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Ozempic: The diabetes drug that went viral on TikTok

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drug Ozempic, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes went viral on social networks due to various has been used for a purpose other than that for which it was designedDespite not having medical supervision.

the formula for the drug is semaglutide and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novo Nordisk in 2017.

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic (semaglutide) is an injectable prescription drug with a dosage of 0.5, one or two milligrams, and is used to improve sugar levels (glucose) in the blood in adults with type 2 diabetes.

except, Lower risk of cardiovascular events seriously Like heart attack or brain attack. treatment should be accompanied diet, exercise, and medical monitoringAccording to the drug’s website.

Ozempic Is Used To Treat Type 2 Diabetes Shutterstock
Ozempic is used to treat type 2 diabetes Shutterstock

Why did it go viral in America?

The drug became popular in the United States because used for weight lossWhich has created an unusual shortage of the product in that country, according to the FDA database.

Ozempic, according to a December 22 update, has “limited availability; intermittent supply interruptions will continue through January 2023”, as “short-term stock outages are located at pharmacies” due to increased demand.NDA, it was indicated on the basis.

drug mimics a hormones involved in hunger and eating, Helps stimulate insulin production and often leads to weight loss Los Angeles Times,

“Ozempic is a drug that was designed for diabetics who don’t need insulin. At one point they noticed that patients who were being given these weekly injections he lost a lot of weight“, Dr. Joseph Varone of United Memorial Medical Center in Houston told local media.

ozmpic and tiktok

Videos tagged with the words “Ozempic”, “Ozempic weight loss” and “Ozempic Challenge” have been viewed 347, 137 and five million times, respectively.

Various users, including celebrities, demonstrate the process using the injection, which is applied to the abdomen, and They record weight loss week after week.

Ozempic Is A Medicine That Is Applied To The Abdomen.  ,  Shutterstock
Ozempic is a medicine that is applied to the abdomen. , Shutterstock

Drug risks and side effects

Since it is a drug that must be sold with a prescription, experts in social networks have pointed out that should not be used Ozempic without medical supervision,

The drug page detailed that the serious side effects are the following:

  • inflammation of the pancreas.
  • Changes in vision.
  • Low blood sugar level.
  • kidney problems (kidney failure)
  • severe allergic reactions
  • gallbladder problems

As well as other common side effects: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and constipation.


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