After a video recommending a weight-loss drug, for people with diabetes and being used without medical supervision, went viral, ISPs warned about its use and its consequences.
Experts caution that the drug Ozempic should be used without medical supervision and by people who do not have type 2 diabetes.to whom it is indicated.
This is due to the fact that hundreds of videos of experiences and recommendations about this drug that allows you to lose weight have gone viral on social networks, especially on Tik Tok.
Ozempic, a solution for injection, is prescribed as an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise for adults whose type 2 diabetes mellitus control is insufficient as monotherapy in contrast to metformin or in cases of intolerance, the pharmacy’s Website reads. Green Cross.
As Emol found, the drug is already out of stock in some places, meaning diabetics can’t access it.
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It is appreciated in Tik ToK how users provide guides for its use and even recommendations for “consistent with healthy habits” in treatment, however, it is not warned That medicine is for people with diabetes.
One user, who said she was a nurse, recalled her experience with Ozempic, noting that side effects can be “vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea,” but she clarified that “in my personal case, I had There was none, I managed to lose weight”.
In a conversation with the above medium, Heriberto Garcia, director of the Institute of Public Health, said that the drug is only registered for sale under medical prescription in pharmacies.
Thus, he also indicated that it is prescribed as monotherapy “in cases of contraindications or intolerance to metformin and in combination with other drugs to lower blood glucose.” Therefore, it is not a registered drug for the treatment of obesity or for the treatment of weight loss.”
“Its treatment is in diabetes and intolerance to metformin, Uncontrolled use can be harmful in people without diabetes or intolerance.“, emphasized the expert.