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It is quite common to experience nausea when starting on your new weight loss medication. There are a variety of interventions that can be used to reduce and manage nausea:
Eat 3 small meals a day, with 1-2 snacks
- An empty stomach can make nausea worse
Try opting for bland, cold foods
- for example bananas, custards, jelly, tinned fruit, crackers & toast
- Try ginger containing food and drinks or peppermint tea
Sip cold clear fluids frequently throughout the day
- Aim for 2L of fluids daily. This will also help minimise your risk of headaches & constipation
However, if these methods are unsuccessful or your nausea is severe, or impacting your daily activities please get in touch with our medical support team of nurses and pharmacists here.