Ozempic Possibly Linked to Gallbladder Issues
Ozempic, known by its generic name Semaglutide, has been the subject of media attention because of it’s use for weight loss. It is primarily prescribed to Type 2 Diabetics to control blood sugar levels without insulin. As of 2021, more than 10,000 adverse events directly Semaglutide usage were reported to the FDA Adverse Reporting System (FAERS). These reports indicate that Ozempic is suspected to be the cause of over 75% of gallbladder disorders reported to FAERS.
What Studies Say
Recent studies of Ozempic and other Semaglutide products indicate there could be a link between the drug and the diagnosis of gallbladder-related illnesses. These illnesses are most notably cholelithiasis (gallstones) and cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder). During clinical trials of Ozempic, 90% of patients who reported cholelithiasis required a cholecystectomy, or surgical removal of the gallbladder.
If you believe that you sustained an injury related to the use of Sumaglutide, or Ozempic, you could be entitled to compensation. If a settlement is reached on your behalf, it may be used to cover damages. These damages could include cost of future and past medical treatment and costs, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and punitive damages.
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