A new trend has been getting a lot of attention: people using the diabetes drug Ozempic for weight loss.
But what does the research say about this use of the drug? Do health experts recommend Ozempic for weight loss purposes?
Ozempic is a weekly injection that helps lower blood sugar by helping the pancreas make more insulin. It is not approved for weight loss.
The active ingredient in Ozempic, semaglutide, does work for weight loss, according to research. It's important that people continue to make lifestyle changes to help their weight loss, such as eating right and exercising.
It’s important to note that if you start taking either of these drugs for weight loss, your body may get used to it, establishing a new normal. This can cause your weight to plateau. Research has shown that if you stop taking Ozempic, it's likely that you will gain back the weight you lost.