What are Possible Side Effects of Lipotropic Injections?

Upset stomach from lipotropic injections.

Lipotropic injections, also known as fat burning injections, are a marvelous method to help individuals reach their weight loss and health goals. This minimally invasive and safe procedure helps your body burn fat at a quicker rate, dissolving pockets of fat throughout the body. Lipotropic injections are a crucial component of any medical weight loss plan and can have both immediate and long-lasting results. However, like any treatment, there are a few possible side effects of lipotropic injections. While these side effects are rare, they can still occur in certain cases.

Upset Stomach and Urinary Problems

Lipotropic injections contain a variety of different vitamins and substances, including Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Choline, Chromium, L-Carnitine, and Picolinate. If you are not adequately hydrating, this fat-fighting cocktail can put a strain on the kidneys. This strain can lead to a stomach ache and possibly urinary problems. However, these side effects are temporary and will subside quickly.

Exhaustion From Lipotropic Injections

One of the ways that lipotropic injections help you lose weight and fat is by temporarily changing the function of the digestive system. By increasing your metabolism and digestive tract, your body is working at a higher level than usual. This increased workload can lead to extreme exhaustion in the period immediately following the injection.

Pain or Tenderness at the Injection Spot

Lipotropic injections are sent into the body through a needle, and following the injection, it is possible to experience some pain and tenderness at the point of injection. The pain tends to go away quite quickly, however, if you are experiencing swelling, pain, and redness at the injection spot after a few days, contact a medical professional immediately. This could mean that you have an infection.

An Allergic Reaction to a Lipotropic Injection

Some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to a lipotropic injection shot. Signs of an allergic reaction can include itchiness, a rash, hives, chest tightness, shortness of breath and swelling of the throat, lips, mouth or tongue. If you feel that you are having an allergic reaction, get medical intervention as soon as possible.

Unexplained Pain in Random Parts of the Body

A final possible side effect is unexplained pain in various unrelated parts of the body following lipotropic injections. Some common areas that pain occurs is in the neck and parts of the hand. It is currently not clear why this random pain occurs, but it is only temporary and should go away quickly.

Lipotropic Injections Are a Safe Way to Burn Fat

While there are a few possible side effects of lipotropic injections, they are rare. Most patients leave Medarts Weight Loss Specialists in San Diego following lipotropic injections feeling great, ready to burn fat and lose weight. If you are interested in learning more about lipotropic injections or want to schedule a free weight loss consultation, contact Medarts Weight Loss Specialists today. Give us a call at (619) 870-8795.