What should I expect when taking Mysimba?

What should I expect when taking Mysimba?

Potential Side Effects:

  • Feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting)
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Difficulty sleeping (take your evening dose of medication earlier in the evening rather than later)
  • Anxiety, agitation
  • Joint and muscle pain

If the side effects do not go away after one month of treatment, it is important to discuss this with your doctor. Your doctor can help you find ways to manage side effects, or may recommend you stop taking Mysimba.
Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or doesn’t go away. This includes any possible side effects not listed here.
For more information on Mysimba, please read the Patient Information Leaflet inside your package of Mysimba medication.
Additional information can also be found at www.mysimba.ie
Like all medicines, Mysimba can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Seizures are rare and may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people taking Mysimba. If you have a seizure, you should stop taking Mysimba and consult your doctor immediately.

What benefits can I expect when taking Mysimba?

When you start taking Mysimba, you may see improvements in wellbeing by week eight of treatment. In the trials, patients on Mysimba reported improvement in their self-esteem and were able to move more freely. Patients also felt less hungry and had a reduced desire or craving for food.
Clinical studies with Mysimba have been performed in more than 4,500 patients who were overweight or obese. In these studies, Mysimba in combination with a reduced calorie diet and physical exercise, had significant effects on weight.1

Mysimba will not help you to lose weight overnight, it is recommended that you continue treatment with Mysimba beyond 16 weeks if you have lost 5% or more of your body weight at week 16.

11.7%  weight loss was the average weight loss in people who continued treatment with Mysimba for one year.

32%  of these people lost over 15% of their body weight at one year.

Remember, if you have been taking Mysimba for 16 weeks and have not lost at least 5% of your initial body weight, your doctor may discontinue your prescription. Please do not be discouraged if this happens, Mysimba may not work for you but there are other approaches you can take in consultation with your doctor.

As you start to lose weight, it is important to continue making healthy lifestyle choices and continue taking Mysimba, which may help you maintain your weight loss.

IE-MYS-71 | Date of preparation: October 2019

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