MORGONN MCMICHAEL: Hollywood's favorite weight-loss drug has dangerous side effects–including cancer

Who in Hollywood isn't using Ozempic?

A-List celebrities have shared that their secret to being skinny and losing extra weight is using the medication Ozempic, an injection usually used for people with Type-2 diabetes.

Ozempic is a once-per-week injection that contains semaglutides, a medication that helps the pancreas release the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high or too low. Semaglutides are produced when we eat, and they signal us when we are full or when to eat more. Overall it is used to regulate the body’s insulin production.

Lately, E.R. visits have spiked regarding the number of people coming into the hospital using Ozempic with no history or diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Many doctors have commented about the risks on Ozempic and the uprise of people having these side effects alongside other medications that are also on the market including gallstones, kidney faliure and blurred vision.

Seeing that Ozempic is fairly new to the medical market, many long-term effects are unknown at this time. However, the official Ozempic prescribing guide mentions “possible thyroid tumors, including cancer.” Other side effects can include pancreatitis, diabetic retinopathy complications, acute kidney injury, acute gallbladder disease, abdominal pain, nausea, extreme bloating, and more.

Wegovy is another brand of a semaglutide medication with similar side effects.

Ozempic and other injectables have gone viral over the last few years as celebrities have dropped weight so quickly, but is it worth it?

This piece first appeared on TPUSA. 

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