Wednesday, February 1, 2023

This is how Ozempic works, a diabetes drug used for weight loss and sold in Spain

One of the scenes in the movie ‘Heart’s Wrong’ shows the protagonist Casey Salazar getting an injection against the disease which affects him multiple times and is crucial to the plot of the story. The girl is suffering from diabetes and is in dire need of treatment.

Similar to the tape that went viral in October, Ozempic, a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, is supplied.

This medicine comes in a box containing four doses, which means One month treatment, as it is used weekly. In Colombia, this drug can cost around 700 thousand pesos and is sold under medical prescription.

This drug requires a prescription for sale and has an average market price of $660,000. – photo: Farmer

Now, what’s up though”Ozempic is used to improve blood sugar levels, thereby reducing the risk of serious cardiovascular events such as heart attack. stroke or death in adults with type 2 diabetes with confirmed cardiovascular disease,” is being sought for other purposes.

For example, the hashtag #ozempic has gone viral, with over 395 million mentions on Tik Tok. It is promoted as a quick way to lose weight. What’s more, some videos show users losing between five and 25 kilos in a short period of time.

Media in Spain, the United States and Australia have also warned of shortages due to increased purchases affecting those who really need it. Along with testimonials on the use of the drug, experts have come out warning of adverse effects of its use.

Ozempic Prescribed To Adults To Treat Type 2 Diabetes Is Used Once A Week.
Ozempic prescribed to adults to treat type 2 diabetes is used once a week. – photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Reasons it helps in reducing weight

Basically, Ozempic helps to lower blood sugar levels as well as regulate glucose and regulate insulin in the body. The active principle that helps to produce it is Semaglutide.

The Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC) states that it is an analogue of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), approved for the treatment of DM2, (diabetes mellitus type 2) And it has a powerful hypoglycemic effect.

Likewise, Javier Escalada, president of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition, explained to Cadena Ser that since the drug began to be used, “It was observed that it achieved very significant weight loss and this fact led to the development of clinical studies with semagglutin in obese people without diabetes, noting that, in fact, weight loss in these conditions Subtraction is also very important”,

Ozempic Is Injected Under The Skin Of The Abdomen, Thigh, Or Upper Arm.  Each Box Yields Up To Four Doses.
Ozempic is injected under the skin of the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Each box yields up to four doses. – photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

warnings from health officials

As is common in other contexts, despite the prevalence of some beliefs, science warns of adverse events. What’s more, on the same web page of the drug it is explained that six serious adverse effects and other common ones such as Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tummy (abdominal) pain and constipation.

serious secondary consequences

  1. Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). You may feel severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) towards your back that does not go away with or without vomiting.
  2. Changes in vision.
  3. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar include dizziness or lightheadedness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability or mood changes, sweating, slurred speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, tremors, weakness, headache, rapid heartbeat, and agitation. to feel.
  4. Kidney problems (kidney failure). It can appear in people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting with loss of fluid (dehydration). The manufacturer assures that “it is important that you drink plenty of fluids to reduce the likelihood of dehydration.”
  5. Severe allergic reactions. They refer to swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat; trouble breathing or swallowing; severe rash or itching; fainting or dizziness; or fast heartbeat.
  6. Gallbladder problems. It is associated with upper tummy (abdominal) pain, fever, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) or clay-coloured stools.

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