He has become famous through social networks: An anti-diabetic drug that influencers and celebrities are using to lose weight And that his followers are looking for success, because there is no prescription in pharmacies throughout Spain and prescriptions are required.
ozampic has gone viral and some media are already calling it the ‘Hollywood drug’ because some of the America’s Most Famous Faces (Kim Kardashian, Elon Musk, etc.) openly confess to lose weight thanks to this drug Injectable, but there are pieces to this story that don’t fit.
Diabetics have been condemning it for this reason boom Media It is no longer possible to find the product in pharmacies. From the Official College of Pharmacists of Salamanca it is emphasized that “this product is not sold to anyone, but must be prescribed by a doctor. It is sold only by prescription.
Secondly, it is not that weight loss is a side effect, but it is specifically indicated for this purpose. “It’s a drug that actually works two diseases: diabetes and obesity. It lowers the level of diabetes, while obesity produces a stronger feeling of satiety and reduces intake”, details Maria Engracia Perez.
So why is it so hard to find in pharmacies? Professionals point to several reasons. It is true that the demand has increased due to the fame coming from the United States. Legal and prescription—no gimmick—but interest has skyrocketed remarkably. On the other hand, the price at which this product is sold The United States reached 1,200 dollars, while in Spain the price was negotiated at 132 euros., Logically, the pharmaceutical company is more interested in allocating its stock to the United States than to the Spanish market. “Actually hardly any units are being received since October. It is practically a situation of shortage, but both diabetics and obese people are using other alternatives”, explains María Engracia Pérez, who, despite the careless recommendations made by social networks, continues to abuse this type of drug. Warns about the risks of