Ozempic use can result in concerning side effects – what you need to know about adverse reactions and stomach paralysis

Treven Pyles

By Treven Pyles

Posted on May 10th, 2024

After the risk of developing stomach paralysis due to using semaglutide-containing drugs came to light in 2023, people who took these medications and experienced this side effect began filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, Novo Nordisk.

As a medication used for treating diabetes and weight management, semaglutide is the active ingredient in the drugs Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus. While these drugs are very effective, working by making people feel full quickly after eating and slowing digestion, they come with a serious health risk - stomach paralysis. Also known as gastroparesis, this is a chronic, often irreversible disorder that occurs when the stomach takes too long to empty food and can cause life-threatening health complications.

Because the symptoms of stomach paralysis and the side effects of using semaglutide can overlap, people who use Ozempic should pay close attention to their health and inform their physicians about what they experience. These are some of the side effects semaglutide users may notice, which can also be the signs of stomach paralysis:

  • abdominal pain
  • bloating
  • severe vomiting
  • nausea
  • bowel obstruction
  • heartburn

If you feel full shortly after eating and for a long time after a meal, have upper abdominal pain, feel nauseous, or vomit frequently, you may have gastroparesis. Furthermore, your stomach may feel bloated, and you may experience acid reflux. When stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, it can feel like heartburn. To make matters even more confusing, stomach paralysis can be caused by diabetes, but it can also be an adverse reaction to taking Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus. It is worth noting that gastroparesis can also be a complication of acid reflux.

Therefore, it is crucial that individuals who use semaglutide and experience any concerning side effects seek medical attention as soon as possible. Only a medical professional with relevant experience in distinguishing between the side effects of semaglutide and the warning signs of stomach paralysis will be able to shed light on what you experience. After conducting some tests and exams, they will be able to tell you whether your symptoms are a cause for concern or not. One of the most useful tests in diagnosing gastroparesis is scintigraphy, which assesses how the rate at which food leaves the stomach.

We provide quality legal assistance to Ozempic users affected by stomach paralysis

If you took Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus and have a stomach paralysis diagnosis, you might be entitled to financial compensation from the drug manufacturer for your physical and emotional distress. With over 35 years of experience in handling defective drug cases, our skilled attorneys will gladly help you determine whether you qualify for filing a claim with minimal involvement on your part.

To initiate the legal process, all you need to do is contact our law firm, send us proof of you having used Ozempic as prescribed by your doctor, and provide our team with your medical records stating your official diagnosis. We will thoroughly evaluate your case, and if we conclude that you are entitled to compensation, we will go to great lengths to obtain the money you deserve from Novo Nordisk.