addressed, allowing you to make informed decisions about your health.

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