Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Diabetes drug in short supply in US; many dominicans use it

In recent months, the drug Ozempic, which many Dominicans use under prescription to combat diabetes, has been in short supply in the United States, colliding with global supply problems, reports the Anglo-Saxon Press.

It is a once-weekly medication used to improve blood sugar, along with diet and exercise, to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack, stroke, or death, in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease. It reduces

Doctors say Ozempic’s popularity isn’t due to rising rates of diabetes, but because of its weight-loss benefits.

Without medication, people with type 2 diabetes are at risk for high blood sugar that can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, hearing loss, and stroke.

Ozempic works by mimicking a hormone in the body that regulates insulin levels. Allison Schneider, a spokeswoman for the company that made the factory, acknowledged that the company is still facing supply problems.

With interest that Dominicans who consume this drug know the side effects, we visited the Ozempic page: Ozempic® (semaglutide) Injection 0.5 mg or 1 mg for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus which highlighted the following data.

Possible side effects: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach (abdominal) pain, constipation, and vision changes.

Your risk of low blood sugar may be higher if you use it with another drug that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin.

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