Lawsuits have been filed by people who took Wegovy® for diabetes or weight-loss and developed stomach paralysis, a condition that causes food to stop moving normally through the digestive system.
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Wegovy Lawsuits Filed by People With Stomach Paralysis
Novo Nordisk is facing lawsuits from people who claim that Wegovy causes stomach paralysis (also known as “gastroparesis”), a severe digestive problem in which food does not move from the stomach into the intestines as quickly as it should.
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What is the Problem?
Lawyers accuse Novo Nordisk of downplaying the risk of stomach paralysis. Although the Wegovy Prescribing Information warns that it “delays gastric emptying,” the risk information does not include stomach paralysis, gastroparesis, or other severe digestive problems that have been reported by patients who started using Wegovy, Ozempic, Mounjaro, and similar medications.
What is Stomach Paralysis?
Stomach paralysis, also known as “gastroparesis,” occurs when food is sitting too long in the stomach. The food moves too slowly (or stops moving altogether) from the stomach into the intestines due to problems with stomach nerves and muscles. This often causes nausea, vomiting, indigestion, bloating, feeling full very quickly or for a long time after eating, and more.
Type-2 Diabetes and Stomach Paralysis
Stomach paralysis can occur in people with type-2 diabetes, because uncontrolled high blood-sugar levels damage the nerves in the stomach. It makes the stomach muscle contractions too weak to effectively move food into the intestines.
What is the Risk?
In some cases, people suffering from long-term problems with stomach paralysis develop extreme nausea and malnutrition. They may also develop a bezoar, which is a hardened mass of half-digested food that can block the stomach or intestines.
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy® is a prescription medication that contains semaglutide, a drug that was derived from lizard venom. It helps regulate blood-sugar levels and control appetite, which can help people lose weight.
Wegovy Approved for Type-2 Diabetes and Weight-Loss
Wegovy is approved for type-2 diabetes and also weight-loss in people who are overweight or obese. Wegovy contains a higher dose of semaglutide than Ozempic®. Both drugs are manufactured by Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company.
How Long Has Wegovy Been Available?
Wegovy was approved by the FDA in June 2021, as a once-weekly injection (2.4-mg) for chronic weight management in certain patients with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater.
How Does Wegovy Work?
Wegovy works by mimicking GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), which is a hormone that is found in the digestive tract of people that regulates blood-sugar levels. GLP-1 also targets certain parts of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake, which helps people eat less food and feel full longer after eating.
What Are Some Common Side Effects of Wegovy?
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Abdominal distention or swelling
- Low blood-sugar levels in patients with type-2 diabetes
- Gas buildup (flatulence)
- Intestinal infections (gastroenteritis)
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