Lawsuits have been filed by people who took Ozempic for diabetes or weight-loss and developed stomach paralysis (also called “gastroparesis”) and other severe digestive problems.
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Ozempic Stomach Paralysis Lawsuit Filed by Woman in Louisiana
In August 2023, a lawsuit was filed by a woman who claims that she suffered extreme nausea, vomiting, and stomach paralysis from Ozempic and Mounjaro.
What is Ozempic?
Ozempic® is the brand-name of semaglutide, a once-weekly injection medication for the treatment of type-2 diabetes. It has also been shown to help people lose weight, along with diet and exercise.
Ozempic is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company, and it was approved in the U.S. in 2017. Since then, it has become wildly popular as a treatment for obesity and diabetes. There is also a higher-dose version of Ozempic that is called Wegovy.
How Does Ozempic Work?
Ozempic belongs to a class of diabetes drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. It mimics the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which the body naturally releases after a person eats food. Ozempic helps control blood-sugar levels and it makes reduces appetite by slowing down digestion.
Can Ozempic Help With Weight-Loss?
Ozempic has been shown to help people with diabetes lose weight. When patients feel full longer, they eat less, which can result in dramatic weight-loss within weeks of starting Ozempic. In one study, patients on Ozempic lost about 5 pounds a month, or an average of 27 pounds in 5 months.
What is the Problem?
Lawsuits accuse Novo Nordisk of failing to adequately warn patients and doctors about the risk of stomach paralysis from Ozempic.
The Prescribing Information for Ozempic warns: “Ozempic® delays gastric emptying,” and also lists nausea as a potential side effect. However, the label does not include warnings about stomach paralysis, gastroparesis, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS), and more.
What is Stomach Paralysis?
Stomach paralysis, also known as “gastroparesis,” occurs when the stomach empties food too slowly into the intestines, or the movement of food stops completely. This can cause severe nausea, vomiting, and even a hardened mass of old, half-digested food called a bezoar.
Stomach Paralysis and Type-2 Diabetes
Type-2 diabetes is the most common cause of stomach paralysis. Over time, uncontrolled high blood-sugar levels damage the nerves that control muscles in the stomach. This can cause problems with the normal movement of muscles in the stomach, which may be unable to effectively squeeze food into the small intestines.
How Do I Know If I Have Gastroparesis?
Only a doctor can diagnose gastroparesis, but the symptoms may include:
- Stomach pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Vomiting undigested food hours after eating
- Feeling very full for a long time after eating
- Feeling full after only eating a small amount of food
- Poor appetite
- And more
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