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Is Semaglutide Safe?

What to Know About the Weight Loss Drug

Semaglutide medications have burst onto the weight loss scene, with their use growing exponentially over the past two years. While they were originally marketed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, many people use the drugs to help them reduce their weight. Research, however, indicates that these drugs may not be as safe as they seem. It is essential to consult with your doctor about using any medication, including semaglutide.

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, we represent individuals who have sustained injuries related to the use of semaglutide and other dangerous drugs. If you have suffered an adverse health condition as a result of taking a semaglutide such as Ozempic or Wegovy, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Are Semaglutide Drugs Safe?

The prevalence of semaglutide and its use as a weight loss medication has many concerns whether the drugs are safe. Semaglutide can come in the form of an injection or tablet. They are prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes as well as weight loss and work by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone. 

Brand names for semaglutide include:

  • Ozempic
  • Wegovy
  • Rybelsus

Wegovy is currently the only semaglutide approved for weight loss. However, other drugs are prescribed off-label to help people lose weight. 

Warnings Against Semaglutide Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received adverse event reports from patients who have used compounded semaglutide. The regulatory agency does not recommend the use of a compounded drug if an approved drug is available to treat the condition. 

Drug manufacturers previously had to update labeling on semaglutide medications to include the potential for an increased risk of ileus. Ileus is a painful condition that prevents your intestine from being able to push waste from your body. In addition to ileus, there have been several other side effects reported after using a semaglutide.

Side Effects of Ozempic and Other Semaglutide

Semaglutide medication also has a number of side effects that can be dangerous to consumers. Any side effects should be reported to your healthcare professional immediately. Keep track of all symptoms and any treatment that you receive. 

Semaglutide side effects include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Fast heart rate
  • Agitation or irritation
  • Abnormal behaviors
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you experience any adverse effects after taking a semaglutide, it is strongly recommended that you get evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. The widespread use of semaglutide medications is concerning, given the number of individuals who have noted painful side effects. 

Contact Our Office to Learn More

Did you suffer side effects after taking a semaglutide like Ozempic or Wegovy? Contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you get the recovery you deserve. 

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