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Ozempic And Wegovy: What You Need To Know

Touro College of Pharmacy Experts Answer Commonly-Asked Questions About Popular Weight Loss Drugs

It seems everyone is taking Ozempic or Wegovy as a quick way to take off those pesky extra pounds. From Hollywood to suburbia, it’s become a not-so-hidden secret for those looking to lose weight. But are they safe? What are the potential side effects of long-term use? Semaglutide, the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy, was originally approved to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus as Ozempic, and later approved for treatment of obesity as Wegovy. The soaring demand has resulted in worldwide medication shortages and an increase in counterfeit products. Before you start—or continue—to take the medication, here are some important facts you should know.

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