OZEMPIC & Other Weight Loss Drugs: Stomach Paralysis and Other Dangerous Side Effects

Location: All US States

image of syringe near abdomen of slim woman

About the Investigation:

Did You Take An Injectable Weight Loss Drug That Caused Stomach Paralysis?

A recent investigation reported that patients taking the weight loss drug Ozempic®, along with others such as Wegovy®, Mounjaro™, Rybelsus®, Trulicity®, and Saxenda®, could experience painful side effects—symptomatic of a condition known as gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis.

If you or someone you know has experienced adverse side effects, consult with a medical professional right away. If you believe that your symptoms are directly related to Ozempic® or similar medications, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Contact Siri & Glimstad LLP to learn more about your legal options. Siri & Glimstad is working with MORGAN & MORGAN – FOR THE PEOPLE!

What Is Ozempic®?

Ozempic® is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist originally used to manage Type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient in Ozempic® is semaglutide, which works by mimicking the effects of GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. By enhancing insulin production and reducing glucose release from the liver, Ozempic is designed to control blood sugar and aid weight loss in diabetic patients.

What Is Wegovy®?

Wegovy® and Ozempic® contain the same active compound; however, Wegovy® contains a much higher dose of semaglutide. It received FDA approval as a weight loss medication in 2021, the first new weight loss medication to gain approval in several years.

What Is Saxenda®?

Saxenda® is a GLP-1 medication that delivers an active compound called liraglutide.

Liraglutide was originally approved by the FDA in 2010 as an adjunct therapy to diet and exercise for the management of type 2 diabetes, sold under the brand name Victoza.

But following clinical trial results, liraglutide sold under the name Saxenda®, gained approval in 2017 as a weight loss medication for people with a BMI of 30 or higher or for people with a BMI of 27 and higher who also have a metabolic health condition.

Saxenda® is not used to treat type 2 diabetes.

What Is Rybelsus®?

Rybelsus® is an oral medicine that can be used as a first-line medication to improve blood sugar control in adults over the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes. It works by mimicking the effects of GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates insulin secretion and lowers glucagon secretion from the liver.

What Is Mounjaro™?

Mounjaro™, also known as tirzepatide, is an injection that can be used to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is reported that Mounjaro™ may help the body regulate blood sugar levels and decrease the amount of food eaten.

What Is Trulicity®?

Trulicity® (generic name: dulaglutide) helps users by lowering A1C levels in those with type 2 diabetes. It works by limiting how much sugar gets into the bloodstream, slowing down how quickly food is digested, and helping the pancreas release insulin after a response of high sugar levels in the blood after eating.

The Emergence of Injury Reports

A worrisome trend has emerged with the increasing popularity of these drugs. Reports have surfaced suggesting a possible link between Ozempic® and other similar medications, and a condition known as gastroparesis, also known as stomach paralysis.

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes longer than usual to empty its contents into the small intestine. This can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, and a feeling of fullness. Severe cases may even result in malnutrition and other complications. There is no known cure for the condition, though withdrawal of the medication may lessen symptoms.

Some users of these drugs are reporting intestinal blockages and obstructions as well now.

Many victims have become to come forward and seek justice against the drug manufacturers who failed to properly warn patients of the inherent risks of taking these weight loss treatments. These companies have a duty to keep consumers safe and warn them of any risks involved when using their treatments. A failure to do so entitles victims to pursue compensation, which can be used to cover associated medical bills, a victim’s pain and suffering, or even lost wages due to missed time at work while recovering from injuries.

If you or someone you love were innocently endangered in any of the above ways by harmful weight loss and diabetes medications like Ozempic®, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Share this page:

Get Your Free Case Evaluation:

Thank you. Our experienced legal team is waiting to help you! A representative from Morgan & Morgan will be in touch soon. If you have questions or need to contact us immediately, write us at newintakes@sirillp.com or text or call Jen Malainy 24/7 at 440-381-0338.

More Potential Class Actions…

Did you purchase EzriCare artificial tears? You may be entitled to compensation.

Location: NY

Did you take Tepezza and now you are suffering from permanent hearing problems?

Location: All US States

Have you taken Belviq or its generic equivalent and were diagnosed with cancer?

Location: All US States

Showing 1-3 of 10 results

Load More