Ozempic is a diabetes drug that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017. Also known as “semaglutide”, Ozempic is a once-weekly injection for those with type 2 diabetes. Several problems have come up in regard to this drug’s use such as people developing gallstones and disease requiring surgery to remove the gallbladder. Additionally, some doctors have prescribed Ozempic for weight loss purposes which is not an FDA-approved use. Those taking Ozempic for weight loss have also suffered gallbladder disease and other problems such as serious gastrointestinal issues. Wegovy is a higher-dose semaglutide drug that has now been approved for weight loss.
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