Stomach Paralysis from Ozempic (Semaglutide): What to Know

Have you developed Stomach Paralysis from a Semaglutide injection like Ozempic? Learn about Stomach Paralysis and the recent lawsuit created to help people affected

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To date, over 50 lawsuits have been filed arguing that doctors and the manufacturers of semaglutide injectables failed to properly inform patients that the drugs can cause severe gastrointestinal injuries like stomach paralysis (gastroparesis.)

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## What is Ozempic (Semaglutide)? Ozempic, also known by its generic name semaglutide, is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. Its active ingredient, semaglutide, works by mimicking the hormone GLP-1, which is responsible for stimulating insulin production and suppressing appetite. This hormone is typically released after a meal and helps regulate blood sugar levels. By activating GLP-1 receptors, Ozempic helps to decrease appetite and increase feelings of fullness. Originally developed and approved by the FDA in 2017 as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, Ozempic has shown promising results in helping individuals lose weight. However, recent reports have emerged linking Ozempic to a potentially serious side effect – gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis.

## What is Stomach Paralysis (Gastroparesis)? Gastroparesis is a condition where the muscles in the stomach are unable to properly contract, resulting in delayed or slowed movement of food through the digestive system. This can lead to a range of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, and a feeling of fullness after eating even small meals. In some cases, gastroparesis can also cause changes in blood sugar levels, as food is not digested and absorbed in a timely manner.

## Can Semaglutides like Ozempic cause Stomach Paralysis? [A study published in the Journal of the American Association issued]( a warning about the potential risk of gastroparesis with the use of Semaglutides like Ozempic. The study found that use of GLP-1 agonists (semaglutides) for weight loss compared with the use of other products, was associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal adverse events including pancreatitis, gastroparesis, and bowel obstruction. It is important to note that the link between semaglutides and gastroparesis is not yet fully understood and more research is needed to determine the exact cause of this potential side effect. However, it is suspected that semaglutides may affect the function of the vagus nerve, which controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. By slowing down the movement of food through the stomach, semaglutides may contribute to the development of gastroparesis and other gastrointestinal adverse events. The study concluded that given the wide use of semaglutides, these rare gastrointestinal adverse events must be considered by patients who are contemplating using semaglutides for weight loss.

## What does this mean for patients who are currently using Ozempic (Semaglutide) or considering starting the medication? It is important to remember that everyone's experience with medication can be different and not all patients who use Ozempic will develop gastroparesis. However, it is crucial to be aware of the potential risks associated with any medication and to report any concerning symptoms to your healthcare provider. If you are currently taking Ozempic and have not experienced any symptoms of gastroparesis, it is still recommended to discuss this potential side effect with your doctor and to be vigilant for any changes in your digestive health. If you do experience symptoms of gastroparesis, seek medical attention immediately. For those considering starting Ozempic, it is important to have a thorough discussion with your healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of the medication. They may recommend alternative treatments or closely monitor you for signs of gastroparesis if you do choose to use a semaglutide like Ozempic.

## Have you developed Stomach Paralysis (Gastroparesis) After Using a Semaglutide like Ozempic? You May be Entitled to Compensation If you have experienced gastroparesis after taking a semaglutide like Ozempic, our unsafe product lawyers at Green & Schafle can review your case and determine if your injury may qualify for compensation. At Green & Schafle, you will never be asked to pay any fees unless a financial recovery is made in your case. Our contingency fee structure means you can afford to hire the very best unsafe product attorney, no matter your financial situation. Here’s where to begin: - Contact Green & Schafle to see if we can help you. - Speak with an experienced unsafe product lawyer at our law firm. - Let us guide you through the legal process from start to finish.

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