Mounjaro side effects and how to manage them

Starting a new weight loss medication with Mounjaro, Wegovy, or Rybelsus can be exciting as you take steps towards your weight loss goals. But let’s be real, Mounjaro side effects can sometimes feel like uninvited guests at a party. The good news? We're here to help you manage Mounjaro side effects comfortably and get the most from your weight loss medication.

Don't forget - your CheqUp prescription comes with free access to our expert team who can advise on everything from side effects, exercise, nutrition and generally act as a sounding board for your weight loss journey. Book your appointment today

Mounjaro Side Effects - Nausea

Nausea is one of the common Mounjaro side effects, especially when you’re new to these medications. Here are a few tips to manage this common side effect and keep your tummy happy:

  • Ginger tea or sugar-free ginger sweets: ginger is a natural remedy for nausea side effects. Sip some ginger tea or keep sugar-free ginger sweets handy.
  • Small and frequent meals: big meals can overwhelm your stomach. Opt for smaller, more frequent meals to keep things calm to help calm Mounjaro side effects from weight loss medication.
  • Avoid fatty and greasy foods:  these can be hard on your stomach, particularly when you're using weight loss medication. Stick to lighter, easier-to-digest options like soups, toast and plain yoghurt.
  • Drink more water: sometimes, a little extra water can do wonders for your Mounjaro side effects. Sip slowly throughout the day.

Mounjaro side effects - Tiredness

Fatigue is one of the common Mounjaro side effects. Here are some ways to keep your energy levels up:

  • Move a little : gentle exercises like walking or stretching can actually boost your energy while using weight loss medication. 
  • Get fresh air:  step outside for a few minutes to get some fresh air, natural light and a change of scenery.
  • Power naps a short nap (20-30 minutes) can refresh you without making you groggy
  • Balanced breakfast: start your day with a balanced breakfast that includes protein. Protein helps stabilise blood sugar levels providing sustained energy throughout the morning. Think eggs, Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese or a smoothie with protein powder. This is a great boost to many of the Mounjaro side effects
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Mounjaro side effects - Constipation

Constipation is one of the common Mounjaro side effects. It can be rather unpleasant, but we've got tips to keep things moving.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate:  water helps keep things flowing smoothly and reduce Mounjaro side effects. 

  1. Keep a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day to remind yourself to drink.
  2. Set alarms on your phone or use an app to set regular reminders to take a sip of water.
  3. Eat hydrating foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and oranges
  4. If plain water is too boring, add a splash of lemon, lime, or cucumber for some natural flavour.
  • Fibre up : foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, pulses and whole grains are your friends.
  • Stay active : regular physical activity (as simple as walking) can help your digestive system do its thing and reduce constipation from weight loss medication. Regular activity is also a great solution to many of the other Mounjaro side effects.
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Mounjaro side effects - Headaches

Headaches can be one of the common Mounjaro side effects, but don’t let them get you down.

  • Stay hydrated: dehydration can cause headaches, so drink up (see tips above on hydration)
  • Rest and relax: sometimes a little downtime is all you need. Find a quiet space, close your eyes for a bit and breathe deeply and slowly.
  • Stretch your neck and press pressure points: relieve tension headaches by doing simple neck stretches and pressing specific pressure points, like your temples, the base of your skull, and between your eyebrows.
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Final tips on Mounjaro side effects and other weight loss medication

We know that managing Mounjaro side effects can be daunting. Our team of experts are here to help provide guidance on the most common side effects and help get the most from your weight loss medication. All your conversations are 100% confidential and provided Free with your CheqUp monthly prescription.

Book your appointment today and get all the help you need to manage side effects from weight loss medication.

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Published: 14 June 2024