Saxenda - I've had great results the first week in terms of weight loss, but the nausea and vomiting are unbearable. I've been using it for exactly 7 days, and I've been sick for 4 out of the 7 days. Is there anything I can take with Saxenda to stop the nausea and vomiting?
Take the shot before going to bed along with anti-nausea medication that causes drowsiness and you should sleep through the nausea period. My coworker had the same problem and when he switched to nights and added the anti-nausea meds, his nausea and vomiting stopped and he lost 40lbs in five months. Good luck!
I just switched from pm to am with Saxenda and the first night after that switch I vomited. Otherwise I’ve been extremely nauseous. My neurologist gave me ZOFRAN for the nausea. My mistake was I took it with the shot in the am and got sick that night. I should take the ZOFRAN before bed, too.
Hi. I'm an Australian user of Saxenda having been on it for three weeks now with a loss of 9kg. The day after the first injection (administered the night before) I vomited regularly throughout the day. It was debilitating to the point that I thought I might be allergic to the drug. I skipped the next dose for fear of a repeat performance even though I had eaten almost nothing. The nausea began to pass and I felt things were settling down. However, I still have days where I am extremely nauseaous. Thinking about food makes me worse and I have to force myself to have something small to eat, usually fruit. Today it was so bad I went to the chemist to ask for help. I was given Travacalm which is used for motion sickness and morning sickness. Each tablet contains 500mg ginger root extract. The pharmacist said other users of Saxenda had good results. I had been trying homemade ginger tea but she said the tablet would be stronger and better. She suggested peppermint tea also.
I took two tablets as soon as I got home and made a small sandwich with one filling and already I am starting to feel better. I hope this helps.
Honestly, I feel like I'm going to give up the ghost. I don't think I can take much more. I've been on it 3 days and vomited and / or had diarrhea for all 3. I had to leave work early today because of how bad a shape I was in. Fortunately, tomorrow and Sunday I don't work. I'll give it 2 more days, but if I don't feel better on Sunday, I'm done. This is the worst.
I have come to learn staying hydrated is super important and not going to bed with an empty stomach as I find the mornings extreme if I have not eaten much the day before. Having said that, I use a prescription called ondansetron for the nauseousness periodically. The vomiting will eventually go away if you stay on it long enough, I find the nausea to come back frequently though.
- Saxenda Information for Consumers
- Saxenda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Saxenda (detailed)
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