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ISP warned: Viral remedy on Tik Tok for weight loss not registered for that use

As indicated by the director of ISP, this drug is prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes. The viralization of the drug has created a shortage for patients who need access to it.

The drug named Ozampic has gone viral on Tik Tok., as users of social networks say that it is used for weight loss. However, the Institute of Public Health (ISP) warns that the treatment It is not registered for that use, as it is prescribed to patients with diabetes.

Hundreds of videos promote the use of injectable semaglutide, which is sold in Chile as Ozempic. Due to this the stock of medicine is over. Which has created a shortage for diabetic users, a population that needs access to it.

In this regard, Heriberto Garcia, director of the Public Health Institute, told Amol that this drug Only in pharmacies there is a record under the prescription,

It is indicated as an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. For adults with inadequate control of type 2 diabetes”, he explained about its use.

In addition, he explained that it is also indicated for “monotherapy treatment in cases of contraindication or intolerance to metformin and in combination with other drugs to lower blood glucose.”

“So It is not a registered medicine to treat obesity or treat weight loss“, the representative of the ISP clarified that “its treatment is in diabetes and in intolerance to metformin, unsafe use in people without diabetes or with intolerance can be harmful”.

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