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Rybelsus for Diabetes, Type 2 User Reviews

Rybelsus has an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 from a total of 188 reviews for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 44% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 32% reported a negative experience.

Rybelsus rating summary

5.8/10 average rating

188 ratings from 198 user reviews.

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Reviews for Rybelsus

  • Jarin
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 30, 2020

"This med Rybelsus is awesome. It has helped me bring my A1C down to 5.1 from a high of 9.7. I first started with the 3mg and am now on the 14mg. Been on this med since March and while I did experience some nausea and mild upset stomach it went away after about a week. It has also helped me lose 50lbs as well. I also take with metformin. I should be the poster child for this drug...even though I'm 50."

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  • Anne
  • December 28, 2020

"I started taking Rybelsus at the beginning of August for weight loss. The biggest con for me is that it causes constipation and then usually diarrhea when I finally do go to the restroom. I have only had issues with nausea when I try to eat past the point of being comfortable. It is also important to try to eat something within an hour of taking the medication. When I first started on the medicine, I could only eat a few bites of food and then would feel extremely full and bloated and would have to stop. Now, It is 4 full months later and I am on the 14mg and I can continue to eat beyond a few bites without feeling miserable, but I try to stop as soon as I am full. I have, so far, lost 30 lbs with no exercise and have gone from a size 12/14 to a size 6/8. Diabetes does run in my family, so I am hoping continued use of this drug may help prevent the development of diabetes in the future."

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  • The...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 6, 2021

"It’s been a week on Rybelsus 3mg. I feel pretty good (except for seasonal allergies). No nausea, no vomiting, no diarrhea, smaller appetite. I am prediabetic with BMI >30. I would like to lose 30 to 40 pounds. I think Rybelsus will help me. (Prior to taking Rybelsus, I was fasting (16hour/8hour) and exercising EVERY day and STILL gaining weight.) I think Rybelsus will help. I weigh daily, and I am beginning to see the numbers ever so slightly trend down. I am optimistic. I will start 7mg after 30 days. I hope to come back here and share my journey with you."

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  • 2Timer...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • January 18, 2021

"For 2 years my diabetes went out of control, to the point that I started having some mental issues, like brain fog. My Doctor put me on 3mg Rybelsus. The first two weeks it was a bit of a struggle. Nothing I couldn't handle. Just nausea and no desire to eat. A month in my Doctor took me up to 7mg. The first week at 7mg. Same nausea but after the week ended. It was gone. I still don't have a major appetite. Which is excellent. My blood sugar is 104 at this moment. I've lost so far 24 pounds so far in 6 weeks. I love this stuff. I also feel much better and I can actually think with out the fog. I recommend it"

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  • Gumbo
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 28, 2020

"I’ve been on rybelsus since 1 December at a dose of 3 mg. January 1 started 7mg. I don’t like taking medication and was scared of this medication due to other reviews I have read. I am very pleased with the outcome. I lost 5 lbs with very little exercise. My side effects were nausea and lost of appetite. Nausea only occurred when I ate junk food and sweets. A1c down from 7 > 6.2. Plus I do not take any other meds for diabetes. Hope my review will help others. February 28."

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  • Koobs
  • May 1, 2021

"I have been taking rybelsus for 6 months. At first I was nauseous and had bad sulfur burps. But, it went away. My a1c is the best it's been in 9 years. I have had a hard go at treating my diabetes, as most other oral medications and daily infections, just made life harder. Now, my numbers are 6.7 and I have lost a significant amount of weight. 335lb to 285lb, with minimal effort. It definitely suppresses my appetite. I've read you can only lose a few pounds, but, I feel like a lucky one."

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  • Const...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 26, 2023

"I took 3 mg of Rybelsus for about two weeks. I noticed right away that I was not able to poop normally. I thought constipation would resolve naturally since I don’t have issues with it normally. Now, I’ve been off of it for a week and I’ve had two ER visits because I can’t poop. I also struggle to pee because the thought is the backed-up poop is pressing on things it shouldn’t. Had to have a catheter drain me out. I did a week of Miralax, two days of Dulcolax, one ER cocktail, and an enema, and none of it has helped. At this point, I’m scared it will take surgery to remove the poop. If you’re taking this medicine please stay in tune with your body and mitigate early if you’re starting to experience any constipation."

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  • joe...
  • November 20, 2020

"I first took the 3mg dose for 30 days, I had no side effects and it is really controlling my appetite. Now I am on 7mg so far my weight was 242, I have been on Rybelsus for about 4 months weight now is 215 hoping to lose more. No side effects feel better, light food craving. I hope to stay on this for 4 more months. Thanks Ryblesus. joe .c ."

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  • Jeny
  • November 29, 2020

"My Dr put me on Rybelsus in March/April 2020. I will admit the nausea was pretty bad for about the first month but I stuck to it because it was really working well on my blood sugar. Since I started I have lost 42 lbs!! I have not been dieting but I do have some outdoor projects that required physical labor, like shoveling dirt, clearing brush, moving stones, etc. The nausea only comes back when my sugar is low and I really need to eat. I don’t even get a growling stomach anymore. I would recommend Rybelsus to anyone looking to manage your blood sugar and lose some weight."

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  • Amie
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 13, 2022

"I was very frightened after reading the reviews. I am 52 and had gained from 130 pounds to 158 the most I have every weighed in my life. Stated the 3mg 3 weeks ago and have lost 10 pounds and no side effects other than occasional slight nausea. My appetite has decreased but for the better. I am walking 3 miles a day and eating very healthy. Stopped drinking soda now only flavored water. I consider this a miracle. Never lost weight this quickly. Happy as heck. Will continue the 3 mg and recheck A1C. So far this rocks. If it enables me to get in control of my eating and lose to a healthy weight to better my overall health then I call it a huge success. Love love love it!!!!!!!"

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  • Cando
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 29, 2020

"When I first started the 3mg of Rybelsus, the nausea for the first 3 weeks was nearly unbearable. However, like magic, around day 21, it stopped. I don’t feel as full as I did at the beginning now that I’m starting my second month of 7mg. However, I continue to lose weight with diet and exercise. If you’re struggling at the beginning - hold on for 30 days - it might pass like it did for me!"

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  • Dori
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 21, 2020

"I started taking Rybelsus 3mg. Was nauseous at first and constipated. I was also belching a lot. After 2 weeks, that seemed to stop. I've been on the 7mg for 17 days and the nausea, indigestion, stomach pain and now diarrhea have been almost unbearable and are getting worse. I've also started feeling panicky and anxiety in the middle of the night with rapid heartbeat. I'm stopping the 7mg tomorrow and calling my doctor. I can't feel like this at Christmas. Going to see if she will put me back on 3mg. My A1C was 9.0. I have no idea what it is now. I've also lost 18 lbs because I can barely eat anything. This isn't worth it."

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  • Saidie
  • October 17, 2020

"Dr. ordered 3mg 30 days ago to be added to Metformin 2000mg. Blood sugars have decreased to from 200-350 range to 120-150 range. Weight reduced by 14#. I experienced nausea and fullness for first two weeks. That has tapered off yet the appetite suppression has continued. After a month Dr. is pleased with the results as am I. He has ordered me to continue on the 3mg and the insurance I have has agreed to cover it with a copay I can afford. I am so grateful for this new med!"

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  • joano
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 15, 2020

"Dr put me on Rybelsus since I had bad luck with trulicity and feeling sick every time I took the shot. The first month of the dose 3mg I noticed I never ate, I had a complete lack of appetite. I was exhausted, weird dreams and a constant feeling of anxiety. Sometime insomnia. I put up with it. Second round with the 7 mg. The first day I was sicker than heck. I felt like I was on a cliff dangling, my anxiety turned into panic rapid heartbeat and unable to sleep. I stopped after day 4. Called dr left a message and she never got back to me. I am debating trying to take a 7mg every other day maybe or go back to the 3mgs and see if there is a difference now that it is almost out of my system. It is brutal to the body. The warnings say nothing about the anxiety feelings or the insomnia."

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  • CADoc...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 13, 2020

"I’m prediabetic, Ha1c 5.7. And I’ve been struggling to loose weight for 20 years. I have an excellent diet but I eat too much. I’m hungry all the time. I started Rybelsus (paying out of pocket-Ouch) to see if it’s worth hassling my insurance company to a. On 3 mg I felt nothing, no nausea, but +loose stools. When I went to 7 mg I felt nausea for 1 hour after taking the pill and decreased appetite the rest of the day. I am easily staying on my 1400-1500 calorie diet, which has never been easy for me in the past. At 1 month of 7 mg I’ve lost 8 pounds (255 to 247) and very encouraged. The science behind this medicine is inspiring."

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  • Type...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 26, 2023

"I have been taking 3mg Rybelsus for 14 days for type 2 diabetes alongside Metformin. I have had no negative side effects from this medication other than a low blood sugar reading most days. I take it around 6 am with a small amount of water as directed and then breakfast around an hour later. I have lost 14 lb in weight but I have started eating very healthy with a low carb intake. My appetite has reduced and my portion sizes have reduced as I do feel much fuller for longer. So far so good."

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  • siva
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 10, 2020

"My dr. put me on Rybelsus as I had high blood sugar. I had too much difficulty taking the 3 mg with nausea, diarrhea, and Headache. I planned to quit but I read the reviews here. I somehow managed my symptoms and tried harder. My dr. then increased dosage to 7 mg. Rybelsus was able to bring my blood sugar levels from 10.6 to 5.6 almost normal levels in a period of 3 months. If anyone planning to quit please persevere and the results are amazing. It practically stops your cravings for food and helps you stabilize. Another miracle was that I was finally able to quit coffee in the morning as I get migraine without it. Compared to the nausea and diarrhea and the churning of the stomach, migraine wasn't big of a deal and I finally went without taking coffee. This is really a miracle drug for Diabetes. Thank you."

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  • FatTim
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 27, 2021

"My A1c has been hovering around 7 and my weight was creeping up so my doc suggested this. I started on the 3 and the nausea and projectile vomiting was rough...indeed I didn’t think I could handle it. Then I discovered if I take it when I wake in the small hours to pee if I took it then I had almost no problems. I’m now up to the 15mg dose and so far I’ve gone from around 255lb to about 220lb and falling. Two whole jean sizes...haven’t done new labs yet...but the weight loss is remarkable...it’s also quite weird to essentially almost never feel hungry anymore"

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  • Jan
  • March 26, 2021

"I started on Rybelsus and only took 4 doses. I didn’t get terrible stomach upset but my abdomen went completely numb. I’ve been off of the medication for 4 days and am still completely numb. Went to ER and they ran blood work and CAT scan, all was normal. I went to chiropractor and again all was normal. Numbness is listed as rare side effect on drugs.com website which my chiropractor looked up. My endocrinologist isn’t helpful, and I called Rybelsus and they were less than helpful. I’ve now spent hundreds of dollars. I’m very concerned and praying this goes away. I am so numb it hurts to touch my skin. Beware of this medication!"

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  • starr...
  • March 13, 2023

"Started the 3mg for one month and lost 7lbs. I read the reviews about the side effects and saw most have little side effects if taken early, so I take it around 5/6 am with little water. By the time I'm ready to get going for the day, I can have a cup of tea, as it says not to drink within the hour of taking it. My appetite has decreased, I don't pick/ snack and my portion size has decreased. I only ever feel nauseous if I eat too much, but I've got to grips with how much I can eat and to be honest, I don't really feel hungry. I was eating because I felt I should. No other side effects. On my second month so will see how it goes."

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  • Wonde...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • September 9, 2022

"Was placed on this medication to help with PCOS caused insulin resistance and obesity. The first two months were a bit uncomfortable - I was nauseated a lot and had bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Fortunately, immediately starting it, my sugar cravings disappeared. I think I had a rough couple of months because of my old eating habits since this medicine slows how fast your stomach empties. As I developed better eating habits this has gone away completely. I’ve been on this for almost a year now and have lost almost 60lbs. I’m about 5 lbs away from being a normal weight and I’m barely making any effort at this point; the weight is just coming off. I feel the healthiest I’ve felt in over a decade and have been seeing my PCOS symptoms reduce as the weight comes off. This medicine was a miracle for me. I’ve struggled for a decade trying to get my weight under control. Once the insulin resistance was resolved, it literally fell off."

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  • Bunk
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 11, 2020

"I have read a lot of the comments. This medication has helped lower my A1C. I am down from a 8.1 to a 6.5. When I started it , I was weighing 238 pounds now I weigh 217. I was wearing a size 18W/20W now I am at size 16W. I don't want to get too small. I like the way my clothes fit on me. The only thing that I have read about taking this medicine is that it can cause Thyroid cancer. So I may stop taking it."

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  • Sue
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • July 25, 2021

"I started this 7mg along with 1000mg of Metformin in August of 2020 and I have lost over 65 pounds. I was insulin resistant and could not lose weight regardless of my diet. I’m 56 years old and this has been the easiest weight loss I have ever had and I have done it all. I did begin with a low carb diet but now I eat what I want in moderation. It had definitely helped with my appetite and I feel full quickly. I am under a doctors supervision and go monthly and all of my numbers are great. It may not work for everyone but for me it’s been a lifesaver."

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  • Missy
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • August 14, 2020

"Started Rybelsus when it first came out in October 2019. Took 3 mg at first and my glucose levels started to rise. Changed to 14mg and was on that for 6 mos. Glucose went very low - I was tired and weak. A1C went from 10.1 to 5.2. Changed to 7 mg. and feel so much better, glucose levels are still within normal limits. I've had no side-effects and great results. I do take this with 5mg of Glipizide - once a day. Have tried many diabetic drugs and Rybelsus has worked the best. I've had a slight weight loss ...under 10lbs. So glad I tried this drug. It's a winner in my book."

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  • Isabel
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 24, 2020

"My endocrinologist prescribed 3 mg to start because the B12 depletion from metformin (I have b12 anemia) was not good and constant yeast infections from Forxiga were very annoying. At first, I noticed a major appetite decline. There was a bit of nausea for the first 2 weeks. I started the 7 mg after a month and while I've been experiencing constipation, I am so happy about the weight loss. I've been on Rybesus for 10 weeks and have lost 10 lbs. My latest random glucose test had me at 5.7, down from 6.3 - 7 over the previous few months. I am happy about fewer carb cravings and will stay on Rybelsus as long as I can. I am lucky my health plan covers it because it's quite expensive."

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