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Is it safe injecting Ozempic for Your Weight Loss?

42% of Americans are dealing with obesity (30 over BMI: body mass index), according to the Cleveland Clinic, obesity is a metabolic disease that leads to chronic diseases, especially blood-related diseases. Many TV stars advertised the medication for their weight loss success, the magic medication, Ozempic for catching two things with one stone, and it brought much attention to the public.

According to the FDA, Semaglutide (the generic name of Ozempic) belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. By mimicking, the GLP-1 hormone is released in the gastrointestinal tract in response when eating food to produce more insulin that reduces blood sugar. It also interacts and sends a signal to the brain a feeling of fullness. However, Ozempic works for weight loss at the same time there is a dark side which is many side effects.

The once-a-week injection is like a magic wand to take care of diabetes and obesity, and its consumption rate increased steadily over the past few decades in the United States. FDA is aware, and investigating that counterfeit Ozempic exists, being marketed in the U.S. According to the FDA, “The agency investigates any report of suspect drugs to determine the public health risks and the appropriate regulatory response, and remains vigilant in protecting the U.S. drug supply from these threats.”

According to drugwatch.com, Dr. Maria Anton, endocrinologist and educator at Pritikin Longevity Center said that Ozempic commonly causes side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation. Severe side effects of Ozempic include allergic reactions, changes in vision, and pancreatitis. Ozempic carries an FDA-boxed warning for the risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. It is an active lawsuit in progress.

 

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